Match: San Marino – England
Date: Saturday, 5th September 2015
Start time: 05:00 pm
Leader in group “E” England visit San Marino match of the seventh round of qualifying for Euro 2016. The match is on Saturday at 17:00 GMT at “Stadio Olimpico” in the city Servale, San Marino.
The team from the oldest republic in the world has only won one point after the first six rounds and is logically the last 6 th place in the group. The only point was won against Estonia at home (0:0).
Against England San Marino will try to score his first goal in this qualifying. However, no surprise if it did not happen. Currently the hosts with a goal difference of 0-19, and in the last three meetings with England lose a total goal difference 0-18. They are the only side yet to score after six rounds of qualifiers; they have not scored in seven competitive games (D1 L6) since Alex Della Valle equalised in a 5-1 home defeat by Poland in September 2013
San Marino lost 64 of their last 65 games, but the draw with Estonia in the group was the pride of the nation. It snapped a 33-game losing streak at home and San Marino will attempt to make a new feat against England. As it did in 1993, when the score of “Three Lions” at the loss of 1: 7 at home in qualification for the World Cup in the United States a year later, on which England failed to qualify.
England leads the group with total assets of points after six matches. The team of Roy Hodgson defeated Slovenia 3:2 in their final match in June as a guest. If Slovenia don’t beat Switzerland in the most interesting match of the group, with success on Saturday England can qualify for Euro 2016. Currently the “The Three Lions
” have an advance of 9 points ahead of Slovenia third and sixth before Switzerland.
The upcoming match could prove historic for striker Wayne Rooney. Manchester United footballer is able to overtake legend Sir Bobby Charlton in the eternal scorer ranking of the national team. Rooney has 48 goals, as has Gary Lineker and Sir Bobby Charlton is a goal more.
Best Games of England qualifiers are part of their series of 11 matches without a loss. The last time they lost last summer at the World Cup finals in Brazil.
In the upcoming game Roy Hodgson will not be able to count on the injured Phil Jones, Leighton Baines, Jack Wilshere, Danny Welbeck and Daniel Sturridge. The five will be absent for the game against Switzerland on 8 September after not part of the squad for the upcoming meetings.
One of the deputies of the attackers, who must replace Welbeck and Sturridge is Jamie Vardi. The footballer of Leicester City performed very strongly since the beginning of the season and fell into the group of the national team for the upcoming European qualifications. In attack Hodgson also has Harry Kane, Theo Walcott and Rahiym Stirling, as well as former captain Wayne Rooney.
San Marino will try to hamper England as far as possible. In the first game at Wembley in certain periods of the game the players of San Marino blocked proceed to their door. In the team of England, however, has very quick players who can indi with his class to break the defense of the opponents. Wayne Rooney will be highly motivated to improve the record of Sir Bobby Charlton and try to score at least two goals in the game.