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Last Updated: Thursday May 25 2006 06:25 GMT

Rooney faces important foot scan

Wayne Rooney, with his strapped-up broken foot, talks with Mikael Silvestre.

Top striker Wayne Rooney will have a foot scan on Thursday to see if he will be able to play in the World Cup.

Specialists will analyse the detailed scan of the Manchester United player's broken right foot and the result may not be known until Friday.

Rooney suffered the injury in United's 3-0 defeat by Chelsea on 29 April.

There's just two weeks until England's first game in the World Cup and if the scan looks favourable, Rooney will start light training immediately.

Rooney has been resting since his injury and has also spent time in an oxygen chamber to encourage the bone to heal more quickly.

England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson has until 30 May to name his 32 players who will take part in the tournament in Germany.