The FA has responded to questions regarding its ticketing policy for Tuesday's game
When did tickets go on sale for the Poland game?
Tickets first went on sale on 9 August to englandfans members. Further tickets then went on general sale on 21 August and a Poland-specific area was made available as an option for people to choose should they wish to be sat in that space.
Once it became clear that this area would sell out in advance of home end tickets, all further sales in the home end were restricted to people who had purchased tickets to previous England matches at the new Wembley Stadium.
Why has such a big allocation been provided to Poland fans?
Due to the level of demand for tickets from the large Polish community in England, The FA took the decision to ensure Poland fans were allocated properly segregated space. In order to assure the safety of all supporters, The FA wanted to prevent a situation where demand for away tickets significantly outstripped supply, leading to Poland fans seeking tickets within the home section.
A similar process was in place for the matches against Scotland and the Republic of Ireland, both of which had similar allocations, and the process worked well.
Have Polish supporters been allocated more tickets than is usual?
The Polish allocation is in line with the amount offered to Scotland in August. FIFA’s minimum allocation is 10%, or 9,000 in Wembley’s case.
So why has the allocation exceeded the FIFA minimum?
The Polish FA exercised its right to sell 9,000 tickets to travelling fans through its supporters club and other official channels. It decided against providing any of its allocation to Polish fans living in the UK, so in order to deter Poland fans seeking tickets in the England sections, The FA decided to increase the allocation to away fans.
Many Poland fans are also British citizens and some will have purchased tickets for England internationals in the past – and would consequently be eligible to buy tickets in either section. The FA wanted to give these fans the option of sitting with other Poland fans.
Have England supporters lost out due to the Poland allocation?
Absolutely not. The last tickets for England supporters sold out over the past weekend. England tickets had been available to purchase from 9 August and were available on general sale (to those with previous buying history) from 21 August.
Were England fans moved to allow for the Polish allocation?
A minimal amount of England fans were moved and these fans were given seats in the same ticket category and in as close proximity to their original seats as possible.
Are there any security issues ahead of the game?
The stadium is used to managing high-profile fixtures with high proportions of fans from two different teams. We are confident with the system we have in place and work closely with the Metropolitan Police to ensure that there is an appropriate safety plan in place.
Will this be the same for all games moving forward?
Ahead of games against Poland and Scotland it was clear that there was a high demand for tickets and as such we amended the ticket allocation accordingly. This is a relatively unusual occurrence but The Football Association will continue to look at how it allocates tickets on a match-by-match basis.