England striker Wayne Rooney is remaining calm after the national team's poor showing in Poland on Wednesday.Roy Hodgson's men laboured to a 1-1 draw in Warsaw on a sodden pitch after a waterlogged ground forced the match to be delayed for almost 24 hours.
England manager Roy Hodgson was pleased his team picked up an 'important' point with a 1-1 draw against Poland on Wednesday.Wayne Rooney put the visitors ahead from a corner on the half-hour, but England were unable to hold on and Kamil Glik headed in a second-half equaliser in Warsaw.
Goals from Wayne Rooney and Kamil Glik saw England and Poland share the spoils of a 1-1 draw in their World Cup qualifier in Warsaw.Rooney opened the scoring with a header from Steven Gerrard's corner in the first half but Glik replied in the same fashion after half-time in a match rescheduled from Tuesday due to a waterlogged pitch.
Club England managing director Adrian Bevington has played down England players failing to acknowledge travelling supporters on Tuesday.The UEFA World Cup qualifying encounter in Warsaw was postponed after a day of torrential rain in the Polish capital, with authorities at the National Stadium failing to close the arena's roof.
England fans have slammed authorities for their part in the postponement of the World Cup qualifying match against Poland in Warsaw.The decision not to close the roof of the National Stadium - reportedly made by the Polish FA earlier on Tuesday - meant that the pitch was subject to a heavy deluge of water throughout the afternoon and evening, and after a handful of inspections by the referee, the game was eventually called off.
Roy Hodgson has warned Ashley Cole that the competition for his spot as England's first-choice left-back is 'as great as it's ever been'.The 65-year-old made sure to stress the ability of the Three Lions' emerging defenders, emphasising that the younger generation are not far off the standard being set by the more senior squad members.
Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has backed England's young players to fill the void left by the likes of Rio Ferdinand and John Terry.Carragher was a member of the 'golden generation' - a tag he referred to as 'silly' - of players that travelled to Euro 2004 and the World Cup in 2006.
England defender Phil Jagielka is wary of the threat posed by Poland ahead of their clash in Warsaw on Tuesday.A win for the hosts would move them level on points with England in Group H of European World Cup qualification for Brazil 2014.
England defender Phil Jagielka says his side are anticipating a rigorous test against Poland in Warsaw on Tuesday.The Everton centre-back was rarely troubled on Friday as England collected their first home win of the World Cup 2014 qualifying campaign with a 5-0 rout of San Marino.
Chelsea duo Frank Lampard and Ryan Bertrand will miss England's World Cup qualifier with Poland, the FA have confirmed.Both players did not feature in Friday's win over San Marino as Lampard was struggling with a calf injury while Bertrand missed through illness.
Poland international Grzegorz Krychowiak is looking forward to facing idol Steven Gerrard when they take on England in Warsaw on Tuesday.The Stade de Reims player has impressed for the Ligue 1 side this season and looks set to come up against the Liverpool captain in the World Cup 2014 qualifier at the National Stadium.
Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck is keen to link up once more with club team-mate Wayne Rooney on international duty this week.The Red Devils duo will look to continue their sparkling combination after the 5-0 win against San Marino at Wembley on Friday, when they travel to Poland for another World Cup qualifier on Tuesday.
England winger Theo Walcott has been ruled out of Tuesday's World Cup qualifying clash with Poland due to a chest injury.The Arsenal attacker was replaced by Aaron Lennon 10 minutes into England's 5-0 win over San Marino on Friday following a challenge from goalkeeper Aldo Simoncini which Roy Hodgson later described as 'reckless'.
|18-10||Rooney confident of qualification|
|17-10||Hodgson satisfied with draw|
|17-10||World Cup qualifying: Poland 1 England 1|
|17-10||Bevington defends England players|
|17-10||England fans furious at postponement|
|16-10||Hodgson warns Cole of competition|
|15-10||Carragher has faith in England´s youth|
|15-10||Jagielka: No complacency for England|
|14-10||Jagielka alert to Polish threat|
|14-10||Lampard, Bertrand to miss Poland clash|
|14-10||Krychowiak anticipates meeting Gerrard|
|14-10||Welbeck savours Rooney support|
|13-10||Walcott to miss Poland trip|