November 20th 2023.
England will bring the curtain down on their Euro 2024 qualifying campaign this evening as they travel to Skopje to take on North Macedonia. The Three Lions have already secured their passage through to next summer in Germany, but they will be looking to build momentum with only one further international break before the tournament.
Gareth Southgate’s side are coming off a stuttering display against Malta, where they labored to a 2-0 home win against the world number 171 side. The manager will be looking for a much-improved performance against North Macedonia, who are searching for their first win ever against England. A win, however, won't do anything for their Euro 2024 hopes, as they sit in fourth place and six points behind third.
The home side come into this encounter after a spirited display against Italy last week, where they briefly threatened a huge comeback and managed to hold the Azzuri to a 1-1 draw in Skopje earlier in qualification. The game will be played at the Tose Proeski National Arena in Skopje, and it will kick off at 7.45pm GMT.
England will be without a few key players for this match. Injuries before the start of the international break led to the withdrawals of Jude Bellingham, James Maddison, Levi Colwill, Callum Wilson and Lewis Dunk. Kieran Tripper also left the squad due to a personal matter, while Jarrod Bowen had to stay in England due to an injury sustained in training. Marcus Rashford is another who may not be risked due to a collision with Trent Alexander-Arnold in the game against Malta.
For North Macedonia, Jani Atanasov could potentially be brought in to start, as he scored a brace off the bench against Italy.
The match will be shown live on Channel 4, with coverage getting underway from 7pm. A live stream will also be available on All 4 via the website and app, and BBC Radio 5 Live and talkSPORT will have live radio commentary, with coverage on the two stations starting at 7pm.
Betfair has the odds for the match as North Macedonia at 12/1, draw at 9/2, and England at 1/6.
England will be looking to build momentum before the Euro 2024 tournament with a victory against North Macedonia, and Southgate will be looking for a much-improved performance. With a few key players missing, however, it won't be an easy task. The home side will be looking to cause an upset and will be motivated by their spirited display against Italy last week. It will be an exciting match with the odds favoring England, and you can watch the game live on Channel 4.
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