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Euro 2012: England and Rooney, together

6/20/2012
Wayne Rooney is ready to make his major tournament return for England, against Ukraine. Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

UEFA Euro 2012, one of soccer's top international competitions, is here. To celebrate, Playbook has teamed up with ESPN FC and the World Cup on ESPN Facebook page to offer sights and other delights from each participating nation.

He's back. After a two-match ban, England's main man Wayne Rooney returned to the pitch Tuesday for the Three Lions' third game of Euro 2012.

And although Rooney's major tournament record has often ended in disappointment, it's hard to deny the history he shares with his home nation since first putting on the England red way back in 2002.

Just look at Tuesday's match. The 1-0 win over Ukraine brought another lasting image of Rooney wearing England colors -- one of many he's made over the years: