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10 stars suspended for the start of a major tournament

Wayne Rooney may feel alone right now, but he isn't. The Manchester United man will miss the first three games of Euro 2012 after he was sent off in England's 2-2 draw at Montenegro in the sides' Group B qualifier last week.

However, he will not be the last to miss out on the start of a major competition. And he certainly isn't the first, either. Here, looks at Rooney's case and nine other recent examples of players who have been forced to sit it out as their national sides do battle on the biggest of stages.

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