England play hosts to San Marino in the second group match of the Euro 2016 qualifiers as they look to widen the gap between themselves and group favourites Switzerland.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 7:45pm BST. Live coverage of the game will be available on ITV and ITV HD.


England are in the driver's seat with regards to qualification, given they have already won their most difficult game in the group, away to Switzerland last month. The visitors rode on the back of two Danny Welbeck goals to pull off an upset which will make their qualification campaign that much easier.

The Three Lions will be looking to add to their goal difference through this fixture, something which may come handy later in the tournament.

Roy Hodgson will however be without Daniel Sturridge, but with Welbeck in sublime form for both club and country, the Arsenal striker would have warranted a starting spot over the Liverpool man should he be available for selection.

Jack Wilshere is also likely to be given a rest owing to the fact that the midfielder has just returned from an injury scare.

Hodgson is likely to mix and choose between his options in this match, allowing fringe players to make an impression and claim a spot in the starting line up in the upcoming tournament.

Meanwhile, San Marino, who are the joint least ranked country in the World by Fifa, will come to Wembley with no expectations weighing them down. The minnows will look to give their best and make the most of what they have at their disposal.

The visitors will however be buoyed by the memory of their performance in 1993 when they took the lead over England in the opening minute and managed to keep themselves ahead till the 21st minute.

England went on to score six more in what turned out to be a record 7-1 win but the indignity of falling behind to one of the poorest teams in the competition still pricks a few hearts.

What Managers Say

Roy Hodgson: "I think it's important we take the game very seriously. Training has been excellent and everyone is anxious to play. But I haven't actually told the team what my plans are, so I couldn't possibly announce it."

Pierangelo Manzaroli: "It will have to be a big effort. Playing England is different for us because more often than not it is a matter of damage limitation. But we don't rule anything out - you never know when the chance will arrive to get a result. It's going to be a difficult match and the main objective will be to come away without a heavy defeat. We also want to try to show what we can do and try to keep the match even for as long as possible."

Betting Odds (888Sport.com)

England to Win: 1/100

Draw: 40/1

San Marino to Win: 100/1

Form Guide


  • Last Five (most recent first): W W D L L
  • Last Result: Switzerland 0 -2 England

San Marino

  • Last Five (most recent first): L D W L L
  • Last Result: San Marino 0-2 Lithuania

Team News


  • Injured: Daniel Sturridge (thigh), Ross Barkley (knee)
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Possible XI: Hart; Clyne, Cahill, Jagielka, Baines; Delph, Henderson, Lallana; Sterling, Rooney, Welbeck

San Marino

  • Injured: N/A
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Possible XI: Simoncini; Vitaioli, Simoncini, Brolli; Bonini, Gasperoni, Tosi, Vitaioli, Battistini; Hirsch, Selva