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Tuesday, January 10, 2006
Epsom Derby forces England kick-off change

England have switched the kick-off time of their friendly against Jamaica to accommodate television coverage of the match and the Derby.

The Wembley match on June 3 is England's last before the World Cup begins, but rather than it starting at 3pm, kick-off has now been moved to 2pm.

That will allow BBC1 to screen the match and the Derby from Epsom, which is due off at 4.20pm.

An FA spokesman declared: 'We have worked hard with the BBC and Epsom to accommodate both of these prestigious sporting events, and consulted with Sven-Goran Eriksson, the Jamaican Football Federation and the police to reach a sensible compromise.

'We are delighted to have found a solution for all parties on what promises to be a great day of sport.'

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