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Top 50 World Cup Moments

Rooney Sees Red

With less than 50 days until the start of the World Cup in Brazil, Soccer Laduma takes a look at our Top 50 World Cup moments – today number 24 - Rooney Sees Red.

In the 2006 World Cup Manchester United team-mates Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo clashed as England and Portugal met in the quarter-finals.

But they weren’t team-mates that day, and when Rooney stamped on Ricardo Cavalho, Ronaldo led the protests for Rooney to be booked.

Rooney was not impressed and shoved out at Ronaldo, and referee Horacio Elizondo subsequently flashed the red card at Rooney.

"I was happy I didn't get the stick Becks got (David Beckham was sent off in 1998 against Argentina) and even Phil Neville did at Euro 2000. I didn't really get any stick. Ronaldo took a lot of it and I'm pleased with that,” Rooney said a few years later.

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