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Last Updated: Thursday June 11 2009 04:46 GMT

Strike causes problems for fans

London tube

Thousands of England fans struggled to get to England's World Cup qualifier at Wembley on Wednesday evening because of a transport strike.

Workers on London's Underground trains were striking because they want more money and a promise of no job cuts.

With few tube trains running, football fans found it difficult to get to Wembley on time to see England play Andorra in the crucial match.

It's thought there were thousands of empty seats in the stadium.

However, before the match, the Football Association (FA) said supporters who couldn't get to the World Cup qualifier will get their money back on their tickets.

Football Association chief Ian Watmore said: "Refunds will be available to ticket holders who do not attend."

Get there early

Turnstiles opened earlier than usual to encourage fans to get to the game in good time.

Last week, the FA decided to stop selling any more tickets for the game because of the planned strike.

London Underground strikes are often called off at the last minute but this time workers and bosses couldn't reach an agreement.