England vs San Marino World Cup Live Football Score 25 Mar 2021
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- England kick start their qualification for the 2022 World Cup with their easiest fixture, facing minnows San Marino at Wembley. Gareth Southgate will of course want to get the international break underway with an emphatic victory but with two tougher
- games to come in quick succession he
- mayhold back his regular starters here. Nevertheless, anything other than a big England win would be a major surprise.
- San Marino have never won a competitive match, though have kept two clean sheets in their last three having last managed to keep one in 2014 prior to that. They are usually on the receiving end of some big defeats, with Belgium and Russia each beating them 9-0 recently.
- It will be interesting to see what side Gareth Southgate fields on Thursday, as San Marino at home is certainly their easiest fixture on paper during 2020 World Cup qualification.
- With Albania and Poland to follow, Southgate may use Thursday’s game to get a look at some of England’s fringe players.
- Jude Bellingham has linked up with the England squad despite fears Borussia Dortmund would block his travel.
- John Stones, Luke Shaw and Jesse Lingard are all back in the England squad after long absences and should all feature in some capacity here.
- Nick Pope will be England’s No.1 for the international break over Dean Henderson with Jordan Pickford out injured.
- Marcus Rashford is unlikely to be risked against San Marino after reporting for England duty with an ankle injury, while Bukayo Saka has been ruled out of their first match.
The World Cup qualification process starts in what should be straight-forward fashion for England, as they host San Marino on Thursday.
There will be no expectation on the minnows, who will simply be looking to avoid a heavy beating – they conceded more than 50 goals in 10 matches during qualification for this summer’s European Championships.
For England and Gareth Southgate, it’s about giving a few fringe players experience and looking to see which individuals can help raise the tempo and keep the team playing in a creative fashion, against what is sure to be a packed defence.
Despite the attacking injuries the Three Lions are facing at present, there’s every chance a big score could be racked up on the night.