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Gerrard: England fans will drown out the Poles

Steven Gerrard says he expects England fans to be much louder than their Polish counterparts at the World Cup qualifier at Wembley.

Steven Gerrard praised the atmosphere created by fans at England's last game, where they beat Montenegro 4-1. Credit: PA

"Players want to play in good atmospheres, they want to play in full houses," the England captain said.

"And I have no doubt that the England fans will make an awful lot more noise than the Poland fans."


Blaszczykowski intends to send 20,000 home happy

Poland's captain intends to send 20,000 of his fellow countrymen home happy by bringing England's World Cup dream to an end at Wembley on Tuesday night.

Jakub Blaszczykowski has no problem with the FA's decision. Credit: PA

Jakub Blaszczykowski intends to take full advantage of the news that English Football Association sold an extra 10,000 tickets to the Polish footballing authorities.

"We want to entertain them and get a very good result at Wembley," he said. "Hopefully we will play well enough to send them back home smiling."

Poland's 1973 goalkeeper predicts draw for England

England manager Roy Hodgson says history between England and Poland is irrelevant as the teams prepare for tomorrow night's match.

In a similar World Cup qualifier 40 years ago, the Poles put paid to England's hopes of reaching the finals.

The Polish goalkeeper who denied England that night told ITV News he thinks it will be a draw again tomorrow.

ITV News Sports Editor Steve Scott reports on the build-up:

Shilton: England should be 'spurred on' by extra Poles

Former England goalkeeper Peter Shilton hopes Roy Hodgson's players will use the heightened atmosphere at Wembley on Tuesday to "spur us on" against Poland.

Poland will have the backing of 18,000 supporters as away fans snapped up extra tickets for the crucial World Cup Qualifying.

Shilton was in goal for his country during the infamous defeat to Poland in 1973 which kept England out of the '74 World Cup.

He was asked if the players would be affected by the presence of extra Polish support:

Poland snap up 18,000 tickets for Wembley match

England's Andros Townsend (centre) celebrates scoring his side's third goal of the game against Montenegro at Wembley on Friday. Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Poland will have the backing of 18,000 supporters at Wembley Stadium on Tuesday night as away fans snapped up tickets for the crucial World Cup Qualifying match against England in London.

According to the Telegraph, the English Football Association sold an extra 10,000 tickets to the Polish footballing authorities on top of their original allocation of 8,000 - due to the demand for the fixture.

England must win the game to qualify automatically for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.


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