FIFA announced what they hope will be the last of their Disciplinary Committee findings, the primary target being Wayne Rooney who will serve a two game International Ban for his dismissal for violent conduct. Rooney can consider himself lucky as FIFA have already made it clear that they agree with the Referee’s decision by giving him the World Cup Final to officiate. The ban means that the irresponsible Scouser will miss the Euro 2008 Qualifiers against Andorra and Macedonia. Fortunately for Steve McClaren, England should win both of those comfortably anyway but it does at least give an early opportunity to see the new Head Coach’s Plan B, something his predecessor was woefully unprepared to produce.
Interestingly, Sepp Blatter admitted today that as an amateur he dived during matches. There are so many comments one could make about this and his Leadership of World Football but the one that I’ll leave you with today involves the words “Pot”, “Kettle” and “Black”.