England have begun to rebuild after their disappointing showing at the 2012 European Championships.

Roy Hodgson's men are now entirely focused on their 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign, where they make up Group H alongside Moldova, Ukraine, San Marino, Poland and Montenegro.

Here is a look at England's past performances against each of these teams.


The Three Lions begin their 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign with an away fixture against Moldova on September 7th, before playing host on September 6th 2013.

Fans will have plenty of confidence that England will be able to get their journey to Brazil in two years time off to a flier with the first fixture.

This is because the only time that the two teams have previously met in Moldova, the Three Lions ran out winners with a dominating 3-0 victory.

Just a year later, England were once again on top when welcoming Moldova to the old Wembley Stadium. Paul Scholes and Paul Gascoigne both got on the scoresheet, while a brilliant brace by Ian Wright sent England supporters into a state of euphoria.


England fans do not need to think too far back to their last encounter with Ukraine – the Three Lions beat the side 1-0 to ensure their passage through to the knockout stages of Euro 2012.

It was the latest success that England have achieved against Ukraine, with three further wins coming since the turn of the century on home turf, instilling plenty of hope when Oleg Blokhin's men travel to Wembley Stadium on September 11th.

However, the Three Lions have not been as successful when travelling to Ukraine and are sure to be feeling nervous about the return encounter on September 10th 2013. Before sending the team packing from their own competition at the 2012 European Championships, England were on the wrong end of a shock 1-0 defeat – a fixture which only occurred in October 2009.

San Marino

Talk about minnows in football and the name San Marino will surely be included in the conversation somewhere. The team are perennially close to the bottom of the world rankings and have still yet to record a victory in competitive international action.

England have met the country in football only twice, with both meetings finishing with dominating wins for the Three Lions. A 6-0 thrashing at home to San Marino in February 1993 was joined by a 7-1 beating when on their travels later that same year.

Hodgson will have the chance to pump up his goal difference in Group H when the two clubs clash on October 12th at Wembley Stadium, and then again in San Marino's backyard on March 22nd 2013.


Poland offers England the chance to play against a team that they have plenty of experience of competing against.

Since January 1966, the two countries have clashed on the football field on 17 separate occasions.

Even more encouraging for the Three Lions faithful is that England have only lost once during that time – and that was a 2-0 defeat away to Poland way back in 1973.

Their last two meetings against Poland came with a pair of 2-1 wins in September 2004 – with Jermain Defoe among those bagging a goal – and October 2005 – where Frank Lampard this time got his name on the scoresheet.

The first game in Warsaw between the two sides ended in a 1-1 draw. Both sides will be looking to make amends on this result at Wembley Stadium on October 15th 2013 in the final Group H game.


England first came up against Montenegro just a few years ago in a Euro 2012 qualifying match which will haunt Three Lions fans heading into their 2014 World Cup qualifiers against one of Europe's most promising up-and-coming teams.

Supporters packed inside Wembley Stadium were left stunned when England, at that point under the guidance of Fabio Capello, failed to find their way past Montenegro and ended up drawing the match 0-0.

Further shocks were in store when Capello and company travelled to Montenegro and were once again held by the underdogs, this time 2-2.

This fixture was made all the more surprising by the fact the England had been leading the game 2-1 at half-time, before a moment of madness saw Wayne Rooney sent off, gifting Montenegro an opportunity to get back into the game.

Fans can see if England can finally shake off their nightmare run against Montenegro when the two sides meet on March 26th 2013 in an away fixture for the Three Lions, before the penultimate game of Group H at Wembley Stadium on October 11th 2013.

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