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The Three Lions are inching closer to the 2018 World Cup and they will hope to ensure their place with a win in front of home fans

England vs Slovenia: World Cup 2018 qualifier prediction, team news, line-ups and how to watch on TV


England return this week with a World Cup qualifying clash against Slovenia at Wembley.

The Three Lions were held to a goalless draw in Ljubljana 12 months ago, but know that victory on Thursday night will secure their place at the finals in Russia.

Gareth Southgate will be hoping that Tottenham’s Harry Kane can maintain his impressive streak during the break, having scored 13 goals for club and country last month, while Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford is also in impressive form.

TV and live streams and online coverage

You can follow all the action with us LIVE from Wembley with Standard Sport’s live score blog, with James Olley, Simon Johnson and Jack Rosser in attendance. 

Team News

England

Manchester United defender Phil Jones and Manchester City midfielder Fabian Delph had originally been part of Southgate's plans but the duo have withdrawn from the squad due to injuries.

Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks was promoted from the Under-21 squad and takes part in the senior panel for the first time in his career. Winks' club-mate Dele Alli will miss the game against Slovenia due to suspension, but will be available for the game against Lithuania.

There are slight concerns over Jordan Henderson, Michael Keane and Daniel Sturridge, but their fitness is being closely monitored.

Slovenia

Slovenia will rely heavily on the ability and experience of Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak as they look to upset the hosts at Wembley. 

Going forward they are able to call upon the services of Atalanta duo Josip Ilicic and Jasmin Kurtic, but highly-rated RB Leipzig midfielder Kevin Kampl is not included.


Predicted Lines Up

Potential starting XI: Hart; Walker, Cahill, Stones, Bertrand; Henderson, Dier, Alli; Sterling, Kane, Rashford.

Potential starting XI: Oblak; Cesar, Viler, Skubic, Mevlja; Kurtic, Rotman, Verbic, Repas; Ilicic, Sporar.



Match Details

England vs Slovenia
World Cup Qualifiers First round
Today, 9:45 PM
Wembley Stadium, Wembley

1ST HALF


England  0-0 Slovenia

2ND HALF

England   0-0  Slovenia

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