England's Road to Qatar

jsp

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Didn't see much of the game on Friday seems to have been wrapped up in a bit of scandal because Harry Maguire did a bit of a silly celebration when he scored but it was a big win and means tonight England just need a point vs San Marino to secure qualification.

He did play the 3-4-3 system on Friday you wonder if he's leaning towards that system at the world cup or just using it as a chance to have a look at it in case he feels he needs to use it at some point.

Connor Gallagher also called up to the squad as a replacement had a great start to the season at Palace on loan from Chelsea.

Shaw and Mount won't join up with the squad.
 

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Got to be some pre-qualifications for these minnows to get into the actual WC qualifying group stage. Tonight was just embarrassing for San Marino.
 

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I don't agree I just think it's stupid that England put their best team out to play these games there really is no point. Where do you draw the line? These games are a necessary consequence if you want to have a seeding system because there's always going to be 1 rubbish team in your group that everyone batters.

Southgate should have been heavily rotating that team to rest players. Guys like Kane or Maguire should not be starting these matches but because of all the withdrawals he probably didn't have a lot of choice. Of the 23 man squad think he lost 8 players and only called up two replacements.

England have just become very good at qualifying in the last 30 years we've qualified for 13 out of 15 tournaments only missing 94 and 08 and most of those qualification runs have been winning groups comfortably.
 

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