Germany, England Qualify For 2018 FIFA World Cup

Alicia Guzman
October 7, 2017

England host Slovenia at Wembley knowing that a win will ensure automatic qualification to next summer's World Cup, but the Three Lions could also earn a ticket to Russian Federation if they draw against Slovenia and away against Lithuania on Sunday (8 October).

The Three Lions can clinch their spot at next summer's World Cup with a win at the home of English football as Gareth Southgate's men require two points from their final two game of the qualifying campaign.

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Sterling could replace Tottenham Hotspur forward Dele Alli in the England starting side after the 21-year-old received a one-match suspension for a rude gesture during last month's 2-1 win over Slovakia at Wembley.

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Lewandowski curled in a free kick to tie Wlodzimierz Lubanski's record as Poland's all-time leading scorer on 48 goals and then added two more to own it outright with 50.

Kane said afterwards: "It was frustrating at times out there.

England have qualified for a World Cup and that's a big deal".

"We were out there talking a few times, trying to keep each other going, to keep the pressure on in the second half". No we're not. They have a squad full of players who have won Champions Leagues and league titles.

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CSKA Moscow and Basel are powerhouses in their respective countries, but are not a big task for a club like Manchester United . With eight of those draws coming at home, Old Trafford was branded the "Theatre of Draws" by pundits and fans alike.

Scotland's hopes of reaching Russian Federation remain alive after a late victor gave them a 1-0 victory over 10-man Slovakia.

With qualification wrapped up with a game to spare, England plays their final game of Group F with a trip to Lithuania on Sunday.

That's the long and the short of it right now, but alternative pathways (such as in Bosnia & Herzegovina's group) will either be blown wide open or closed off before the final round of games take place.

It is clear that huge improvements need to be made between now and next summer if England are to have any chance of going deep at the World Cup.

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However, the hosts struggled to create much against a well-organised Slovenian side.

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