Wayne Rooney is appealing at UEFA against his three-match ban which excludes him from England's 2012 European Championship group-stage matches.
Rooney did not speak with reporters on arriving with England coach Fabio Capello to help present his case before a three-member appeal panel.
Wearing a Manchester United blazer and tie, Rooney's hearing began just 10 hours after his club was eliminated from the group stage of the Champions League by FC Basel.
UEFA banned Rooney for three matches after he was sent off for kicking Montenegro defender Miodrag Dzudovic in England's last qualifier.
England plays France, Sweden and co-host Ukraine next June.
Rooney can appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport if his ban is upheld.