The England national team are due to play their two final European Championship qualifiers during this international break against Malta and North Macedonia. The team have already qualified for the following years European Championships following the teams 3-1 victory over Italy during the last international break. England will be looking to gain maximum points from their two final qualifying games to secure there place at next years tournament as group winners and which would allow them to qualify and be seeded among the more stronger teams at the finals. The two national teams who are facing England are not amongst the most illustrious of international opponents with Malta having never qualified for a major tournament before as well as not containing any famous footballers throughout there history.
North Macedonia pedigree is slightly better having qualified for the European Championships in 2020 as well as having an illustrious past legend in the form of legendary striker Darko Pancev. Pancev is comfortably seen as North Macedonia’s greatest player and is a Red Star Belgrade legend and former European Golden Boot the same year he helped Red Star to European Cup glory in 1991. Both Malta and North Macedonia have already been ruled out of possible qualification for next years European Championship as they have both obtained too few points. England will be looking to qualify from the group as winners and maintain there unbeaten record throughout the qualification phase as well as maintaining there current good form through to the final tournament next year. England’s nearest rivals Italy are also likely to qualify for next years tournament as runners-up although it is likely that they will be pitted into a more tougher group due to them being one of the unseeded nations at the finals. Italy will take part in next years tournament as defending European champions having defeated foes and current group rivals England in the final three years earlier.