Wayne Rooney's Euro 2012 ban cut to two games

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Wayne Rooney leaving his appealAFP

Wayne Rooney's had his Euro 2012 three-match ban cut to two, following an appeal to European footie bosses, Uefa.

The England striker was given the punishment after his red card for kicking Montenegro player Miodrag Dzudovic during October's 2-2 draw.

The appeal result means Rooney can now play in England's third Group D game, against the co-hosts Ukraine.

But he will still miss the first two clashes against France and Sweden.

Rooney's also agreed to do one day of community service with a Uefa project.

Euro 2012 will be hosted by Poland and Ukraine in June and July.