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Coverage of England's World Cup Qualifying matches involving two non-England teams. There are 10 matchdays with two games per matchday, one England; one non-England.


World Cup Live: Albania v England


Albania v England (Kick-off 5.00pm). Mark Pougatch presents all the action from both teams' second 2022 FIFA World Cup Group I qualifier, held at Arena Kombetare in Tirana. The sides last met in the qualifying campaign for the 2002 World Cup, when England prevailed 3-1 in this city and 2-0 at Wembley Stadium. Gareth Southgate's men will expect to triumph once once this evening, given Albania have failed to follow up an historic qualification for Euro 2016 with further success since. With analysis by Roy Keane, Ian Wright and Ashley Cole, with commentary from Sam Matterface and Lee Dixon.


England continue what ought to be an easy start to their World Cup qualification effort by travelling to the Arena Kombëtare, a stadium slap bang in the middle of Tirana. Albania are a troubled team, smarting from a string of failures and without any top-class individuals in the squad. Time for England to test some untried players, perhaps.

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Preparations for Euro 2020 are gathering pace, but for the players, the tournament comes at the cost of almost no rest, meaning tonight’s friendlies are likely to be about rotation and experimentation.

England face Austria at Wembley (kick-off 8pm, ITV), where captain Harry Kane will want to excel in order to at least draw headlines away from stories about his future at Tottenham Hotspur. Questions remain over who will partner him in attack, too, but Gareth Southgate may drop a few hints here. 

Elsewhere, Wales have a tough away test against France (kick-off 8:05pm, Sky Sports Football/S4C), so caretaker manager Robert Page will rely on Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale, who spent last season on loan at Spurs. Scotland are also in action, away against the Netherlands (kick-off 7:45pm, Sky Sports Main Event), with their fine crop of players including the likes of Arsenal’s Kieran Tierney, who embodies the fighting spirit of Steve Clarke’s side. ITV has highlights of all three matches at 11:55pm (12:15am, STV). 

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