Preview: England vs. San Marino

Preview: England vs. San Marino
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Sports Mole looks ahead to England's World Cup qualifier against San Marino at Wembley Stadium.

England are expected to be among the goals on Friday night as they continue their World Cup qualifying campaign with the visit of San Marino to Wembley Stadium.

Roy Hodgson's men, who have taken four points from their opening two games, will face a team ranked 207th in the world with only Turks and Caicos Islands sitting lower in FIFA's standings.

San Marino's only win came eight years ago when they shocked Lichetenstein 1-0 in a friendly.

Apart from that solitary victory the history books make grim reading for Giampaolo Mazza's side, who have lost 108 of their 114 matches.

Frank Lampard and Ryan Bertrand have withdrawn from the Three Lions squad through injury ahead of the encounter, while captain Steven Gerrard and Glen Johnson are suspended.

Meanwhile, the visitors have no new injury concerns for the game.

Current form:

England: WWLWWD
San Marino: LLLLLL

Possible lineups:

England: Hart; Walker, Jagielka, Lescott, Cole; Lennon, Carrick, Cleverley, Chamberlain; Rooney, Defoe

San Marino: A Simoncini; F Vitaoli, D Simoncini, Della Valle, Brolli; Matteo, Cervellini, Gasperoni, Marani, M Vitaoli; Rinaldi

Sports Mole says: 6-0

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