The FA has at least a week longer to ponder whether or not to appeal Wayne Rooney's three-match suspension, after UEFA delayed providing the written reasons for the ban.

30058 - Rooney appeal decision delayed

Upon receipt of the document, the FA will hold discussions with Rooney and England manager Fabio Capello ahead of an appeal decision.

An FA statement said: "The FA has today been advised by UEFA that it may not be provided with the written reasons regarding Wayne Rooney's three-match suspension for another week at a minimum."

Rooney was sent off in the 2-2 draw with Montenegro - which guaranteed England's place at Euro 2012 - for kicking out at Miodrag Dzudovic following a battle for possession.

He will miss the entire group stage of Euro 2012, but reports suggest Capello is willing to take a chance and include him in the squad for the tournament in Poland and Ukraine. However, Rooney will not be considered for selection in any of the pre-tournament friendlies, as Capello weighs up his other options.