We aren’t going to count our chickens… but for the sake of avoiding a potential clash of loyalties, our friendly fixture against AFC Wimbledon has been brought forward to 12pm on Saturday 7th July from the originally-advertised time of 3pm.
If – and we know it’s a big if! – England can overcome Colombia on Tuesday evening at the Otkritie Arena, they would progress to the World Cup quarter-final and face either Switzerland or Sweden for a chance to make the final four.
And that quarter-final clash would take place at 3pm on Saturday in Samara… so to ensure that Reading and AFC Wimbledon supporters will be able to catch our pre-season fixture and then get behind England, the kick-off time has been brought forward to midday.
We’re touching wood, crossing fingers and throwing salt over the shoulder in the hope that Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions can navigate through the Round of 16 in midweek… and make it a feast of football next weekend!
All entry for this fixture at AFC Wimbledon will be paid on the gate – click the button below to see the table of prices.