Date: 2nd December 2010 at 10:22am
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Blues manager Alex McLeish doesn`t think the crowd violence after last night`s win over Aston Villa will affect the World Cup vote.

That vote takes place today and now some are concerned that scenes of hundreds of fans pouring onto the pitch at St Andrews could persuade the powers that be to place their votes elsewhere.

As well as the pitch invasion there were scenes of police struggling to keep order, flares being thrown and seats being ripped up and used as missiles.

McLeish admitted that the violence will not hold the two clubs under a good light, but he also believes that the decision as to who gets the World Cup as already been made.

‘I’m disappointed by that side of things,’ he told Sky Sports.

‘Fans shouldn’t come on to the pitch at any time. It soured it a bit for us.

‘I don’t think that will affect the World Cup bid, I’m sure that’s already decided, and let’s hope England gets it because it deserves it. It doesn’t look good though, when you see fans running on the pitch like that and carrying on. It takes us back to the Dark Ages.’

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