England can take another step closer to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar by beating minnows Andorra in the Pyrenees tonight.
Gareth Southgate’s side are unbeaten in Group I and emerged 4-0 victors when the two sides met at Wembley last month.
Andorra did manage to frustrate England in that encounter, with Southgate forced to go to some of his more experienced players off the bench to make sure of the win.
He would be keen to avoid similar issues with experimentation again likely in his starting side, while there is also a problem pitch with which to contend.
The artificial surface at Estadi Nacional has been heavily criticised with Premier League clubs said to fear injuries to their England players due to the pitch.
England still scheduled to face Andorra in World Cup Qualifier on Saturday – kick-off 7.45pm and officials expect game to go ahead as planned despite spectacular scenes hours after Gareth Southgate’s team trained
A serious fire has broken out pitchside at Andorra’s National Stadium a day before they take on England in a World Cup Qualifier.
The fire occurred during a live cross to Sky Sports News’ England reporter Rob Dorsett and quickly engulfed the broadcast gantry in between the two sets of benches.
Thick plumes of black smoke billowed from the fire and covered some of the apartments which are metres away from that side of the ground.
A fire crew arrived on site a handful of minutes later to put out the flames but not before damage was inevitably done to the metal structure.
Despite the obvious damage, with the fire also affecting a small section of the field of play, Andorran officials have told Sky Sports News they are confident the game will go ahead as planned.