Wayne Rooney: Pre-match playlist

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Wayne Rooney is expected to be crucial to England’s chances of progression in Euro 2012, as Roy Hodgson’s side prepare for tonight’s quarter-final clash against Italy.

The Manchester United striker returned from suspension to score the winner against Ukraine on Tuesday night, heading home from close-range after Steven Gerrard’s cross.

And, to get in the mood for tonight’s big game, Rooney has revealed the tracks that get him in the mood for a big game on Spotify, via his official Facebook page.

To kick things off, the 26-year-old listens to Real Gone Kid (by Deacon Blue), Riot Van (by Arctic Monkeys) and Maybe Tomorrow by his favourite band, the Stereophonics.


Next up in the headphones is It’s My Life (by Bon Jovi), with a tribute from Various Artists to Oasis in the form of Champagne Supernova to follow.


Father and Son (by Cat Stevens) and Delicate (by Damien Rice) slow things down for the forward, before Up by James Morrison and Jessie J pick things up a little more.


Eric Clapton’s classic Tears in Heaven comes next, before the Oscar winning Streets of Philadelphia by Bruce Springsteen.


Doesn’t Really Matter by The Hummingbirds brings an end to the 11-song set, which could inspire Rooney to greatness on the pitch against the Italians tonight.

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