Rooney expected in Switzerland despite newspaper allegations

Rooney expected in Switzerland despite newspaper allegations

Wayne Rooney is still scheduled to travel to Switzerland tomorrow for England’s Euro 2012 qualifier despite allegations about his private life, Football Association sources said today.

The striker has been the subject of reports in the News of the World and Sunday Mirror leading to speculation about whether he will take part in Tuesday’s match.

However, FA sources have indicated to the Press Association that no decision has yet been taken and as it stands, Rooney is expected on the flight.

The Manchester United star is an integral part of England coach Fabio Capello’s team, even though it is now 11 matches since he last scored for his country.

He claimed three assists and had a hand in the other goal as England opened their qualification campaign on Friday with an impressive 4-0 win over Bulgaria at Wembley.

England take on fellow World Cup contenders Switzerland in Basle on Tuesday.

Following the withdrawal of Peter Crouch through injury, aside from Rooney, Capello has only three other strikers to call upon.

His other options are Darren Bent, Carlton Cole and Jermain Defoe, who profited most from his forward partner’s creative talents by scoring his first international hat-trick.

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