England's World Cup Opponents: Andorra

Last updated : 10 February 2021 By Three Lions

In this most unusual of football years, England will begin their World Cup qualification campaign just months ahead of their bid to win a major tournament, the delayed Euro 2020, on home soil.

Gareth Southgate's squad will play ten qualification matches in 2021 in their bid to book a spot at Qatar 2022 next winter.

The Three Lions have been drawn alongside Poland, Hungary, Albania, Andorra and San Marino in their qualifying group, with only the group winner guaranteed a World Cup berth.

Two of world football's minnows will face England but unlike San Marino, who have taken heart from two goalless draws in their recent Nations League games, Andorra ended 2020 with a heavy defeat against Latvia as well as an unseemly spat involving talismanic player Ildefons Lima.

Capped 128 times by his country, Lima has been frozen out of the picture by his national federation after raising concerns about a lack of coronavirus testing for players.

Still with hopes of playing international football in a fourth decade, will Lima be lining up against England at Wembley in September?