With their fifth successive victory in their qualifying group, England are on a smooth path to next year’s World Cup in Qatar. The latest victory came against outsiders Andorra where the Three Lions recorded a predictable win at Wembley.
Although Gareth Southgate made 11 changes to his side compared to the match against Hungary, it was enough to record a comfortable win against Andorra.
Jesse Lingard scored two goals, Bukayo Saka one, and Harry Kane got his name on the scoresheet with a penalty kick in the second half. Andorra managed to resist all of England’s attacks in the first half, but their tired legs gave up in the last 20 minutes, where Southgate’s side scored three goals. Leeds striker Patrick Bamford could not find himself on the scoresheet after recording his first eve England call up.
England is in full control in their group, and their toughest test will be against Poland in Warsaw on Wednesday.
What happened in South America?
The “Superclasico de las Americas” was supposed to be a spectacle between two of the greatest football national teams and the most famous number 10, Messi and Neymar, ended only after 8 minutes of play.
Brazilian authorities stormed the pitch and stopped the game because four Argentina players violated the countries Covid quarantine rules. The players supposed to quarantine were Aston Villa’s goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez, Tottenham duo Christian Romero and Giovani Lo Celso, who all started the match, while Emiliano Buendia was on the bench for Argentina.
The game has been suspended for now. South American Football Confederation, Conmebol, announced that the referee and the match delegate would provide a report to FIFA’s disciplinary committee and decide what the next action would be.