Published 03 September 2021 4 min read
England Men's Senior Team

Opta Facts: England v Andorra

Written by:

Frank Smith

Here are some facts heading into the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier between England and Andorra on Sunday at Wembley Stadium connected by EE

• England have won all four of their international matches against Andorra by an aggregate score of 16-0, with this their first match against them since a 6-0 home win under Fabio Capello in June 2009.

• Andorra are one of only four international nations that England have faced as many as four times without conceding a single goal, along with Estonia, Lithuania and Moldova.

• England have lost none of their last 25 home World Cup qualifiers (W23 D2) since losing 1-0 to Germany in their final match at the old Wembley under Kevin Keegan. They have scored 71 goals across these unbeaten games and conceded just 11 times.

• Andorra have lost 55 of their 57 away qualifying matches for the World Cup and EUROs, drawing the other two: 0-0 against Macedonia in February 2005 and 2-2 against Albania in November 2019. In all competitions, Andorra have only ever won one away game, against San Marino in a friendly in 2017. 

• England have won their last eight World Cup qualifiers by an aggregate score of 21-2 – two-thirds of their goals in these games have come in the second half of matches (14/21), including all four in their 4-0 win over Hungary.

England beat Andorra 6-0 in 2009

• Andorra enjoyed a 2-0 victory over San Marino in their last qualifier, only the third time they’d ever won a World Cup qualifying match, along with 1-0 wins over North Macedonia in 2004 and Hungary in 2017. It was also the first time the Andorrans had scored two goals in a World Cup qualifier since a 3-2 defeat to Cyprus in September 2000.

• Andorra’s Marc Yales netted both of their goals in their 2-0 win over San Marino, becoming only the second player in the country’s entire history to score more than once in a game, after Cristian Martínez in November 2019 against Albania.

• Gareth Southgate has won 21 of his 29 matches at Wembley as England manager, the same as Sir Bobby Robson managed in 34 games there. The only Three Lions managers to win more at the national stadium are Sir Alf Ramsey (30 matches) and Walter Winterbottom (26).

• Harry Kane has scored in each of his last 13 qualifying matches for the European Championship and World Cup, netting 17 goals in total in this run. Across all competitions, Kane has 39 goals in 62 caps and one more goal will see him equal Michael Owen’s tally for the Three Lions and move him into joint-fifth on the all-time list.

• Raheem Sterling has been directly involved in 11 goals in 13 appearances at Wembley in qualifiers for the European Championship and World Cup, scoring seven goals and assisting four. He has also ended on the winning side in all 13 of these matches.

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