Date: 15th June 2006 at 12:50pm
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Sven-Goran Eriksson claims Wayne Rooney is ‘match-fit’ and ready to return to action after six-and-a-half weeks out with a broken metatarsal. But … the England striker will be examined by independent medical experts ahead of this afternoon’s World Cup clash with Trinidad and Tobago in Nurnberg.

Orthopaedic expert Angus Wallace was bound for Germany to check on Rooney before the game, with Manchester United concerned that the 20-year-old may be rushed back too soon from his injury.