Football

Rooney's England career in major tournaments

EURO 2004 Rooney bursts onto the scene at Euro 2004, scoring four goals before succumbing to injury against Portugal in the quarter-finals. England’s hopes end with his exit.

WORLD CUP 2006 not fully fit and under pressure, Rooney struggles to deliver. He lashes out at Ricardo Carvalho in the quarter-final and gets sent off. Ten-man Three lions are knocked out

WORLD CUP 2010 looking out of shape and upset, Rooney shouts criticism of England’s fans down a camera lens as he exits the pitch after a poor game against Algeria. England exit in the second round.

EURO 2012 Rooney is suspended for the first two matches after being sent off in England’s final Euro qualifier. But he goes straight into the team when eligible for action. But it doesn’t galvanise the Three lions as they are beaten by italy in the second round.

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WORLD CUP 2014 Played out of position, Rooney has a poor game in the opener against italy. Reprising his favoured striker’s role, he scores against Uruguay but England lose again. in one of the shocks of the tournament, they exit in the group stage without a single win.