Football

Water World: Poland vs England

Updated 1833 GMT (0233 HKT) October 22, 2012
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The roof ot the national stadium in Warsaw remained open on Tuesday as heavy rain put pay to any hopes of England's World Cup qualifier against Poland taking place at the first time of asking. Getty Images
England manager Roy Hodgson speaks to a member of the Polish coaching staff as the rain continues to fall in Warsaw with the surface deemed to be unplayable. Getty Images
Match referee Gianluca Rocchi tests out the sodden turf but any thoughts of play were soon abandoned with the ball refusing to roll. Getty Images
Around 2,500 England supporters traveled to Warsaw with the large majority of those returning home without seeing a single kick. England's players have promised to contribute $80,000 towards compensating supporters, while the Polish FA will refund tickets.
England's Wayne Rooney scored his third goal in two games to give England a first-half lead after heading home Steven Gerrard's corner from close-range in Wednesday's hastily rearranged fixture. Getty Images
England's Jermain Defoe shields the ball from Poland's Eugen Polanski during the World Cup qualifier in Warsaw. The Tottenham striker had a glorious opportunity to extend England's lead in the second-half but failed to hit the target from close-range. Getty Images
Poland's Kamil Glick headed Poland level with 19 minutes remaining after an uncharacteristic error by England goalkeeper Joe Hart. It was no more than the home side deserved after dominating for large periods of the contest. Getty Images
England's players looked dejected after they failed to hold on to their first-half lead in Warsaw. Roy Hodgson's men have now taken eight points from four games in Group H and sit one point clear of nearest rival Montenegro. Getty Images