Wayne Rooney Euro 2012 Ban Reduced To Two Matches After Uefa Appeal
England international striker Wayne Rooney has had his three match ban reduced on appeal.
Rooney was sent off during England's 2-2 draw with Montenegro in October after kicking Miodrag Dzudovic.
He was initially handed a three match ban, and that would have seen him miss England's three group matches at the European Championships in Poland and Ukraine next year.
Now Rooney will be available for England's final group D match against Ukraine.
The third match of his ban will be suspended for four years, meaning that if Rooney is sent off again he will have to serve an additional suspension.
He will also complete a community service project with Uefa, a spokesperson for the football body said.
Rooney attended the 90 minute hearing in person, alongside England manager Fabio Capello, hours after Manchester United were dumped out of the Champions League.
Football Association director of communications Adrian Bevington said the outcome was "very positive".
"We've had a very fair hearing," he told the BBC. "Wayne and Fabio are both very pleased. Wayne will head back to Manchester as a matter of priority."