ENGLAND will kick off their first game since Sam Allardyce was sacked in disgrace following his corruption scandal when they take on Malta.

ENGLAND will take on Malta at 5pm uk time (9:30 PM IST) on Saturday October 8, with the match at Wembley broadcast live on ITV.

Match information…

Kick-off: Saturday 8 October, Wembley, 5.00pm

TV: ITV 1 – build-up starts at 4.30pm


England (4-2-3-1): Hart, Walker, Stones, Cahill, Rose, Rooney, Dier, Walcott, Alli, Rashford, Vardy.

Malta (4-5-1): Hogg, A Muscat, Agius, Borg, Zerafa, Scicluna, Fenech, Sciberras, Mifsud, Schembri, Effiong.

Head to Head

  • Total Matches : 1

  • England Won : 1

  • Malta Won : 0

Match facts

  • England have only played Malta once before at Wembley, a 5-0 win back in 1971.

  • The Three Lions have played the Maltese men on two other occasions, winning both; 1-0 also in 1971 and then 2-1 in a 2000 friendly.

  • Malta lost their opening qualifier 5-1 at the hands of Scotland

  • England ran out 1-0 winners in Slovakia.