FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualification EDT, CDT, MDT, PDT (USA Time), Live Stream and TV telecast: New England Boss Sam Allardyce gets his career started when his team visits Slovakia in their first World Cup qualifier this Sunday, September 4th.
FIFA World Cup 2018 – Qualification EDT, CDT, MDT, PDT USA Time and Live Stream
Match: Slovakia Vs England (FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualification)
Date: September 4th, 2016; 12:00 EDT, 11:00 CDT, 10:00 MDT, 9:00 PDT (USA viewers)
Venue: Stadion Antona Malatinskeho, Trnava
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Slovakia had a decent EURO 2016 in France until they were kicked out by German powerhouse in the round of 16. They were in the same group with England and managed to earn a goal-less stalemate during that time. Head coach Jan Kozak will have the privelege of working with familiar players as the core of his squad hasn’t changed at all. They didn’t manage to qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and their only appearance at the inter-continental tournament came during the 2010 edition in South Africa, where they made it to the round of 16. As for the squad, Markek Hamsik remains the main creative force for Slovakian side, while the likes of Robert Mak and Miroslav Stoch has plenty of pace and tricks for the English defenders.
Meanwhile, England wants to forget their terrible performance at the Euro 2016 final tournament in France as soon as possible. This is going to be an utterly difficult task for the new England gaffer Sam Allardyce and the players alike, with a hostile home media on their back all the time. Coming back to the qualifiers, England maintained a 100% win record during the Euro 2016 qualification stage. Also they were undefeated during the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification campaign with 6 wins and 4 draws. So the team is capable of doing a clean job during the qualifiers. As for the team news, Sam Allardyce dropped Jack Wilshere, Ryan Bertrand and Ross Barkley out of the squad, while Michail Antonio has earned up his first call, as well as Danny Drinkwater and Theo Walcott.
Slovakia Vs England: Head-to-Head Stats
Last time these two teams met was during the final match day of the group stages at the Euro 2016, where they settled for a goalless 0-0 draw.