England v Slovenia: World Cup Qualifier match preview

England could qualify for the 2018 World Cup if they manage to beat Slovenia at home, but the Three Lions face a tough test as this is a must-win game for the visitors who hope to oust Scotland and Slovakia to reach the World Cup playoffs.

England host Slovenia at London's Wembley Stadium in a vital Group F qualifier for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. The Three Lions will officially qualify for next summer's tournament with a win on Thursday.

England top the group with a six-point cushion over the visitors, who sit third.

Manager Gareth Southgate has refreshed his options in the England squad, including handing a debut call-up to Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks. Meanwhile, fellow Spurs man Dele Alli is suspended.

Southgate's men will be hoping to secure qualification ahead of schedule, despite the England manager dealing with some injury problems.

An in-form Kane is again set to lead the line for his country, with Bournemouth's Jermain Defoe on hand to offer back-up. Yet the support from midfield will be key, making Winks' inclusion potentially significant.

Tags: soccer football Sports/News & Highlights sport England World Cup Gareth Southgate Harry Kane Slovenia World Cup qualifiers Three Lions

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10 months ago

yeah boring as f..........


10 months ago

both teams were without any idea how to score a goal


10 months ago

what a stupid match it was....