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Hodgson to bring in Rooney for England after serving ban at European Championship

England's Wayne Rooney walks during the official training on the eve of the Euro 2012 soccer championship Group D match between Sweden and England in Kiev, Ukraine, Thursday, June 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
June 16, 2012 - 10:09 AM

KRAKOW, Poland - Tethered to seats in the stands so far at the European Championship, Wayne Rooney is finally ready to burst into life at the European Championship.

With his two-match suspension completed, the spectator will become the striker again on Tuesday against Ukraine, hoping to steer England into the quarterfinals.

The Manchester United player will be unleashed in Group D after missing the draw against France and victory over Sweden.

And to accommodate Rooney, coach Roy Hodgson will make a change to the side that beat Sweden 3-2 on Friday, dropping either goal scorer Danny Welbeck or Andy Carroll.

Hodgson says "Rooney is a special player and it would be very difficult for me to quite frankly to leave him out of the team."

News from © The Associated Press, 2012
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