Find out more about the England team's movements and schedule during March's camp

Friday 19 Mar 2021
Eric Dier and the England squad will be on their travels again this month

The England team returns to action this month, as the road to the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar begins with three European Qualifiers.

Gareth Southgate named his 26-man squad on Thursday ahead of his side’s matches against San Marino, Albania and Poland, as the Three Lions get set to kick-off a huge year.

The squad – including first-time call-ups for Ollie Watkins and Sam Johnstone – will report to St. George’s Park on Monday to begin preparations for their first game of 2021 with three days of training before heading south ahead of the first game.

On Wednesday evening, Southgate will be joined by one player for the pre-match press conference, which will be streamed live on England’s Facebook page. The following night, the Three Lions will play their first game of the year as they welcome San Marino to Wembley Stadium (kick-off 7.45pm GMT, live on ITV 1).

The Three Lions’ second game sees them take on Albania away from home, with the squad set to fly out to Tirana on Saturday 27 March.

The pre-match press conference will be held on Saturday afternoon in England before the team head off to Albania, with Southgate once again joined by a player to speak to the media. The match itself takes place the following day, with a kick-off time of 5pm BST and will be shown live on ITV.

Southgate’s squad will return to their southern base at Pennyhill Park in Surrey after the game, with preparations getting underway for the final game of the camp from the following morning.

The Three Lions then welcome Poland to Wembley Stadium in their final fixture of the month – the first meeting between the two sides since a 2-0 win at the same venue back in 2013, which secured England’s place at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

The game takes place on Wednesday 31 March, with a kick-off time of 7.45pm BST, and will once again be shown live on ITV1.

Fixtures

England v San Marino – Thursday 25 March – 7.45pm GMT (Live on ITV1)
Albania v England – Sunday 28 March – 5pm BST (Live on ITV1)
England v Poland – Wednesday 31 March – 7.45pm BST (Live on ITV1)

Press conferences

England v San Marino – Wednesday 24 March – 6.30pm GMT (Live on Facebook)
Albania v England – Saturday 27 March – 12pm BST (Live on Facebook)
England v Albania – Tuesday 30 March – 6pm BST (Live on Facebook)

By Tom Biggs