Published 04 October 2021 4 min read
England Men's Senior Team
Opta stat pack: Andorra v England
Ahead of England's trip to the Pyrenees this month, take a look at our history with Andorra from down the years...
This will be the sixth meeting between England and Andorra, with the Three Lions winning all five previous contests by an aggregate score of 20-0.
In fact, England have only ever faced Luxembourg (nine games) and San Marino (seven) more often while maintaining a 100 per cent winning record than versus Andorra (five).
Andorra will host England in a match for the first time since losing 0-2 in September 2008, when Joe Cole netted a brace under Fabio Capello.
Andorra have only attempted four shots in their five matches with England (one on target), while the Three Lions have registered 111 shots (41 on target).
● England have won all five of their games against Andorra, scoring 20 goals and conceding none, with all games coming in qualifiers for either the EUROs or World Cup.
● Andorra are the only nation to have faced England as many as five times without scoring a single goal. They only managed one shot in their 4-0 defeat at Wembley in September.
● England drew 1-1 with Poland in their last World Cup qualifier, conceding in the 90th minute. They haven’t gone two consecutive major tournament qualifiers without winning since losing to Russia and Croatia in November 2007, with those results eliminating the Three Lions from competing at EURO 2008.
● After a run in which they conceded 14 goals in four home games – all defeats – Andorra are unbeaten in their last two home matches, a goalless draw against Gibraltar and 2-0 win over San Marino.
● England have only trailed for eight minutes and 53 seconds across their last 16 international matches, all of which came in the EURO 2020 semi-final against Denmark. They have only fallen behind in two of their last 24 World Cup qualifiers, against Scotland in June 2017 (drew 2-2) and Slovakia in September 2017 (won 2-1).
● Andorra’s Max Llovera has completed the most passes for his country in World Cup 2022 qualifying (82 in five games), though he only managed one completed pass in their 4-0 loss at Wembley. By comparison, three England players – Jordan Henderson (108), Conor Coady (105) and Tyrone Mings (100) – all completed more in the win over the Andorrans in September.
● 36 of Harry Kane’s 41 England goals have been scored in competitive internationals – in England’s history, only Wayne Rooney (37) has ever scored more goals in competitive games than Kane. Rooney scored one every 154 minutes in competitive games, while Kane is scoring on average one every 118 minutes.
● Kane has scored nine goals in 13 appearances in 2021 for England – should he score again, he would become only the second player to have scored 10+ goals in more than one calendar year for the Three Lions, having scored 12 in 2019; the other was Vivian Woodward, who scored ten in 1908 and eleven in 1909. Both Kane and Woodward would have achieved the feat while playing for Tottenham Hotspur.