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England and Montenegro make first acquaintance

Published: Tuesday 14 September 2010, 2.00CET
A new chapter in the history of England and Montenegro will be written when the teams meet at Wembley, with no sides from the two nations having ever met before at club or international level.
England and Montenegro make first acquaintance
Adam Johnson (left) celebrates scoring against Group G rivals Switzerland ©Getty Images

Tournament statistics

EnglandMontenegro

Goals scored17
 
7
Total attempts97
 
95
Attempts on target38
 
27
Attempts off target45
 
59
Attempts blocked0
 
0
Attempts against woodwork1
 
1
Corners43
 
44
Offsides23
 
22
Yellow cards13
 
35
Red Cards1
 
0
Fouls committed97
 
199
Fouls suffered112
 
135
 
Published: Tuesday 14 September 2010, 2.00CET

England and Montenegro make first acquaintance

A new chapter in the history of England and Montenegro will be written when the teams meet at Wembley, with no sides from the two nations having ever met before at club or international level.

UEFA's newest member nation are poised for another continental rite of passage in UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying as they visit Wembley Stadium to take on world football pioneers England in Group G.

Match background
• The two nations have never met before at senior level, nor has a team from Montenegro been drawn against a side from England in UEFA club competition.

• England and Montenegro met in qualifying for the 2009 UEFA European Under-21 Championship. Future senior internationals Stevan Jovetić, Elsad Zverotić and Simon Vukčević featured in the Montenegro side that lost 3-0 at home on 7 September 2007. Jovetić also played as they lost the return fixture 1-0 in Leicester on 12 October 2007, three years to the day before the sides' first senior meeting.

Team ties
• Montenegro's Croatian coach Zlatko Kranjčar may be able to get some useful information on his team's opponents from his son Niko, a midfielder who plays in England for Tottenham Hotspur FC.

Last updated: 28/09/10 12.19CET

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