Elizondo: I’ve helped Rooney

Elizondo said: “That day Rooney seriously contravened the rules and deserved a red card. He didn’t control his emotions and I did my job.

“If I’ve helped him to think more about things next time, then that’s better for him. I did what I had to do.

“He got annoyed at the time. Perhaps he thought about it later and was then sorry.

“We act without considering whether the player is a star or not. I made a good decision with the red card.

“One of my major satisfactions was that the England coach Sven Goran Eriksson congratulated me after the game.”