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Last Updated: Tuesday December 18 2007 19:09 GMT

Rooney to wed after Euro failure

Wayne Rooney and Coleen McLoughlin

Star striker Wayne Rooney has found a bright side to England crashing out of Euro 2008 - it's given him the chance to set a date for his wedding.

The 22-year-old said not qualifying for the tournament meant he could now marry girlfriend Coleen McLoughlin in June.

"Had England got through then we would have married later on in the summer, but that meant we wouldn't have had a honeymoon," he said.

"So I guess there is some upside to it!"

The childhood sweethearts have been together for five years.

Now they're looking for somewhere to hold their star-studded wedding, with Coleen checking out possible venues in France, Italy, England and Ireland.

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