FA considering compensation for England fans after Poland washout

The Football Association could offer compensation to travelling England fans after the World Cup qualifier against Poland, scheduled for Tuesday evening, had to be postponed until the next day when the pitch was unplayable because of heavy rain, the BBC has reported.

Although the match is due to be played on Wednesday afternoon the governing body is considering offering financial recompense to those supporters who had purchased tickets for the Tuesday kick-off but were unable to remain in Poland for almost another 24 hours.

The BBC adds that there were an estimated 2,500 England supporters in Warsaw but many of them had booked Tuesday night flights home. The organisation quotes one supporter who spent an estimated £300 on the trip and had a flight to London booked for the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Adrian Bevington, the FA’s director of communications, was not able to guarantee compensation would be offered to supporters who were unable to attend the rearranged match, but admitted it was a possibility. He said: “[Compensation is] something we are looking into, but I can’t give any final decision on that.

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