England want 4 factors from their remaining two group video games to make certain of qualification to the 2022 World Cup.
England’s lead on the high of Group I used to be minimize to 3 factors on Tuesday night as they had been held to a 1-1 draw with Hungary at Wembley, whereas Poland beat Albania 1-0 to maneuver into second place.
Gareth Southgate’s facet can nonetheless safe qualification with a recreation to spare in the event that they beat Albania at Wembley subsequent month and Poland drop factors away to Andorra.
They can additionally safe their place on the match with a recreation to spare in the event that they draw with Albania – however solely in the unlikely occasion that Poland lose in opposition to minnows Andorra.
Given Poland will likely be anticipated to beat Andorra, who’re ranked 156th in the world, the chances are England won’t be sure of qualification till after their remaining group recreation away to backside facet San Marino on Monday November 15.
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Highlights of the World Cup European Qualifying Group I match between England and Hungary from Wembley.
And with solely a first-placed end guaranteeing qualification, there’s nonetheless little margin for error – significantly provided that reaching Qatar with a second-place end isn’t easy.
The 10 runners-up from the group stage will be a part of two group winners from final season’s Nations League in a mini-tournament in March that can see solely three extra groups qualify.
England might nonetheless discover themselves concerned in that scrap in the event that they drop factors in each of their remaining two group video games.
England's remaining fixtures
Nov 12 – Albania (h)
Nov 15 – San Marino (a)
When and the place is the 2022 World Cup?
The 2022 World Cup is going down in Qatar in the winter months relatively than the same old summer time ones, as a result of warmth.
The match kicks off on Monday November 21 on the Al Bayt stadium in Al Khor with a match that can function the host nation.
The remaining will likely be performed on the Lusail Stadium in Doha per week earlier than Christmas on Sunday December 18.
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Highlights of the World Cup qualifier between Andorra and England.
What is the World Cup format and schedule?
The match will function 32 groups in eight teams of 4.
Four matches will likely be performed every day throughout the group stage, which can run over a 12-day interval and see winners and runners-up progress to the spherical of 16.
Matches will solely be assigned to specific venues after the finals draw, so organisers can select optimum kick-off occasions to go well with tv audiences in totally different international locations, in addition to supporters out in Qatar.
The finals draw is scheduled to happen in April 2022, after the March window for worldwide fixtures.
Unlike at Euro 2020, there will likely be a third-place play-off recreation on December 17.
Group stage: November 21- December 2
Round of 16: December 3-6
Quarter-finals: December 9/10
Semi-finals: December 13/14
Final: December 18
Highlights of the World Cup qualifying group I match between England and Andorra
How to comply with England’s World Cup Qualifiers
Follow England vs Hungary on Tuesday (kick-off 7.45pm) with our reside weblog, and watch free match highlights on the Sky Sports web site and app, in addition to the Sky Sports Football YouTube channel
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