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UPDATED: 12:14, June 08, 2006
Rooney gets all-clear to play World Cup
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England striker Wayne Rooney returned to Germany on Wednesday night and will play in the World Cup finals, according to a statement from Manchester United.

Rooney's club Manchester United confirmed that the 20-year-old "has a good chance of being fit after the group stage".

The statement said: "Manchester United can confirm that Wayne Rooney has rejoined the England squad in Germany following his scan in Manchester.He is now in the care of the England medical team.

"The expert independent medical view is that Wayne has a good chance of being fit after the group stage. At that point, the expert independent medical view is that his participation in the tournament will require very careful assessment in order to address his suitability, as he will not have had the opportunity to play in less demanding games," it added.

Source: Xinhua

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