Germany, England reach Russian Federation 2018

Germany, England reach Russian Federation 2018

Germany, England reach Russian Federation 2018

The victory over Slovenia means that England have booked their place in the competition in 2018.

Former England worldwide Chris Waddle, commentating on the Slovenia match for BBC 5 Live, said: "I can't think of anything to say, it's that bad".

Questions are being raised over Hart's status as England's first-choice goalkeeper following two seasons away on loan from Manchester City and poor displays at the 2016 Euros.

"They might find it hard to find much love for me with my history with England!"

Such a ponderous performance tested fans' patience, but those that waited around finally had a moment to enjoy in stoppage time as Kane beat Slovenia goalkeeper Jan Oblak from a fine Walker cross.

The stats may indicate a relatively comfortable qualification for unbeaten England, though the road to Russian Federation has been rocky.

Harry Kane continued his stunning goalscoring form with a 94th-minute victor as an unimpressive England overcame Slovenia at Wembley. They are a work in progress.

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"We have got goalscorers and we have got some attacking players that we think will cause problems to any team in the world".

A lack of creativity in central midfield has been pinpointed as one of England's weak points.

"England players do not travel well". He was considered one of the finest goalkeepers in the world at the time but his last of four major worldwide tournaments ended in disappointment following a freak goal from Brazil's Ronaldinho in 2002.

England are unbeaten in their last 38 qualifiers for the European Championships and World Cup, yet their recent performances have been met with little praise from their fans.

Harry Kane fired England to next summer's World Cup but his last-gasp victor can not paper over the cracks after Gareth Southgate's men limped to victory against limited Slovenia.

"The main thing we needed to take out of the Euros (where England lost to Iceland at the last-16 stage) was that we have not been leading-edge in terms of psychological support for our senior team", Glenn told the Leaders in Sport conference in London. Seems to be uncomfortable when being relied upon to play out from the back.

Euro '96 is held as the high watermark for the national side in the Premier League era, with an entertaining team capturing the wider imagination on home soil before crashing out to Germany in a semi-final shootout.

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