England v Poland: Hodgson anxious before qualifier

England face Poland in a decisive World Cup qualifier at Wembley this evening.

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Roy Hodgson‘s team will reach the 2014 World Cup in Brazil with a win, but anything less would see Ukraine top Group H if they beat San Marino.

Hodgson, anxious ahead of the match, said, “Things happen in games you don’t always want to happen and that is what makes you worry a bit.”

The sides drew 1-1  when they met in Warsaw in October 2012.

Another draw, or a defeat for England could leave Ukraine to claim the only automatic qualification place and take Hodgson’s side into a two-legged play-off against one of the other seven best runners-up from the European qualifying groups.

“I’m not thinking of the play-offs,” added Hodgson, who managed Switzerland at the 1994 World Cup in the USA.

“I don’t think we shall be very satisfied if we don’t win. We know we’ve got the play-offs but I don’t think that will affect the attitude of the players.

“We’re a good team, we’re at home and we want to win.”

England have not been beaten at Wembley since the 3-2 friendly loss against the Netherlands in February 2012.

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Peter Cossai
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