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England v Lithuania background

England go into their first UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying game of 2015 enjoying fearsome form in Group E, with past results suggesting a hard time awaits Lithuania.

England can feel confident about their prospects at Wembley as they take on Lithuania for the first time, with past encounters between the nations' teams proving to be somewhat one-sided.

Previous meetings
• The two countries are locking horns for the first time at senior international level.

• England and Lithuania have met seven times in UEFA age-group competitions, with England recording five wins and two draws. Most recently, they beat Lithuania 5-0 at home and 1-0 away in 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying.

Form guide
• England are one of only four teams still boasting a 100% record in UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying, along with Slovakia, Israel and the Czech Republic.

• England are unbeaten in 23 EURO and FIFA World Cup qualifying games (W16 D7) stretching back to a 1-0 loss to Ukraine in Dnipropetrovsk on 10 October 2009. Their last competitive home defeat was a 3-2 reverse at the hands of Croatia on 21 November 2007.

• Lithuania have won only twice in their last ten competitive away fixtures, with those victories coming against San Marino and Liechtenstein.

Trivia and links
• English and Lithuanian sides have crossed paths eight times in UEFA club competition. Not only have the English teams won every match, they have also scored 24 goals – an average of three per game – and conceded just three.

• Lithuania midfielder Mindaugas Kalonas is in line to make his 50th international appearance.