Two wins, two clear sheets – however the actual take a look at of this worldwide break is now upon England as they host Poland, the group seen by most because the most definitely challenger to the Three Lions.
Gareth Southgate’s aspect can be agency favourites all the identical on this 2022 World Cup qualifier, particularly with Robert Lewandowski out injured for Poland. The guests have additionally had an additional two gamers dominated out after optimistic coronavirus checks.
Poland are ranked nineteenth on the earth by Fifa; the final time England misplaced to a aspect outdoors the highest 10 was in October 2019, when Czech Republic inflicted the one lack of the Euros qualification marketing campaign on Southgate’s males.
Since then it has been removed from fully convincing for England, who’ve additionally misplaced to Denmark and Belgium within the ensuing interval – however of their 10 wins in the identical time-frame, 9 have been achieved with out conceding a purpose. The supervisor will hope that very same mixture of defensive resilience and talent to discover a purpose or two can be sufficient to maneuver to 9 factors within the group.
Right here’s the whole lot you want to know forward of the match.
When is the match?
The sport kicks off at Wembley at 7:45pm BST on Wednesday, 31 March.
The place can I watch it?
The match can be proven dwell on ITV, whereas viewers may stream the match by way of the ITV Hub.
What’s the group information?
Southgate confirmed that Mason Mount is match and prepared as wanted, that means England have a full squad to select from – although Marcus Rashford and Bukayo Saka have already been despatched dwelling injured earlier within the week. Solely goalkeeper Nick Pope has performed all 180 minutes of the 2 video games thus far this worldwide break.
Poland are with out striker Robert Lewandowski, who has a knee damage and can be sidelined for a month. Third-choice goalkeeper and younger defender Kamil Piatkowski have each examined optimistic for coronavirus and can be unavailable.
ENG – Pope, Walker, Stones, Maguire, Chilwell, Phillips, Rice, Mount, Sterling, Kane, Foden
POL – Szczesny, Bereszynski, Bednarek, Glik, Szymanski, Rybus, Krychowiak, Zielinski, Jozwiak, Milik, Piatek
England – 31/100
Draw – 51/10
Poland – 25/2
Will probably be removed from one-sided, however the Three Lions ought to have sufficient to emerge triumphant if the attacking intent is current of their sport. England 2-0 Poland.