England face Estonia for fourth time in final home qualifier

Wednesday 30 Sep 2015
Action from England's last meeting with Estonia in Tallinn last year

England will be playing Estonia for the fourth time on Friday 9 October in their final Euro 2016 home qualifier.

Tickets for the game at Wembley Stadium are still available [click here to buy online], and Roy Hodgson's team will be looking to follow on from their previous successes against the Estonians.

Victory would also maintain the Three Lions' 100 per cent record on the road to France. But what else do we know about this fixture that was first played eight years ago?  

England v Estonia

UEFA Euro 2016 Qualifier
7.45pm, Friday 9 October 2015
Wembley Stadium

Here we look at some key facts around England v Estonia encounters...

England have won all three of the matches with Estonia so far, scoring seven goals and conceding none.

Estonia have never qualified for the Finals of a World Cup or a European Championship.

Martin Reim (157) and Andres Oper (38) hold the Estonian records respectively for caps and goals.

England first met Estonia in a Euro Qualifier in Tallinn in June 2007. Joe Cole, Peter Crouch and Michael Owen scored in a 3-0 England win. (Such was the attraction of an England visit that Estonia fans snapped up their allocation of tickets 18 months before the match.)

The return was played in October 2007 and England again won 3-0, this time with goals from Shaun Wright-Phillips, Wayne Rooney and an OG. 

The game in October 2007 is Estonia’s only previous visit to Wembley and had a massive Saturday afternoon crowd of 86,655.

Joleon Lescott made his England debut in the October 2007 meeting, replacing Rio Ferdinand in the back-four at half-time.

Watch the highlights of England's last meeting with Estonia

The third and most recent England v Estonia match was a Euro Qualifier in Tallinn in October 2014. England won 1-0, Wayne Rooney notching his 43rd England goal in 99 appearances with a perfectly placed free-kick.

England have already won Group E, while Estonia are in fourth place.

Having conceded just six goals in their eight qualifiers so far, Martin Pehrsson's side have the second best defensive record in Group E, behind England (three).

Estonia currently lie in 80th place in the FIFA World Rankings. England are tenth.

Slovenia are the only team to have scored against England at Wembley in the last 22 months. However, their goal in the 3-1 defeat came from the head of Three Lions midfielder Jordan Henderson.

England have not lost a tournament qualifier for six years since a 1-0 defeat away to Ukraine in their 2010 World Cup campaign. Their last competitive defeat at home was against Croatia in November 2007.

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By FA Staff