The Three Lions were held to a goalless draw in Ljubljana 12 months ago, but know that victory on Thursday night will secure their place at the finals in Russia.
Gareth Southgate will be hoping that Tottenham’s Harry Kane can maintain his impressive streak during the break, having scored 13 goals for club and country last month, while Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford is also in impressive form.
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Kick off at Wembley is 7.45 on Thursday October 5.
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Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli will miss the match after Fifa handed him a one-match ban after TV cameras caught him making an offensive gesture during England’s 2-1 victory over Slovakia last month.
The England squad in full:
Joe Hart (West Ham, on loan from Manchester City), Fraser Forster (Southampton), Jack Butland (Stoke), Jordan Pickford (Everton); Ryan Bertrand (Southampton), Aaron Cresswell (West Ham), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Phil Jones (Manchester United), Harry Maguire (Leicester), John Stones (Manchester City), Michael Keane (Everton), Chris Smalling (Manchester United), Kyle Walker (Manchester City), Kieran Trippier (Tottenham); Eric Dier (Tottenham), Fabian Delph (Manchester City), Jake Livermore (West Brom), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Liverpool), Jesse Lingard (Manchester United), Dele Alli (Tottenham); Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Harry Kane (Tottenham), Jermain Defoe (Bournemouth), Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool).
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