Talking points ahead of England’s clash with North Macedonia
Ollie Watkins could lead the line.
Already-qualified England complete their Euro 2024 qualification campaign away to North Macedonia on Monday evening.
Ahead of the Group C finale in Skopje, the PA news agency has looked at five of the main talking points.
England attempt to end year unbeaten
Gareth Southgate’s men have ultimately cruised to qualification from a potentially tricky pool, going unbeaten across 2023 in the process. England have not looked back since rebounding from their World Cup quarter-final defeat to France by winning at reigning European champions Italy, going on to qualify with two games to spare. They all but sealed a place in the top pot for next month’s Euro 2024 draw by beating Malta 2-0 on Friday, taking this year’s record to eight wins in nine matches in all competitions. Southgate says he wants to end the year on a high and wants to build momentum by going undefeated all the way through to Euro 2024.