Wayne Rooney will play in Switzerland, says Capello
Euro 2012 qualifier: Switzerland v England Venue: St Jakob Park, Basle Date: Tuesday, 7 September Kick-off: 1945 BST Coverage: Live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live and online, with live text commentary on BBC Sport website and mobiles; live on Sky Sports 2
Rooney happy to play - Capello
England boss Fabio Capello says Wayne Rooney will play in Tuesday's Euro 2012 qualifier away to Switzerland despite allegations about his private life.
"He was very good in training and will be in a good situation," said Capello.
The News of the World and the Sunday Mirror newspapers alleged Rooney slept with a prostitute while his wife Coleen was pregnant with their son.
Captain Steven Gerrard added: "Yes, he has an issue off the pitch but I don't think that will stop him playing well."
After his disappointing displays during a dismal World Cup campaign this summer, Rooney played a starring role in England's 4-0 win over Bulgaria on Friday.
Although he did not find the net at Wembley, the Manchester United frontman revelled in the free role given to him by Capello, instigating the attacks which led to Jermain Defoe's hat-trick and also having a hand in Adam Johnson's goal.
Rooney departs for Switzerland with England
"I hope his performance will be the same as at Wembley," said Capello. "I spoke with him and he is happy to play.
"We are focused on the game, not about the private life of the players. We are here to play this game and train very well."
Capello does not appear to have any qualms over using Rooney, while Gerrard also has faith in the forward's capabilities.
"I spoke with him at lunchtime and trained with him on Sunday and Wayne is fine," said Gerrard. "He's looking forward to the game and playing well.
"I think football can do that for you. If you have got an issue off the pitch, football can be a release.
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