England will visit Andorra at the Estadi Nacional in Andorra la Vella in the European World Cup Qualifiers 2022 on Saturday, October 9, 2021, at 2:45 PM (ET). Several key players of the English squad will miss this game, and defender Harry Maguire is one of them. Here you will find out why the 28-year-old star is out of this clash.
This will be their sixth overall meeting. No surprises here as Andorra are yet to grab a triumph in head-to-head clashes, with England having celebrated a victory on all five of their preceding occasions so far, and no games have ended in a draw.
Their last match was played on September 5, 2021, when The Three Lions cruised past The Tricolours with a final result of 4-0 in Matchday 4 of Group I. It promises to be an even more exciting clash as these two countries clash for the second time this year, again at the World Cup Qualifiers 2022.
Why isn't Harry Maguire playing for England in UEFA World Cup Qualifying?
After suffering a calf issue, Harry Maguire was subsititued in the 1-0 loss to Aston Villa a little over a week ago, and he has since missed games against Villarreal and Everton. Coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer acknowledged after United's 1-1 draw with Everton that he didn't know how long the player would be away.
Thus, Maguire was ruled out of England's next internationals against Andorra and Hungary, giving him time to prepare for next weekend's Premier League match against Leicester. It is possible that the 28-year-old defender returns to training in mid or late October.
With Harry Maguire out with a calf injury, Fikayo Tomori returns to the England team as one of four center backs, where he may win his second senior appearance after earning his debut against Kosovo in the UEFA World Cup Qualifiers in November 2019.