UEFA World Cup qualifiers: England vs Albania live
England have gone undefeated in the World Cup qualifiers and the Group I leaders will host Albania at Wembley Stadium tonight at 21:45 (SAST). England have two more matches to play, and if they win both, they will have a huge advantage over their Polish opponents who sit second in the group with a three point difference. The match will be officiated by German referee Felix Zwayer.
England’s previous qualification match finished in a stalemate against their Hungarian opponents, and they will face Albania tonight in the hopes of winning. With 20 points, they presently top their group, and a win tonight would put them six points ahead of the Polish team. Despite the fact that some of the players called up during the previous international break have been dropped from the squad list, England are still anticipated to play well tonight.
Albania have shown to be a strong opponent in the World Cup qualifiers, placing third in the group with 5 victories and 3 loses. They will travel to Wembley in the hopes of exacting retribution and gaining some points from the hosts. They are considered to be a formidable opponent for the English team, and a thrilling performance is expected tonight.
England defeated Albania 2-0 in their most recent meeting in the World Cup qualifiers. Albania are yet to win against England.
Though England are a powerful opponent and the group’s favorite, tonight’s match will be challenging. Although Albania will be sure to put up a performance to frustrate the hosts, England are almost certain to win.
England XI: Pickford; Walker, Maguire, Stones; James, Henderson, Phillips, Chilwell; Foden, Kane, Sterling
Albania XI: Strakosha; Veseli, Kumbulla, Ismajili; Trashi, Bajrami, Gjasula, Bare, Hysaj; Uzuni, Cikalleshi