England take on Malta in their second World Cup qualifier game at Wembley Stadium on Saturday (8 October). The Three Lions beat Slovakia in their opening encounter in August.

Where to watch Live

Kick-off is set for 5pm BST. The game will be telecast live on ITV in the UK. Radio commentary is available on BBC Radio 5 Live.

At the end of the article is a list of broadcasters for the Italy vs Spain game from across the globe.


England will be favourites when they take on group F's bottom-placed club Malta at the Wembley Stadium on Saturday. The Three Lions are currently in the second place in the group behind neighbours Scotland, who are above them owing to a superior goal difference following their 5-1 win in their first game against the same opponents.

Gareth Southgate is preparing for his first game in-charge of the senior team after taking over on a temporary basis following Sam Allardyce's unceremonious exit. The former Middlesbrough boss has been managing the U21 team thus far, but will be given a fair crack to nail down the managerial position on a permanent basis.

Wayne Rooney
Wayne Rooney and Theo Walcott are likely to start when England take on Malta on Saturday Getty

Harry Kane and Nathaniel Clyne are missing for the clash owing to injury which could see Marcus Rashford return to the starting lineup after being omitted from the squad that faced Slovakia in their first qualifier last month. The biggest question facing the interim boss is the role of skipper Wayne Rooney, who could feature in midfield behind the main striker.

Theo Walcott is likely to be part of the starting XI owing to his blistering form for Arsenal of late, while Jamie Vardy could start on the bench with Daniel Sturridge preferred as the lone striker. Southgate will have two matches to look over as his immediate task as England take on Slovenia on Tuesday (11 October).

What Managers Say

Gareth Southgate: "I think Wayne can play in a number of positions and very well. What's key for this team when I look at them is whatever system we play, whatever position we ask them to play, that there's clear tactical responsibility. For me, as the coach, it is really important to embed that during their training. I think Wayne can play any number of different positions."

Betting Odds (Betfair)

  • England Win: 1/50
  • Draw: 20
  • Malta Win: 80

Team News


Possible XI: Hart; Walker, Stones, Cahill, Rose; Henderson, Dier; Walcott, Rooney, Rashford; Sturridge


Possible XI: Hogg; Baldacchino, Agius, Borg; Sciberras, Fenech, Camilleri, Scicluna, Mifsud; Schembri; Effiong

Below is the list of countries with broadcasters alongside.

AlbaniaSuperSport 4 Digitalb
FranceRTL Nitro, Canal+ Décalé
GermanyRTL Nitro
AustraliaESPN Australia
AustriaRTL Nitro
IndiaSony Six SD, Sony Six HD
BangladeshSony Six SD, Sony Six HD
ItalyRAI Uno
MalaysiaAstro SuperSport 3
Bosnia and HerzegovinaSportKlub 2 Serbia
BulgariaDiema Sport
CanadaSportsnet World Now, Sportsnet One
MexicoSky HD, SKY Planeta Fútbol
ChinaCCTV-5, CCTV 5+ VIP
NetherlandsZiggo Sport Voetbal, Ziggo Sport
CroatiaSportklub 2 Croatia
IsraelSport 2
RussiaSetanta Sports Eurasia
Denmark6'eren, Dplay Denmark
PortugalSport TV1
SingaporeEleven Singapore
SpainTVE La 1
United Arab EmiratesAbu Dhabi Sports 4 HD
United KingdomITV 4 UK
United StatesFox Sports 1 USA, Fox Sports GO, Fox Soccer 2GO USA