MX23RW : Saturday, April 20 16:49:35| >> :600:173934354:173934354:
Oct 15, 2013 at 8pm UK at ​Wembley Stadium
England
2-0
Poland
Rooney (41'), Gerrard (88')
FT(HT: 1-0)

Jakub Blaszczykowski eyes Wembley win over England

Poland skipper Jakub Blaszczykowski hopes to recreate history when his side face England tomorrow with a World Cup spot on the line for the Three Lions.

Poland captain Jakub Blaszczykowski has expressed his desire to send the 18,000 away fans home happy when his side face England at Wembley tomorrow.

The FA controversially allocated Poland twice the required number of tickets from tomorrow's crucial World Cup qualifier, and Blaszczykowski admitted that the news of so many Polish fans being able to attend gave him a boost.

The match is one that England must win if they are to guarantee qualification for next summer's World Cup in Brazil, but Blaszczykowski was more focused on his own side's disappointing qualifying campaign.

"Against Ireland, most of the fans were Poles and we expect the same tomorrow. I am happy to here about so many Poles coming to the match. We want to entertain them and get a very good result at Wembley. Hopefully we will play well enough to send them back home smiling," Blaszczykowski told PA.

"We are all very unhappy at not qualifying but that is how it is. We have not scored enough goals despite creating many chances, and have drawn too many matches, most after single mistakes."

Poland have a history of denying England a place in the World Cup, holding them to a draw in 1973 to ensure that the Three Lions didn't reach the 1974 tournament, which ultimately cost World Cup-winning coach Sir Alf Ramsey his job.

"That game in 1973 has a very important place in our history, people still talk about it now. It would be exciting to be part of history ourselves by get a good result tomorrow as well," Blaszczykowski added.

Poland's hopes of qualifying for the World Cup were ended by a 1-0 defeat to Ukraine on Friday, although they could still finish third in the group if they win tomorrow and Montenegro are beaten by Moldova.


Click here for more stories about Jakub Blaszczykowski

Click here for more stories about Poland

Share this article now:
Paul Scholes celebrates scoring for England against Poland at Wembley in March 1999.
Read Next:
England vs. Poland: Top five matches
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City34282487226586
2Liverpool34267177205785
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs342211164352967
4Arsenal33206766402666
5Chelsea34206857362166
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd33197763441964
7Watford34147134949049
8Leicester CityLeicester35146154847148
9Wolverhampton WanderersWolves34139124142-148
10Everton34137144644246
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham35127164454-1043
12Bournemouth35125184962-1341
13Crystal Palace34116174046-639
14Newcastle UnitedNewcastle35109163243-1139
15Burnley34116174260-1839
16Southampton34910153954-1537
17Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton3497183253-2134
18Cardiff CityCardiff3494213063-3331
RFulham3565243376-4323
RHuddersfield TownHuddersfield3535272069-4914

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account