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worldcup: England - Albania Match press kits

European qualifiers - 2021/22 SeasonMatch press kits

EnglandEnglandWembley Stadium - LondonFriday 12 November 2021
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Group I - Matchday 9
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
28/03/2021QR (GS)Albania - England0-2
TiranaKane 38, Mount 63
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
05/09/2001QR (GS)England - Albania2-0
NewcastleOwen 43, Fowler 88
28/03/2001QR (GS)Albania - England1-3
TiranaSkela 90; Scholes 65, Owen 73, Cole 90
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
26/04/1989QR (GS)England - Albania5-0
LondonLineker 5, Beardsley 12, 64, Waddle 72, Gascoigne 88
08/03/1989QR (GS)Albania - England0-2
TiranaBarnes 16, Robson 63
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
HomeAway  
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
Total
England22003300----5500141
Albania30032002----5005114

Last updated 12/11/2021 14:36CET

Squad list Only this chapter

England - Squad list
Current seasonOverall
Qual.FTTeam
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Sam Johnstone25/03/199328West Brom - 20003-
-Jordan Pickford07/03/199427Everton - 300041-
-Aaron Ramsdale14/05/199823Arsenal - 0000--
Defenders
-Kyle Walker28/05/199031Man. City*500064-
-Conor Coady25/02/199328Wolves*300071
-John Stones28/05/199427Man. City*7100533
-Harry Maguire05/03/199328Man. United*4200395
-Trent Alexander-Arnold07/10/199823Liverpool - 1000141
-Ben Chilwell21/12/199624Chelsea - 3100151
-Reece James08/12/199921Chelsea - 30008-
-Tyrone Mings13/03/199328Aston Villa - 300015-
Midfielders
-Jordan Henderson17/06/199031Liverpool - 3000671
-Jack Grealish10/09/199526Man. City - 5100171
-Emile Smith Rowe28/07/200021Arsenal - 0000--
-Phil Foden28/05/200021Man. City - 5000112
-Bukayo Saka05/09/200120Arsenal - 4200133
-Jude Bellingham29/06/200318Dortmund - 20008-
-Kalvin Phillips02/12/199525Leeds*500017-
Forwards
-Harry Kane28/07/199328Tottenham*65006541
-Raheem Sterling08/12/199426Man. City*62007118
-Tammy Abraham02/10/199724Roma - 210082
Coach
-Gareth Southgate03/09/197051 - 800066-
Albania - Squad list
Current seasonOverall
Qual.FTTeam
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
1Etrit Berisha10/03/198932Torino - 600069-
12Gentian Selmani09/03/199823Boluspor - 00002-
23Thomas Strakosha19/03/199526Lazio - 200016-
Defenders
2Erjon Hoxhallari15/10/199526Tirana - 10002-
4Elseid Hysaj02/02/199427LazioS7100622
5Frédéric Veseli20/11/199228Salernitana*400037-
6Kastriot Dermaku15/01/199229Lecce - 0000111
13Enea Mihaj05/07/199823PAOK - 10006-
15Marash Kumbulla08/02/200021Roma - 600011-
18Ardian Ismajli30/09/199625Empoli*6000231
22Albi Doka26/06/199724HNK Gorica - 20007-
Midfielders
3Ermir Lenjani05/08/198932Grasshoppers - 4100394
7Keidi Bare28/08/199724Espanyol - 7000192
8Klaus Gjasula14/12/198931Darmstadt*500014-
10Nedim Bajrami28/02/199922Empoli - 40004-
11Myrto Uzuni31/05/199526Ferencváros - 8200203
14Qazim Laci19/01/199625Ajaccio - 5100121
17Ylber Ramadani12/04/199625MTK*4000131
20Lorenc Trashi19/05/199229Qadsia*5000141
21Odise Roshi22/05/199130Boluspor*6000645
Forwards
9Endri Çekiçi23/11/199624Konyaspor - 30006-
16Sokol Çikalleshi27/07/199031Konyaspor*51004312
19Bekim Balaj11/01/199130Nizhny Novgorod - 2000458
Coach
-Edoardo Reja10/10/194576 - 800025-

Last updated 13/11/2021 13:40CET

Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeRuddy Buquet (FRA)
  • Assistant refereesMarco Achmüller (GER) , Jan Seidel (GER)
  • Video Assistant RefereeBastian Dankert (GER)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeMike Pickel (GER)
  • Fourth officialSven Jablonski (GER)
  • UEFA DelegateFelix Grigore (ROU)
  • UEFA Referee observerNicola Rizzoli (ITA)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA matches
Ruddy Buquet29/01/1977572

Ruddy Buquet

Referee since: 2001
First division: 2008
FIFA badge: 2011

Tournaments: 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup

Finals
N/A

FIFA Wold Cup matches involving teams from the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
26/03/2017WCQREnglandLithuania2-0London

Other matches involving teams from either of the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
28/11/2013UELGSWigan Athletic FCSV Zulte Waregem1-2Wigan
07/09/2014EUROQRPortugalAlbania0-1Aveiro
22/11/2016UCLGSLeicester City FCClub Brugge2-1Leicester
26/03/2017WCQREnglandLithuania2-0London
12/09/2017UCLGSManchester United FCFC Basel 18933-0Manchester
28/11/2019UELGSArsenal FCEintracht Frankfurt1-2London
01/10/2020UELPOTottenham HotspurMaccabi Haifa FC7-2London
26/08/2021UECLPOTottenham Hotspur758173-0London
16/09/2021UELGSGNK Dinamo ZagrebWest Ham United FC0-2Zagreb

Last updated 12/11/2021 14:35CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

England

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Group I - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    England862024320
    Poland852125817
    Albania850311715
    Hungary8323131211
    Andorra82067196
    San Marino80081320
    Matchday 1 (25/03/2021)
    England 5-0 San Marino
    1-0 Ward-Prowse 14, 2-0 Calvert-Lewin 21, 3-0 Sterling 31, 4-0 Calvert-Lewin 53, 5-0 Watkins 83
    Pope, James (46 Trippier), Chilwell, Ward-Prowse, Stones (46 Mings), Coady, Lingard, Phillips, Calvert-Lewin (63 Watkins), Sterling (46 Foden), Mount (46 Bellingham)
  • Matchday 2 (28/03/2021)
    Albania 0-2 England
    0-1 Kane 38, 0-2 Mount 63
    Pope, Walker, Shaw, Rice, Stones, Maguire, Foden (81 Lingard), Phillips (71 Ward-Prowse), Kane, Sterling, Mount
  • Matchday 3 (31/03/2021)
    England 2-1 Poland
    1-0 Kane 19 (P) , 1-1 Moder 58, 2-1 Maguire 85
    Pope, Walker, Chilwell, Rice, Stones, Maguire, Foden (86 James), Phillips, Kane (89 Calvert-Lewin), Sterling (90 Lingard), Mount
  • Matchday 4 (02/09/2021)
    Hungary 0-4 England
    0-1 Sterling 55, 0-2 Kane 63, 0-3 Maguire 69, 0-4 Rice 87
    Pickford, Walker, Shaw, Rice (88 Henderson), Stones, Maguire, Grealish (88 Saka), Phillips, Kane, Sterling, Mount (84 Lingard)
  • Matchday 5 (05/09/2021)
    England 4-0 Andorra
    1-0 Lingard 18, 2-0 Kane 72 (P) , 3-0 Lingard 78, 4-0 Saka 84
    Johnstone, James (62 Grealish), Trippier, Alexander-Arnold, Coady, Mings, Bellingham (62 Mount), Henderson, Bamford (62 Kane), Lingard, Saka
  • Matchday 6 (08/09/2021)
    Poland 1-1 England
    0-1 Kane 72, 1-1 Szymański 90+2
    Pickford, Walker, Shaw, Rice, Stones, Maguire, Grealish, Phillips, Kane, Sterling, Mount
  • Matchday 7 (09/10/2021)
    Andorra 0-5 England
    0-1 Chilwell 17, 0-2 Saka 40, 0-3 Abraham 59, 0-4 Ward-Prowse 79, 0-5 Grealish 86
    Johnstone, Trippier, Chilwell, Ward-Prowse, Stones (60 Tomori), Coady, Saka, Foden, Abraham (79 Watkins), Lingard (73 Mount), Sancho (73 Grealish)
  • Matchday 8 (12/10/2021)
    England 1-1 Hungary
    0-1 Sallai 24 (P) , 1-1 Stones 37
    Pickford, Walker, Shaw, Rice, Stones, Mings, Grealish (62 Saka), Foden, Kane (76 Abraham), Sterling (76 Henderson), Mount
  • Matchday 9 (12/11/2021)
    England-Albania
  • Matchday 10 (15/11/2021)
    San Marino-England

Albania

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Matchday 1 (25/03/2021)
    Andorra 0-1 Albania
    0-1 Lenjani 41
    Berisha, Lenjani (81 Roshi), Hysaj, Djimsiti, Bare, Gjasula, Memushaj (62 Laci), Manaj (62 Uzuni), Kumbulla, Çikalleshi (81 Broja), Ismajli
  • Matchday 2 (28/03/2021)
    Albania 0-2 England
    0-1 Kane 38, 0-2 Mount 63
    Berisha, Memolla (59 Gjasula), Hysaj, Veseli, Djimsiti, Bare (71 Memushaj), Uzuni, Laci (89 Ramadani), Çikalleshi (59 Manaj), Broja (59 Lenjani), Ismajli
  • Matchday 3 (31/03/2021)
    San Marino 0-2 Albania
    0-1 Manaj 63, 0-2 Uzuni 85
    Strakosha, Lenjani (87 Mitaj), Hysaj, Veseli, Djimsiti, Bare, Manaj (87 Çikalleshi), Arlind Ajeti, Laci (46 Uzuni), Broja (46 Roshi), Ramadani
  • Matchday 4 (02/09/2021)
    Poland 4-1 Albania
    1-0 Lewandowski 12, 1-1 Çikalleshi 25, 2-1 Buksa 44, 3-1 Krychowiak 54, 4-1 Linetty 89
    Berisha, Hysaj, Djimsiti, Bare, Gjasula, Manaj (67 Balaj), Kumbulla, Çikalleshi (83 Uzuni), Ismajli, Trashi (67 Roshi), Abrashi (74 Çekiçi)
  • Matchday 5 (05/09/2021)
    Albania 1-0 Hungary
    1-0 Broja 87
    Berisha, Doka (78 Hoxhallari), Djimsiti, Gjasula, Bajrami (63 Laci), Uzuni, Kumbulla, Ismajli, Balaj (78 Broja), Trashi (46 Roshi), Abrashi (69 Çekiçi)
  • Matchday 6 (08/09/2021)
    Albania 5-0 San Marino
    1-0 Manaj 32, 2-0 Laci 58, 3-0 Broja 61, 4-0 Hysaj 68, 5-0 Uzuni 80
    Strakosha, Hysaj (81 Doka), Djimsiti, Bare, Bajrami (46 Broja), Manaj, Uzuni (81 Çokaj), Mihaj, Laci (71 Ramadani), Kumbulla, Trashi (46 Roshi)
  • Matchday 7 (09/10/2021)
    Hungary 0-1 Albania
    0-1 Broja 80
    Berisha, Hysaj, Djimsiti (30 Veseli), Bare, Gjasula, Çekiçi (46 Bajrami), Uzuni (66 Broja), Kumbulla, Çikalleshi (66 Manaj), Ismajli, Trashi (85 Iván Balliu)
  • Matchday 8 (12/10/2021)
    Albania 0-1 Poland
    0-1 Świderski 77
    Berisha, Hysaj, Veseli, Bare (77 Çokaj), Manaj, Uzuni (58 Broja), Kumbulla, Ismajli, Ramadani, Trashi (65 Lenjani), Roshi (77 Bajrami)
  • Matchday 9 (12/11/2021)
    England-Albania
  • Matchday 10 (15/11/2021)
    Albania-Andorra

Last updated 13/11/2021 16:47CET

Legend

Competitions

Club competitions
  • UCL: UEFA Champions League
  • ECCC: European Champion Clubs' Cup
  • UEL: UEFA Europa League
  • UCUP: UEFA Cup
  • UCWC: UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
  • SCUP: UEFA Super Cup
  • UIC: UEFA Intertoto Cup
  • ICF: Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
National team competitions
  • EURO: UEFA European Football Championship
  • WC: FIFA World Cup
  • CONFCUP: FIFA Confederations Cup
  • FRIE: Friendly internationals
  • U21FRIE: Under-21 friendly internationals
  • U21: UEFA European Under-21 Championship
  • U17: UEFA Under-17 Championship
  • U16: UEFA European Under-16 Championship
  • U19: UEFA Under-19 Championship
  • U18: UEFA European Under-18 Championship
  • WWC: FIFA Women's World Cup
  • WEURO: UEFA European Women's Championship

Other abbreviations

  • (aet): After extra time
  • pens: Penalties
  • No.: Number
  • og: Own goal
  • ag: Match decided on away goals
  • P: Penalty
  • agg: Aggregate
  • Pld: Matches played
  • AP: Appearances
  • Pos.: Position
  • Comp.: Competition
  • Pts: Points
  • D: Drawn
  • R: Sent off (straight red card)
  • DoB: Date of birth
  • Res.: Result
  • ET: Extra Time
  • sg: Match decided by silver goal
  • GA: Goals against
  • t: Match decided by toss of a coin
  • GF: Goals for
  • W: Won
  • gg: Match decided by golden goal
  • Y: Booked
  • L: Lost
  • Y/R: Sent off (two yellow cards)
  • Nat.: Nationality
  • N/A: Not applicable

Statistics

  • -: Denotes player substituted
  • +: Denotes player introduced
  • *: Denotes player sent off
  • +/-: Denotes player introduced and substituted

Squad list

  • D: Disciplinary
  • *: Misses next match if booked
  • S: Suspended
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