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WAYNE ROONEY TO TRAVEL TO SWITZERLAND FOR QUALIFIER

By NBF News

Wayne Rooney is still expected to travel to Switzerland on Monday for England's Euro 2012 qualifier despite allegations about his private life.

When asked if Rooney would be travelling to Basle, the FA said it expects the whole squad to travel.

No decision has yet been taken and as it stands, Rooney is expected on the flight with the rest of the squad.

The striker played a starring role in England's 4-0 win over Bulgaria at Wembley on Friday.

The stories appeared in two papers, the News of the World and Sunday Mirror.

After his disappointing displays during England's dismal World Cup this summer, Rooney provided much of his team's creative spark against the Bulgarians at Wembley.

The 24-year-old Manchester United man ended a five-month goal drought in his club's 3-0 Premier League win over West Ham last week.

And although he did not find the net at Wembley he revelled in the free role which Capello afforded him, instigating the attacks which led to all three of Jermain Defoe's goals.

Tottenham striker Peter Crouch was ruled out of both matches this week because of a back problem, while Bobby Zamora also dropped out with an injury.

West Ham's Carlton Cole or Sunderland's Darren Bent – both relatively inexperienced at international level – are in the squad.

Italian Capello will definitely have to do without Tottenham's Michael Dawson in the heart of his defence, with West Ham's Matthew Upson, Everton's Phil Jagielka or Bolton's Gary Cahill all possibilities to fill the breach.

First-choice central defenders John Terry and Rio Ferdinand are out of the reckoning with hamstring and knee problems, respectively.