Saturday, September 5, 2009

Time and Venue of England vs Croatia: World Cup 2010 Qualifier

If you want to get the live score and updates of the match between England and Croatia, the visit the following link:

England and Croatia Live Updates: 9 September 2009

England hosts Croatia on 9 September (Wednesday) in a very important world cup 2010 qualifying game. England needs a win to clinch their world cup spot, while Croatia desperately needs point from this game. England leads the point table of UEFA Group 6 qualifying round with absolute 21 points from 7 games and needs 3 more points from 3 remaining games to ensure their world cup qualification. Croatia though stands second with 17 points from 18 games, Ukraine is breathing on their neck with 14 points from 7 games. That means, if Croatia failed to win any point from the England game and Ukraine wins over Belarus on the same day, both teams will be equal on points.

Well, English fans are now excited about the match because they want England to ensure their participation in the next world cup in the next game. You know that England failed to qualify for Euro 2008 after being defeated by Croatia in the last match of qualifying round. So, England would not like to miss the opportunity to take a sweet revenge this time. Now, let us see what is the time and venue of the game.


The match between England and Croatia kicks off at 19:00 GMT and 20:00 BST (British Summer Time) on 9 September 2009. According to Indian Standard Time (IST), the match kicks off at 00:30 am (10 September).


The match will take place at the Wembley Stadium, London which is the home of England national team. After Barcelona’s Camp Nou, Wembley is the second largest stadium in Europe in terms of seating capacity. This ground can accommodate 90,000 crowds. The stadium was renovated which costs £798 million and opened in 2007. Wembley stadium has along tradition of football as the ground has been in use for football since 1880s. The stadium held five Champions League finals and the 1966 world cup final.

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