Last of the 2022 World Cup qualifier with Three Lions closing in on Qatar.
Good evening and welcome to Wembley for our live coverage of the World Cup Qualifier between England and Albania.
Gareth Southgate’s men require just four points from their two remaining games to confirm their place in Qatar 2022, but they could seal the deal tonight if Poland fails in Andorra.
The signs are certainly good for the Three Lions: not only are San Marino the rival for their last match in Group I, but they come into tonight’s game with a streak of 18 unbeaten matches in all competitions.
However, Southgate and his team will be eager to change the style in front of a sold-out national stadium, especially after the disappointing home draw to Hungary last time out.
Emile Smith Rowe is a new addition to the ranks, and Arsenal’s fit man may well receive his first senior international cap with Mason Mount in doubt.
Jack Grealish has received the green light after his recent illness, but Jack Grealish, James Ward-Prowse, and Declan Rice have all withdrawn from the team.
Albania still has hopes of landing a playoff berth but took a big hit when Poland was narrowly beaten in Tirana last month.
However, Edoardo Reja’s team is evolving on the international stage and carries a threat; Before the Poland game, the Eagles had won three in a row without conceding.
Kick-off at Wembley is scheduled for 7.45 pm and we’ll have confirmation from tonight’s teams shortly as part of our pre-match preparation.