• Sam Allardyce will take charge of his first match after being appointed England boss.
  • Dele Alli will be dropped from the starting line-up with Wayne Rooney taking the number 10 position.

Follow the game live here.

England will take on Slovakia in their first 2018 World Cup qualifier clash on Sunday (4 September) at the City Arena in Trnava.

Where to watch live

Kick-off is set for 5pm BST. Live TV coverage will be available on ITV 1 and ITV 1HD in the UK. Radio commentary will be available on BBC Radio 5Live.

Below is a list of broadcasters that will telecast the game across the world.


England take on Slovakia in their first World Cup qualifier clash, which will also double up as Sam Allardyce's first game in-charge of the Three Lions after the former Sunderland manager took over from Roy Hodgson. The former manager stepped down from his position after a disastrous Euro 2016 campaign, which saw England crash out in the round of 16 stage at the hands of Iceland.

Allardyce will be keen to get his reign underway with a win and has made a number of changes to his squad. Theo Walcott is the most notable call-up after the Arsenal striker was ignored for the European Championships, while Jack Wilshere and Ross Barkley have been axed from the squad.

Sam Allardyce talks to Wayne Rooney and Harry Kane during training ahead of England's World Cup qualifier against Slovakia Getty

Meanwhile, Luke Shaw has been released from the squad as the manager is not keen to risk a player, who is returning from a long-term injury. He has returned to Manchester to continue his rehabilitation. Kyle Walker has recovered from the knock he suffered during Tottenham Hotspur's game against Liverpool and will resume his position at right-back.

Slovakia put on a good show against England when they faced each other during the group stages at Euro 2016. They grabbed a valuable point after stopping Jamie Vardy and company from finding a way through. Martin Skrtel, who will start at centre-back, will come up against some of his former Liverpool teammates.

Betting odds (betfair)

England – 17/20

Draw – 5/2

Slovakia – 16/5

Team news


Possible XI: Hart; Walker, Cahill, Stones, Rose; Dier, Henderson; Lallana, Rooney, Sterling; Kane.


Possible XI: Kozacik – Hubocan, Durica, Skrtel, Pekarik – Kucka, Pecovsky – Weiss, Mak, Hamsik – Duda.

Here are the broadcasters that will telecast the match across the world:

FranceCanal+ Sport
ArgentinaDIRECTV Sports Argentina, DIRECTV Play Deportes
IndiaSony Six SD, Sony Six HD
NigeriaStartimes World Football
AustraliaESPN Australia
MalaysiaAstro SuperSport 3
PortugalSport TV4
RussiaMatch TV Game, Setanta Sports Eurasia, NTV+ Sport Online
United StatesESPN3 USA
BelgiumPlay Sports 1
New ZealandESPN Australia
SingaporeEleven Singapore
South AfricaStartimes World Football
SpainCanal+ Multideporte 1, Movistar+, Movistar TV Fútbol
CanadaSportsnet World Now, Sportsnet 360