The FA issued the following statement on behalf of England
TheFA.com Exclusive: The FA issued the following statement on behalf of England head coach Sven-Goran Eriksson on Tuesday night...
"I can confirm that last week I met with Pini Zahavi and the new owner of Chelsea Football Club - Roman Abramovich. The meeting took place at Mr Abramovich's property in London.
"Pini Zahavi and I have been good friends for 20 years, since I was coaching Benfica. As Pini spends a lot of time in London, we regularly meet socially.
"Additionally, I have known Roman Abramovich for several months and during that time have also enjoyed socialising with him when he is in London.
"However, due to the intense media profile given to Mr Abramovich's involvement with Chelsea, I accept that this meeting may create unfortunate speculation.
"Therefore, I would like to once again categorically re-affirm my total commitment to my role as England head coach.
"I am thoroughly enjoying the current European Championship qualifying campaign and I am looking forward to leading England to success in the future."
There will be no further comment from The FA on this matter.