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Robert Green: 'England taking on San Marino is pointless'

Ex-England goalkeeper Robert Green believes that games against smaller nations like San Marino and Andorra are "pointless" in a competitive environment.

Ex-England goalkeeper Robert Green has criticised the inclusion of smaller nations like San Marino and Andorra in international qualifier groups, believing that they cannot develop by facing established teams.

The Three Lions take on the world's joint-lowest ranked nation in a Euro 2016 qualifier this evening at Wembley, with many expecting Roy Hodgson's side to win emphatically against the minnows.

Green told BBC Sport: "I don't see the point of this game as a competitive fixture. The smaller countries should play in their own competition.

"This sort of game doesn't develop San Marino at all. Goal difference doesn't even matter any more in this competition, so really what's the point?

"I played a game here for England against Andorra a few years ago and it was the most boring game I've ever played in, because they just refused to attack."

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Manuel Battistini of San Marino evades Danny Welbeck of England during the EURO 2016 Group E Qualifying match between England and San Marino at Wembley Stadium on October 9, 2014
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