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England vs San Marino takes place Friday as England look to regain the lead at the top of World Cup Qualifying Group H. Kick off is at 3 p.m. ET and all the action from Wembley can be watched online through live stream (details below).
England currently sit in second place in Group H after claiming four points from their opening two games. Montenegro are also on four points but are first having a one goal better goal difference that their rivals.
England are firm favorites to win today's game and they will see it also as an opportunity to drastically increase their goal difference should the qualification campaign come down to it. San Marino already lost their opening game in the group by six goals and England will be hoping to notch up a similar score line against the minnow rivals.
They will be well aware that Poland await them next week, which will be a much bigger game to decide the outcome of this group. Poland are currently also joint top on four points after two games, but their goal difference is three worse than England and sees them take up third place.
Everton's Leighton Baines is a surprise start for England as regular Ashley Cole is dropped for today's match. Cole was charged with misconduct on Monday after an expletive-ridden rant at the English Football Association concerning their ruling on teammate John Terry.
Cole has issued an apology and avoided an England ban by doing so, however, he will start on the bench today. He is currently on 98 caps for England and will be hoping to make an appearance today so that he can claim his 100th cap against Poland next week.
England vs San Marino kicks off at 3 p.m. ET and can be watched online through live stream by clicking here.