England out to skip play-offs
A look ahead to Tuesday night's World Cup qualification matches in Group H, including England's clash with Poland.
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England are refusing to consider the play-offs as an option as they close in on the 2014 World Cup.
Roy Hodgson's side face old rivals Poland at Wembley on Tuesday knowing that Brazil awaits if they win.
A victory is entirely necessary too, considering the only side who can catch them, Ukraine, take on whipping boys San Marino.
All eyes will be on London as a result but even though there is the second-place safety net, no-one in the Three Lions camp is thinking of not getting the job done against Poland.
"As far as I'm concerned I still feel the focus is on this as a game we want to win," manager Hodgson said.
"I'm not thinking of the play-offs.
"I don't think we shall be very satisfied if we don't win. We know we've got the play-offs but I don't think that will affect the attitude of the players. We're a good team, we're at home and we'll want to win."
Captain Steven Gerrard added: "We want to seize this opportunity. We want to win.
"We'll have 90,000, a full house at Wembley. It's a huge game on the back of a huge performance a couple of nights ago, and we're ready to go."
Ukraine coach Mikhail Fomenko is already thinking of a two-legged play-off.
"We are realists," he said to reporters ahead of their clash with San Marino.
"It looks like we will have to play in the play-offs.
"I believe you have to be playing close to your best to beat England - but to beat England at Wembley, you have to be playing at a super level.
"Being realistic, I don't think Poland are playing at a super level right now."
Fomenko is well placed to know that, for his side beat Poland 1-0 in Kiev on Friday to put themselves in the box seat for the play-offs at least.
It would take arguably one of the greatest shocks in football history to deny them that - a crushing San Marino win and a Montenegro victory over Moldova in the other game in the group to change the current pecking order.