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Poland vs England takes place on Tuesday as England look to take command of their World Cup Qualifying group following their win last week against San Marino. The game kicks off at 3 p.m. ET and can be watched online through live stream on ESPN 3 via the link provided below.
England will be favorites for this game but may find Poland a much more difficult prospect than minnows San Marino. Especially playing Poland away in Warsaw will make the task that much more difficult.
If England are to gain the victory they will have to do it without Chelsea's Frank Lampard and Ryan Bertrand, who have an injury and an illness respectively, according to BBC Sport.
Impact player Theo Walcott will also miss out following a chest injury suffered in the game against San Marino. However, in some better news captain Steven Gerrard is set to return following his suspension.
The England team should be vastly different from the side sent out to defeat San Marino 5-0 last week, and left back Ashley Cole should return to the side to win his 99th cap for England. Everton's Leighton Baines will step aside and drop to the bench.
Meanwhile Liverpool's Glen Johnson will also be drafted back into the side at right back, meaning Kyle Walker will drop the bench.
Wayne Rooney is set to start, and it is predicted that Jermain Defoe will step into the side to start alongside him. Danny Welbeck, who scored twice against San Marino last week is expected to make way for Defoe.
Poland will likely get numbers behind the ball and flood the midfield, trying to make it difficult for England's creative players to force an opening. Gerrard and Michael Carrick should start in the center of midfield and they will be vital if England are to find a way through Poland's defense.
England currently sit top of Group H on seven points after three games. However, Poland are in third and have only played two games so far, gaining four points following a win against Moldova and a draw with Montenegro.
Although Poland always provide a challenge, they have not beaten England since 1973. However, with home advantage and with England's side under new manager Roy Hodgson taking a more inexperienced look than past years they may feel they can rewrite the history books today.
Poland vs England kicks off at 3 p.m. ET and can be watched online through live stream by clicking here.