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WCQ: England vs San Marino

England vs San Marino

At the 2018 World Cup in Russia, England played very well. They finished fourth place. With a squad of high quality players, the Three Lions were set with higher determination at the 2022 World Cup finals in Qatar. But before thinking about that, teachers and coaches Gareth Southgate need a very good qualifying campaign.
England vs San Marino

In the 2022 World Cup qualifying for Europe, England were in Group I with the opponents: Poland, Hungary, Albania, Andorra and San Marino. In this group, Harry Kane and his teammates are still the most appreciated. Poland will be a competitor for the top spot with the Three Lions. 

In the first match, Gareth Southgate's team only had to meet San Marino, the team that was underestimated. This is a better opportunity for Lion Anh to gain strength, thereby opening the campaign in a monumental qualifying manner.

England Tel is now a combination of experience and youth. The pillars of the Three Lions three years ago such as Harry Maguire, Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane are still maintaining stability. Jesse Lingard, a prominent player in Russia, has just returned to the national team after impressive performances in a West Ham shirt on loan from MU. 

Coach Gareth Southgate has given the opportunity to many young players in this rally, such as Mason Mount, Declan Rice, Bukayo Saka, Phil Foden or Jude Bellingham. Besides, Ben Chilwell, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Ollie Watkins are also highly expected. Along with that is the return after more than 3 years of absence at the level of Luke Shaw's team after extremely high performance at Old Trafford.

The Three Lions' recent performance is not really impressive. In the last 5 matches, they had to receive 2 defeats, respectively against Denmark and Belgium in the Nations League. However, with an even formation in all 3 lines, Southgate's army is still confident of a favorable qualifying campaign. 

San Marino is currently ranked 208th on the FIFA national team rankings. In the last 20 matches, they lost 18 matches, drew 2. In this series they only scored 1 goal. Broadly speaking, San Marino has never won in the past, since 1998 up to now, the team's best performance is only 3 draws. 

Every time he faced England, San Marino often suffered humiliating defeats. Accordingly, the last 5 encounters, they all lost, only scored 1 goal and had to receive up to 31 goals. 
After the opening match, England will have 2 consecutive matches with Albania, and especially the reception of Poland on March 31. The Three Lions need to prepare well for the "final" match in Group I with the "White Eagle". It is likely that coach Southgate will not launch the strongest squad in the match against San Marino. But the Foden, Rice, Calvert-Lewin or Saka are enough to help the Three Lions outperform the opponent.

Assessment England vs San Marino is completely inclined towards Harry Kane and his teammates. With home advantage at the same level, England is expected to not face too many difficulties in the upcoming match. Even, they can completely beat the opponent with the score of a check tennis at Wembley.