The last time the two sides met in September England came away 4-0 winners with a brace from Jesse Lingard, who returns to the squad as Southgate will hope to maintain his lead of Group I
England will look to continue their march towards Qatar 2022 with the next round of World Cup qualifiers as they line up against Andorra.
After winning their five opening games on the bounce, England were held to a draw by Poland but will look to get back on track one day after Gareth Southgate’s five-year anniversary as England boss.
The Three Lions remain in control of Group I and can even book a place at the World Cup during this break if all goes their way.
With a four-point cushion atop their group, they know only first place gains automatic qualification for the World Cup, with runners-up going into the play-offs in March.
Andorra have won just one game in two years (against San Marino) and Southgate will no doubt see the fixture as an opportunity to take another step towards next year’s tournament.
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The game will be officiated be an all-female on-field refereeing team led by Kateryna Monzul and supported by her compatriots Maryna Striletska and Svitlana Grushko, and VAR official Stephanie Frappart.
Here is everything you need to know ahead of the game.
What time is Andorra vs England?
The World Cup qualifier will kick-off at 7:45pm.
The game will take place at the Estadi Nacional, the national stadium of Andorra.
Located in Andorra la Vella, the artificial pitch is used for football and rugby union and has a capacity of just 3,306.
Seven years ago, Gareth Bale described the artificial pitch as the “worst pitch” he had ever played on when Wales beat Andorra 2-1.
TV channel and live stream details
Coverage of the game will start from 7pm on ITV 1.
ITV have rights to all of England’s World Cup qualifiers and will show next week’s game against Hungary too.
The game vs Andorra can also be streamed on the ITV Hub.
The aggregate score over the last five meetings between the two sides is 20-0 with England yet to concede.
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Because of the ease with which England have beaten Andorra before, some expect Southgate to field a changed lineup.
Youngsters Jude Bellingham and Mason Greenwood have been left out the squad due to the heavy game load both are experiencing currently.
Both Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori have impressed enough in Italy to earn their call ups to the 24-man squad.
Speaking about Tomori, Southgate said: “He’s playing at a club where there’s an expectation to win every week, so he’s performing under pressure.
“I like Fikayo in terms of his aggressiveness as a defender. Because he’s got speed he’s confident enough to defend on the front foot and his use of the ball is improving all the time.”
Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale has forced his way into the Gunners’ first team with his performances and Southgate admitted the transfer worked in his favour for selection.
Ben Chilwell has hardly played so far this season but has come in to replace injured teammate Reece James, while James Ward-Prowse has stepped in for Kalvin Phillips who is forced out with injury too.
Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden also returns after a foot injury and Harry Maguire and Trent-Alexander Arnold are out injured.
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