England vs Poland – World Cup qualifier: Live score and updates

LIVE: England vs Poland – Gareth Southgate makes just one change with Ben Chilwell coming in for Luke Shaw as Three Lions look to maintain perfect starts to World Cup qualifying

  • England welcome Poland to Wembley for their World Cup qualifying match
  • The visitors will be without their record goalscorer Robert Lewandowski
  • Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions strolled to a 2-0 win over Albania last time out
  • READ: Who needs to impress Southgate ahead of Euro 2020 squad pick
  • Latest World Cup news, including fixtures and results

England will be aiming to make it three wins out of three in 2022 World Cup qualifying tonight when they welcome Poland to Wembley.

Gareth Southgate’s men have managed back-to-back wins against San Marino and Albania in the international break, scoring seven goals while keeping two clean sheets in their previous 180 minutes.

With Poland dropping points against Hungary last time out, the Three Lions can take control of Group I with a win over tonight’s opponents who are without talisman Robert Lewandowski.

Follow Sportsmail’s Sam McEvoy for live World Cup qualifier coverage of England vs Poland, including all the build-up to the encounter in north London.  

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It’s HEARTBREAK for England’s Young Lions…

England U21 side have been knocked out of the Euros after conceding a 91st-minute screamer, seeing their opponents Croatia qualify instead.

Before that goal, England were heading through after taking a 2-0 lead, while Portugal comfortably won their game.

However, it wasn’t to be and Aidy Boothroyd’s men have now suffered a heartbreaking early exit.


James Ward-Prowse ruled OUT of tonight’s game as a precaution

James Ward-Prowse will not be involved in England’s World Cup qualifier against Poland on Wednesday night.

The midfielder will be rested as a precaution and has returned to Southampton ahead of their weekend game with Burnley.

Ward-Prowse, who has won six caps for his country, featured in England’s last two games against San Marino and Albania.


Gareth Southgate has made one change for tonight’s encounter. Luke Shaw has made way for Ben Chilwell with the Three Lions sticking with the four-man back line deployed against San Marino and Albania.

Mason Mount has also given the green light to start after missing the beginning of training on the eve of the game.

England starting XI: Pope, Walker, Maguire, Stones, Chilwell, Phillips, Rice, Foden, Mount, Kane, Sterling

Subs: Johnstone, James, Mings, Henderson, Dier, Shaw, Lingard, Coady, Calvert-Lewin, Watkins, Trippier, Bellingham

Poland starting XI: Szczesny, Bednarek, Glik, Helik, Bereszynski, Krychowiak, Moder, Rybus, Swiderski, Piatek, Zielinski

Subs: Szymanski, Dawidowicz, Placheta, Kowalczyk, Fabianski, Kozlowski, Jozwiak, Milik, Augustyniak, Grosicki, Reca, Niemczycki

Referee: Bjorn Kuipers (Holland)

And welcome to Sportsmail’s coverage of 2022 World Cup qualifiers.

Tonight’s featured game takes place in north London as England welcome Poland to Wembley Stadium.

Gareth Southgate and his Three Lions will be aiming to make it three wins out of three in their opening set of qualifiers, leaving them in control of Group I even at this early stage.

England also received a boost that Robert Lewandowski would take no part in the game after he picked up an injury.

All the live coverage and build-up to tonight’s game to follow shortly.

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