Wayne Rooney will discover Euro 2012 ban on Thursday

England's Wayne Rooney
Rooney has scored 28 goals in 73 appearances for England

Wayne Rooney will discover the length of his Euro 2012 suspension on Thursday, Uefa has announced.

The striker, 25, will definitely miss England's first game in the tournament after kicking Miodrag Dzudovic in the 2-2 draw with Montenegro.

But the governing body's disciplinary panel will meet on Thursday to decide whether to increase that ban.

England manager Fabio Capello has already said Rooney may be left out of the team in the Euro 2012 build up.

In the Premier League, the punishment for violent conduct is an automatic three-match ban.

But Uefa's policy is to suspend the player for one game, with a panel deciding on a case-by-case basis what, if any, additional punishment there should be.

A spokesman for Uefa said: "There are lots of possible sanctions going from a warning, to a big fine and three-game ban.

"The disciplinary body then, based on the referee's report, makes a decision.

"This happens pretty often but depends on the situation and also on the past of the player - if it is a first red card or not."

Rooney was sent off in the World Cup quarter-final against Portugal in 2006 after appearing to stamp on the groin of Ricardo Carvalho and then push Manchester United team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo.

But one aspect in Rooney's favour could be referee Wolfgang Stark's report.

"In the report it states that he [Rooney] left the pitch without contesting the decision", added the Uefa spokesman.

Capello's preparations for England's campaign have been complicated by the absence of his most influential player and he may exclude the Manchester United striker from his plans for upcoming friendlies to study alternatives before next summer.

The Italian even suggested he might be prepared to leave Rooney out of games at Euro 2012 if his replacements are successful, although this is unlikely.

He will definitely miss the visit of World Cup holders Spain to Wembley next month, with Capello confirming: "I want to test new players, a different style and a new different movement, something different.

"Sometimes he will come on at half-time but not from the start. He will not start. We need to prepare the first 11 who will start the Euros."

And on the possibility of Rooney actually being sidelined for games once the tournament began, Capello said: "If they [other players] are good, they will play. In my life as a manager I have put a lot of players on the bench. I always decided who was the best player for me at that moment, at every moment."

Fulham's Bobby Zamora, an unused substitute in Podgorica, is likely to get his chance to stake his claim before Euro 2012 after Darren Bent was preferred on Friday.

Manchester United's Danny Welbeck, Liverpool striker Andy Carroll and Tottenham's Jermain Defoe will also get a chance - while emerging Chelsea youngster Daniel Sturridge is also in Capello's thoughts.

Capello added: "I have got a lot of forwards at this moment, really good forwards, and I need to find the best solution. It will be really interesting because two players I did not select are playing really well.

"I saw the game that Jermain Defoe played against Arsenal and he played really well, ran a lot, pressed a lot. Sturridge is the same. I need to find the solution for the first game, or two games, that Rooney will not play.

"I also wanted to see Zamora and Andy Carroll. This was Andy's third or fourth time with us. Zamora is an interesting player and we need to see him play against some important teams. We will do that."

Capello is hoping Rooney's ban will not be extended. He said: "I hope it's one. I think it will be."

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