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15/10/2013 07:11, Report by Tim Oscroft
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Reds continue World Cup quest

Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck should be part of England's bid to seal a place at next year's World Cup in Brazil on Tuesday, but they're not the only Manchester United players in action during this final round of matches to decide the automatic qualification places.

Roy Hodgson could name several United stars in his team for the meeting with Poland at Wembley, which England must win to ensure they will be in Brazil without the need for a two-legged play-off.

Kyle Walker's suspension means the right-back berth will be up for grabs, and Hodgson could opt for either Phil Jones or Chris Smalling, with both Reds having considerable experience in that position. Michael Carrick appeared off the bench against Montenegro and could feature again on Tuesday.

France must hope that Spain lose to Georgia whilst ensuring they beat Finland by a wide enough margin to overtake the world champions on goal difference. Patrice Evra helped his country warm up nicely in last Friday's 6-0 thrashing of Australia, but with a three-goal swing needed the play-offs seems a more likely option for the United left-back and

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Reds on duty

CHILE v Ecuador - Angelo Henriquez

Chile v ECUADOR - Antonio Valencia

ENGLAND v Poland - Michael Carrick, Phil Jones, Wayne Rooney, Chris Smalling, Danny Welbeck

FRANCE v Finland - Patrice Evra

Belarus v JAPAN - Shinji Kagawa

Costa Rica v MEXICO - Javier Hernandez

Turkey v NETHERLANDS - Robin van Persie

PORTUGAL v Luxembourg - Nani

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