Heavyweights England will aim to consolidate their entry to next year’s FIFA World Cup when they host Hungary in Group I of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers at the Wembley Stadium in the early hours of Wednesday.
Sitting comfortably at the top of the group with 19 points in seven matches, England have been in good form in the qualifiers and remain unbeaten.
Hungary, on the other hand, have 10 points in seven games and are fourth, behind Albania and Poland.
While Hungary went down to Albania 1-0 in the last match, a young English squad made short work of Andorra in their 5-0 victory. Ben Chilwell, Bukayo Saka, Jack Grealish, James Ward-Prowse and Tammy Abraham found the back of the net for England.
However, Gareth Southgate is expected to field a strong, well-rested squad against Hungary. Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling, Jordan Henderson, Mason Mount and Kyle Walker are all predicted to return to the starting 11.
Considering the form and depth of both teams, the Three Lions are expected to register another victory at their home stadium.
Out of the 13 nations that qualify from Europe, the top teams of the 10 groups earn a direct spot in Qatar while the 10 group runners-up will compete in a playoffs tournament for the three remaining places.
Where to watch 2022 FIFA World Cup European qualifiers matchday 8 live in India?
Select matches of the European qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup will be telecast live on the Sony TEN 1, Sony TEN 2, Sony SIX and their respective HD TV channels in India.
Live streaming of the 2022 FIFA World Cup’s European qualifiers matchday 8 will be available on Sony LIV and JioTV.
2022 FIFA World Cup European qualifiers matchday 8 schedule, fixtures and live match start times for India
All times are in India Standard Time (IST)
October 11, Monday
Cyprus vs Malta - 9:30 PM IST
October 12, Tuesday
North Macedonia vs Germany - 12:15 AM IST
Netherlands vs Gibraltar - 12:15 AM IST
Romania vs Armenia - 12:15 AM IST
Slovenia vs Russia - 12:15 AM IST
Croatia vs Slovakia - 12:15 AM IST
Iceland vs Liechtenstein - 12:15 AM IST
Estonia vs Wales - 12:15 AM IST
Latvia vs Turkey - 12:15 AM IST
Belarus vs Czech Republic - 12:15 AM IST
Norway vs Montenegro - 12:15 AM IST
Kazakhstan vs Finland - 7:30 PM IST
October 13, Wednesday
Ukraine vs Bosnia and Herzegovina - 12:15 AM IST
Kosovo vs Georgia - 12:15 AM IST
Lithuania vs Switzerland - 12:15 AM IST
Sweden vs Greece - 12:15 AM IST
Serbia vs Azerbaijan - 12:15 AM IST
Faroe Islands vs Scotland - 12:15 AM IST
Israel vs Moldova - 12:15 AM IST
Albania vs Poland - 12:15 AM IST
England vs Hungary - 12:15 AM IST
Denmark vs Austria - 12:15 AM IST
Bulgaria vs Northern Ireland - 12:15 AM IST
San Marino vs Andorra - 12:15 AM IST
Portugal vs Luxembourg - 12:15 AM IST