England face what should be a routine task to pick up another three points and close in on automatic qualification for the Qatar World Cup on Saturday night as they face Andorra. There was pre-match drama the day prior to the match as the Estadi Nacional caught fire, but the damage was limited to pitchside and the game will go ahead.
In Group I, the Three Lions drew last time out in Poland but have won the other five of their six games so far and victory here, which is expected by all, will put them a maximum of six points from reaching next year’s finals.
Gareth Southgate will be keen to see some of his fringe options put on a performance of note against the minnows, but it could still be a trial of patience to break down a team which will attempt to stifle England in the same way they did for long stretches at Wembley, before an eventual 4-0 win for the home side. Follow all the live updates as England face Andorra below:
Andorra vs England – Line ups
Here’s the England starting XI.
England XI: Johnstone, Trippier, Stones, Coady, Chilwell, Ward-Prowse, Lingard, Saka, Sancho, Abraham, Foden
Andorra vs England live: Three Lions look to take another step to World Cup 2022
Gareth Southgate and his Three Lions return to action and will seek a return to winning ways too, as they face Andorra just a month or so after beating the same opponents 4-0 at home. Patience and probing is likely to be the story of the early part of the game once more, with the hosts this time looking to frustrate their opponents for even longer than they did at Wembley.
A win will leave England a maximum of six points from qualifying for Qatar 2022 and possibly even fewer, depending on results elsewhere.
Different names in the line-up will be expected as Southgate gives opportunities to fringe players, while Kieran Trippier is set to captain England.
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