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SBD Global/October 11, 2012/International Football

Wembley Sells Out 90,000 Seats For England's Match Against World's Worst Team

A sell-out crowd of 90,000 fans will watch Friday's match between England and San Marino at London's Wembley Stadium, according to Simon Rice of the London INDEPENDENT. The World Cup qualifier will see Manager Roy Hodgson's side, ranked fifth in the world, take on a side ranked 207th by FIFA, making them the worst side in the world alongside Turks and Caicos Islands. The 90,000 at Wembley "can expect goals." England's only two games against the European minnows ended 6-0 and 7-1. Achieving a sell-out for the match is "all the more commendable" considering England's last match at Wembley against Ukraine had an attendance of 68,102 (INDEPENDENT, 10/10). The FA had described the match as "the one you can't afford to miss" following England's 1-1 draw with Ukraine last month, and lowered prices to £25 ($40) for some sections of the ground. San Marino Manager Giampaolo Mazza said that he hopes 2,000 will turn up to support the visitors, though this estimate "appears somewhat far-fetched as only 100 will travel with the team on their chartered flight" (TELEGRAPH, 10/10).
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