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Last Updated: Wednesday May 03 2006 15:31 GMT

Sven says Rooney needs a miracle

Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney has broken more than one bone in his foot according to England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson, and needs a "miracle" to play in the World Cup.

However, Sven says he still plans to name Rooney in his squad on Monday - then will keep his fingers crossed!

Manchester United player Rooney broke his foot in a match against Chelsea, but a second scan seems to show more than one fracture in his foot.

United say they think Rooney will still be ready to train in six weeks time.

Sven-Goran Eriksson said: "I knew yesterday that he had more than one fracture. That's what I heard.

"I don't know what that means but I'm not that pessimistic. I'm born that way.

"Miracles happen in life now and then, but I don't really know."

Journlists then asked Sven if Rooney needs a miracle to play in the World Cup - which starts on 9 June - and the England coach replied "maybe".