Wayne Rooney

90 Seconds With … Quinton Fortune

Hopefully the first in a regular series on TIME’s World Cup blog, 90 Seconds With … will be interviews with some of the names that have graced the greatest show on earth. First up: a former South African superstar.

Let The Cussing Begin!

We all saw reports Wednesday that the trio of Brazilian referees officiating the England-USA match Saturday are memorizing a list of 20 swear words in order to sanction any foul mouthing like the kind Wayne Rooney dished out during his team’s final practice match Monday. Today, FIFA stepped up to point out it wasn’t responsible for the …

Will Wayne Rooney’s Temper Be His Undoing? Again?

They were the words every England fan dreaded to hear. Wayne Rooney’s colorful choice of language — the key word rhymes with an object in hockey — to the referee in his country’s final warm-up game before their campaign begins against the U.S. this Saturday was a potential precursor for why England’s continuing drought in international …