2014 World Cup news

England agree World Cup qualifiers

November 23, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

The Football Association has announced England's fixture schedule for 2014 World Cup qualification.

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A four-strong Football Association delegation, led by Club England managing director Adrian Bevington, met in Warsaw on Wednesday to come to an agreement over a fixture list for Group H.

England begin their campaign away to Moldova on September 7, before the opening home qualifier sees Ukraine visit Wembley on Tuesday, September 11.

The Three Lions close their qualification campaign with home games against Montenegro and Poland, while it was also agreed they will not compete in any qualifiers in June 2013. However, they could yet arrange friendlies at this time.

"We are very pleased to have reached an agreement so quickly today,'' Bevington said. "It was important for us to avoid dates in June. We have managed to agree fixtures similar to those we set out to achieve. There was good co-operation in the room and Poland organised the event extremely well.''

England are likely to have one friendly between Euro 2012 and the start of their World Cup programme in Chisinau, although opponents for that game next August are still to be agreed.



September 7: Moldova (away)

September 11: Ukraine (home)

October 12: San Marino (home)

Oct 16: Poland (away)


March 22: San Marino (away)

March 26: Montenegro (away)

September 6: Moldova (home)

September 10: Ukraine (away)

Oct 11: Montenegro (home)

Oct 15: Poland (home)