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18,000 Poland fans will add to the occasion

Everton left back Leighton Baines has defended the Football Association's decision to sell 18,000 tickets to Poland fans ahead of the World Cup qualifier at Wembley.

The Everton defender will once again step into Roy Hodgson's England starting line-up in the absence of Ashley Cole, something that is become a more frequent occurrence every time England play these days.

But something that won't be a regular occurrence will be the expected atmosphere at Wembley on Tuesday night.

Wembley hasn't been well known for its atmosphere since it was re-built with the one notable exception of when England recently hosted Scotland for a friendly to celebrate 150 years of the Football Association.

On that day, the FA, following consultation with the police, extended the away capacity for the fixture, to try and avoid the situation of having away fans in the home sections of the stadium.

With a high number of Polish people living in the UK, that same decision has been made once more so England will see 18,000 Poland fans descend on Wembley for the match.

It will likely mean that the England fans, who stereotypically are more interested in airhorns and clappers, will be outsung by Poland.

But Leighton Baines is looking forward to the atmosphere of the game.

'If away fans add to the atmosphere the home fans produce, it just adds to the occasion.' he told the BBC.

He continued: 'you'd rather play in a stadium with a good atmosphere rather than it be a half-empty stadium,'

'I remember when we played Ghana - and I don't know how many there were there - they were amazing and it just made it better.

'If it adds to the atmosphere, it's great.'


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Date:Monday October 14 2013

Time: 11:00AM

 

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