Possible fitness boosts for England, Balotelli given vote of confidence and Chelsea stars to appear for Spain
England manager Roy Hodgson has told The Guardian that being suspended for two games will mean that Wayne Rooney, who is currently nursing a suspected toe injury, will be able to return to full fitness in time for the third group game of Euro 2012.
The Manchester United striker scored 91 fantasy football points last season, which is the type of form Hodgson will be hoping will add some significant firepower to his side.
Hodgson also told the BBC that, while Scott Parker remains doubtful for the Euros, the Spurs midfielder is himself very confident that a recent injection will see him fit and ready to be included in the final England squad, announced on 29th May.
On the eve of France announcing their Euro 2012 squad, Newcastle United midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa has told Sky Sports that he is a more mature player than he used to be.
He said: "Obviously you wonder what is going to happen but I have no hunch.
"I just hope I will be in the squad."
Ben Arfa proved a revelation for Newcastle last season, scoring a total of 27 fantasy football points from 19 appearances.
Despite a controversial season, Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli has been picked for the Italian Euro 2012 squad.
Coach Cesare Prandelli said: "It is time for him to be written about for what he does on the pitch and not what he has done off it."
Despite regular run-ins with referees and City manager Roberto Mancini last season, the striker still managed an impressive 41 Fantasy League points from only 14 starts.
Finally, Chelsea stars Fernando Torres and Juan Mata have been included in the Spanish squad by Vicente del Bosque.
Both players are fit and riding high after the Blues' success in the Champions League Final.
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