In an unprecedented move, the FA are expected to field a team of naturalised Poles to represent England in the upcoming World Cup qualifying round against Poland.
The move comes as English born players, heavily criticised in the press for their excessively lavish lifestyles, have been roundly condemned by a majority of fans for being a bunch of pampered prima donnas.
Officials meeting long into the night behind closed doors are thought to have thrashed out an agreement to field naturalised Polish players, who are believed to be enthusiastic, efficient, and have a stronger work ethic than their English born counterparts.
England boss, Fabio Capello is said to have reluctantly accepted the idea, although he would have preferred to beat the Poles with a team of English England players.
"It would have been nice to field Rooney, Lampard, Gerrard and Terry against Poland, but sadly, such players are a luxury commodity which England cannot really afford. I have had a look at the Polish lads, and they're very efficient, hard working, and cost about a tenth of the price of the England lads. It makes sound economic, tactical and sporting sense to play the Polish lads against Poland in this fixture."
A leading FA official was quick to rubbish reports that the English and Polish FA's were contemplating a merger, and would in future field one team to represent both nations. According to rumours, the team would be known as Polingerland.
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