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A point will suffice for England in Montenegro

Published: Wednesday 7 September 2011, 10.00CET
England travel to Montenegro knowing that a point would book their place at UEFA EURO 2012 while back-to-back victories for the hosts would ensure they finished top of the section.
A point will suffice for England in Montenegro
England's Ashley Cole (left) in action against Montenegro at Wembley Stadium in October ©Getty Images

Tournament statistics

MontenegroEngland

Goals scored7
 
17
Total attempts95
 
97
Attempts on target27
 
38
Attempts off target59
 
45
Attempts blocked0
 
0
Attempts against woodwork1
 
1
Corners44
 
43
Offsides22
 
23
Yellow cards35
 
13
Red Cards0
1
Fouls committed199
 
97
Fouls suffered135
 
112
 
Published: Wednesday 7 September 2011, 10.00CET

A point will suffice for England in Montenegro

England travel to Montenegro knowing that a point would book their place at UEFA EURO 2012 while back-to-back victories for the hosts would ensure they finished top of the section.

In their first game under new coach Branko Brnović, Montenegro will look to overturn Group G leaders England and give themselves a chance of qualifying directly for UEFA EURO 2012.

• Zlatko Kranjčar was dismissed as Montenegro coach after his side dropped five points in their last two qualifiers. They trail Group G leaders England by six points, but have a game in hand.

• Should Montenegro win, a victory against Switzerland on 11 October would send them to the finals as section winners. England are already certain to finish in the top two.

• Montenegro earned an impressive 0-0 draw at Wembley when the sides first met on 12 October 2010, and came close to winning the game when Milan Jovanović struck the bar late on. That was the sides' first meeting at senior level.

• 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.

Last updated: 26/09/11 20.00CET

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