I expected a two match ban but certainly not three. It was a silly action by Rooney which he immedeiately regretted but that is the nature of him. A number of talented players have that edge to their temperament and they wouldn't be the same without it. Zidane springs to mind and Roy Keane was another prime example. He will miss all the qualifying matches which seems a bit harsh and Capello must now decide if it's actually worth taking him on the off-chance that we make the final stages. On the bright side it will keep him fresh for the start of next season.