San Marino’s latest Euro 2016 qualifier sees them facing an Estonia side who they only played once before; a mere 1-0 defeat in a 2002 home friendly in Serravalle.
Estonia currently sit 88th in FIFA’s world rankings (38th in Europe), while our heroes are of course still stuck at the bottom, or as FIFA prefer to call it, =208th.
Estonia began their campaign with an impressive late win over Slovenia in Tallinn, but since then have fallen to two defeats. Baltic rivals Lithuania secured a late 1-0 win over their neighbours in October, while Wayne Rooney’s goal did the same for England in Tallinn a few days later.
So Estonia’s three matches so far in Group E have all ended 1-0, as did the only previous encounter between San Marino and Estonia. To add to that, Estonia beat Norway 1-0 in an friendly in Oslo on Wednesday evening. Surely another 1-0 score line is on the cards…
Other Group E fixtures, Saturday 15th November:
England v. Slovenia
Switzerland v. Lithuania
Group E Table:
|England||Pl. 3||Pts. 9|