England's World Cup Qualifier against Slovenia definitely goes ahead, FA confirms
By Sky Sports News
Last Updated: 02/10/17 6:49pm
The FA has confirmed the World Cup Qualifier between England and Slovenia at Wembley on Thursday will take place, even if the planned tube strike goes ahead.
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Supporters face a challenging task making it to Wembley, where victory for Gareth Southgate's team would secure their place at the finals in Russia next year.
Measures have been put in place to assist fans in getting to the game, including an enhanced coach network to Wembley Stadium from across UK, following consultation with National Express, the FA's transport partner.
A shuttle service especially for match ticket holders will also operate from Waterloo and Kings Cross rail stations, while TFL will also be running additional buses, including on local bus routes to the stadium.
Additional parking will also be available near Wembley and if the strike goes ahead and supporters are no longer able to attend the match, they will automatically be refunded within 28 days.
"The FA is committed to help as many supporters as possible attend the match," read an official FA statement.
"Over the past few days we have been working with TFL and our transport partner National Express to set up a range of transport options to help you get to and from Wembley.
"These additional services will remain in place even if the strike is cancelled.
"We thank supporters for their understanding and hope to see as many of you as possible for this penultimate FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifier.
"Please remember to allow extra time for your journey."
Watch highlights of England v Slovenia on Thursday. Coverage begins on Sky Sports Football at 10pm.