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Thursday, October 10, 2013

England vs Montenegro World Cup qualifier October 11, 2013

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England vs Montenegro
2014 World Cup Qualifiers, Europe
Date: Friday, 11 October 2013 - 21:00 CET - 19:00 GMT - 9:00 PM SAST
Stadium: Wembley Stadium, London, United Kingdom
Referee: Alberto Undiano (ESP)

You can watch the match here: Link 1 , Link 2 [Live Scores]

England hopes to claim their fifth win in nine matches to bolster their position atop Group H. Their 4-4-0 record is good enough to lead Ukraine and Montenegro by one point and Roy Hodgson will impress on his players to remain focused. The group remains competitive as four of the six teams are still in the race to secure automatic qualification. Liverpool frontman Daniel Sturridge has been tipped to start alongside Wayne Rooney in the attack, while James Milner is likely to replace Theo Walcott on the wing. 
Montenegro really need victory here if they are to give themselves a decent chance of progressing to Brazil, though – if other results go their way – a draw may suffice to see them to a second place finish and a possible play off. They have drawn two and lost one of their three most recent qualifiers and another defeat here would almost certainly take their destiny out of their own hands.
Coach Branko Brnović will be without key quartet Mirko Vucinic, Mladen Bozovic, Marko Basa and Milorad Pekovic for the trip to Wembley due to injury. Up front, Fatos Beqiraj is expected to partner Stevan Jovetic in the absence of captain Vucinic.
This will be the fourth time that England have played Montenegro and on each of the other three encounters, the best that the Three Lions could manage was a draw. The two teams met in Podgorica in March and played out a 1-1 draw, with England failing to build on Wayne Rooney’s early goal.

Possible line-ups:
England (4-2-3-1): Hart; Baines, Jagielka, Cahill, Walker; Wilshere, Gerrard; Welbeck, Milner, Rooney; Sturridge.
Montenegro(4-4-2): Poleksic; Jovanovic, Dzudovic, Savic, Volkov; Zverotic, Drincic, Krkotic, Boskovic; Jovetic, Beqiraj. 


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