Wayne Rooney
Wayne Rooney was dismissed in England's 2-2 draw in Montenegro last month. REUTERS

Wayne Rooney will learn the outcome of his appeal against a three-match ban for the European Championships on 9 December.

Rooney is currently set to miss the opening three games of Euro 2012 following his red card for kicking out at Miodrag Dzudovic in England's 2-2 qualifying draw away at Montenegro on 7 October.

If the ban is sustained, Rooney will miss all of England's group matches in Poland and Ukraine.
UEFA said in a statement: "The UEFA Appeals Body will deal with the case of England striker Wayne Rooney on Friday, 9 December at UEFA's headquarters in Nyon.

"This follows UEFA's receipt on Friday, 4 November of the official written appeal from the English Football Association against the three-match suspension given to Rooney by the UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body on 13 October."

England manager Fabio Capello has warned Rooney he will not feature in the warm-up games ahead of next summer's tournament. However, the Manchester United striker is likely to be included in Capello's squad and the prospect that his suspension could be shortened will be eagerly anticipated by the Italian coach.