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England v Poland: Three Points Still Needed for Brazil 2014 Qualification

Tomorrow night at Wembley England face Poland in the final FIFA World Cup qualifier with work still to do in order to qualify. Although Poland can’t qualify for Brazil 2014, they will make it hard for Roy Hodgson’s men to progress to next year’s tournament. Last season’s encounter in Warsaw ended in a 1-1 draw and Poland’s captain Jakub Blaszczykowski says his team definately “won’t be favourites” away from home.

Blaszczykowski said that around 18,000 Polish fans are expected at Wembley tomorrow night and he wants to “thank them with a good game and the right result.” Borussia Dortmund’s winger added “It doesn't matter that we only have honour to play for. Matches at Wembley are always very important to us.”

Poland’s chance of qualifying for the World Cup ended last week with a 1-0 defeat to Ukraine. That result has left them 6 points from the top in fourth spot and put the Ukraine in second place just 1 point from England.

Former England international Michael Owen said that England have nothing to fear in tomorrow night’s game. “When you need to qualify, you go one step further for the cause.” Friday’s result against Montenegro has boosted every England fan’s confidence and it should also push the side on if things aren’t going England’s way on Tuesday. Owen said that the team who beat Montenegro “looked fantastic”, adding “That's as exciting a team as I've seen for a long time.”

With talent like Tottenham’s Andros Townsend, who made contributed a goal on his debut against Montenegro, England’s Wayne Rooney is also optimistic about the team’s chances when the match kicks off at 8pm tomorrow. “Andros did great, he's an exciting player with a great future - and then you have Danny Welbeck, Daniel Sturridge, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Jack Wilshere, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Theo Walcott.”

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