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Did You Know - England Vs Slovenia
DID YOU KNOW | England VS Slovenia
- England’s thrilling 3-2 win in Slovenia in June 2015 ensured they completed an entire season unbeaten for the first time in 24 years.
- Positioned 13th in the FIFA rankings, England are 38 places above Slovenia (51st) and 86 ahead of Lithuania (99th).
- England are just two points away from winning their World Cup qualifying group for a sixth successive time. They last failed to come out on top ahead of the 1994 finals, when they finished third behind Norway and the Netherlands.
- Slovenia have qualified for two World Cup finals in five attempts. As an independent nation, Lithuania have yet to reach the finals of a major competition.
- Gareth Southgate has plenty of striking options to choose from and will be heartened by Jermain Defoe and Danny Welbeck’s record against their latest opponents. Defoe and Welbeck have both scored twice against Slovenia and once against Lithuania.
- Following Wayne Rooney’s retirement from international football, Joe Hart is the most-capped member of the current squad with 73 appearances. The ten team-mates he has played alongside the most are Rooney (52 matches), Gary Cahill (51), James Milner (42), Theo Walcott (36), Danny Welbeck (33), Phil Jagielka (32), Steven Gerrard, Glen Johnson (both 30), Raheem Sterling and Jack Wilshere (both 29).
- Rooney won his milestone 100th cap against Slovenia at Wembley in 2014, converting a penalty in a 3-1 victory.