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Summary

  1. England book place at Euro 2016
  2. Rooney equals England scoring record
  3. England captain substituted after 58 mins
  4. Kane scores first of season with clever chip
  5. Walcott scores twice after coming off bench

Live Reporting

By Neil Johnston

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye

    San Marino 0-6 England

    England are there. 

    Wales and Northern Ireland are very close.

    It doesn't start for another nine months but I'm already getting excited about Euro 2016.

    Thanks for your company. Until next time...

  2. Goals, goals, goals

    Fancy looking at some England's finest goalscorers in action?

    The likes of Tom Finney, Michael Owen, Jimmy Greaves and Alan Shearer are all included in a video on the BBC Sport website.

    Just click to watch.

  3. 'Well done Wayne'

    San Marino 0-6 England

  4. England's greatest goalscorers

    San Marino 0-6 England

    England top goalscorers
  5. Get Involved

    #bbcfootball

    Julian Richards:  Very impressed by Shelvey, hopefully he will get another chance v Switzerland.

    Paul Jolly:  England looked better without Rooney on the pitch. Still, we'll be out in the group stages at the Euros whoever we draw.

  6. Vote result

    Who is England's greatest goalscorer?

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  7. Elsewhere in Europe

    Fifteen minutes to kick-off in today's late Euro 2016 qualifiers. Manchester United keeper David De Gea is on the substitutes bench for Spain against Slovakia.

    In the early starts there were victories for Luxembourg, Ukraine, Estonia and Russia. 

  8. Le Rendez Vous

    San Marino 0-6 England

  9. 'Great to score'

    San Marino 0-6 England

    Harry Kane

    England striker Harry Kane speaking to ITV Sport: "It's great to get on the scoresheet. A lot has been said about me not scoring this season but I came off the bench and, thankfully, scored. 

    "It is a great achievement by Wayne Rooney to equal the goalscoring record and we are all buzzing for him but the whole team did well and we don't want to stop here as we want to keep moving on."

  10. Get Involved

    San Marino 0-6 England

  11. 'I'd swap goals for a medal'

    San Marino 0-6 England

    England captain Wayne Rooney, speaking on ITV: "It would have been great if the record had happened tonight. Obviously the tradition of Wembley and to break the record at Wembley would be great. 

    "Sir Bobby is in the dressing room at Manchester United after all the games and he has a presence about him. He has given me advice.

    "I would swap all these goals for a winner's medal next summer."

  12. 'More than satisfied'

    San Marino 0-6 England

    England manager Roy Hodgson speaking to ITV Sport: " I am more than satisfied and we won it with a good margin. 

    On Wayne Rooney substitution: "To be honest, we wanted to protect one or two players and it was in our thoughts we would try to keep Wayne on for 45 to a maximum of 60 minutes. 

    "One or two who weren't in contention to play on Tuesday night have pushed their claims and Jonjo Shelvey deserves a mention. In Michael Carrick and Jonjo we have two very good passers in that midfield position and when Jack Wilshere gets back we will have even more competition."

  13. 'Proud to equal record'

    San Marino 0-6 England

    England forward Wayne Rooney, speaking on ITV: "It's a proud moment to equal Sir Bobby Charlton's record. My aim is to push on and try and help the team win on Tuesday and break the record."

  14. 'Surprised by Rooney decision'

    San Marino 0-6 England

    Jermaine Jenas

    Former England midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live

    Quote Message: I was surprised Wayne Rooney was taken off given that the goalscoring record was there for him. I don't know if the decision to take him off was vindicated by Harry Kane's goal. I would have liked to have seen Rooney break that record."
  15. 'Strange to take Rooney off'

    San Marino 0-6 England

    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport chief football writer in San Marino

    Wayne Rooney

    "Strange decision by England manager Roy Hodgson to remove Wayne Rooney on the brink of history with the San Marino defence out on its feet. It may be more fitting to beat the record at Wembley - but not sure Rooney would agree after admitting it will be a relief to get it over and done with."

  16. Post update

    San Marino 0-6 England

  17. 'Keep trio in side'

    San Marino 0-6 England

    Jermaine Jenas

    Former England midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live

    Quote Message: There will be a couple of changes to play Switzerland on Tuesday but I would like to see Jonjo Shelvey, Jamie Vardy and John Stones keep their places. They haven't done anything wrong.
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  19. 'Roy will be delighted'

    San Marino 0-6 England

    Jermaine Jenas

    Former England midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live

    Quote Message: There have been some decent performances from England. Ross Barkley stepped it up in the second half, Nathaniel Clyne bombed up and down the right flank and Jonjo Shelvey has hardly given the ball away. England manager Roy Hodgson will be delighted with his team's discipline, energy and professionalism."
  20. Post update

    San Marino 0-6 England

    Wayne Rooney at full-time

    England are the first country - other than host France - to reach Euro 2016.

    The question now is: Can they finally perform on the tournament stage?

  21. FULL-TIME

    San Marino 0-6 England

    Euro 2016 logo

    Book your flights, boats, trains now...England are at Euro 2016 with three games to spare. 

  22. Post update

    San Marino 0-6 England

    Two additional minutes.

  23. Post update

    San Marino 0-6 England

    England's travelling fans are making themselves heard in the closing stages. It might have been flat in the first half but their team has produced a professional performance. Job done.

  24. Post update

    San Marino 0-6 England

    Plenty of plus points for Roy Hodgson.

    Not only have England qualified for Euro 2016, they have emerged from this game without any injuries. Jonjo Shelvey has done his chances of making the plane to France next summer no harm at all while substitutes Theo Walcott and Harry Kane has grasped their chance.

  25. Post update

    San Marino 0-6 England

    Joe Hart has had little to do but admire the views around this scenic ground but the Manchester City is tested with six minutes of normal time remaining by a shot from Adolfo Hirsch.

  26. CLOSE!

    San Marino 0-6 England

    Theo Walcott should be going home with the match ball. John Stones plays a delightful ball into the path of the substitute but his finish is narrowly wide.

  27. 'Beautiful goal'

    San Marino 0-6 England

    Jermaine Jenas

    Former England midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live

    Harry Kane celebrates
    Quote Message: For anyone who has got any question marks over Harry Kane's confidence in front of goal, that goal shows they needn't worry. It was a beautiful goal and that will be a really nice feeling for him."
  28. Post update

    San Marino 0-6 England

    So that's 11 goals England have scored against the Group E minnows in this qualifying campaign.

    Can they get another?

  29. GOAL - San Marino 0-6 England

    Theo Walcott

    Theo Walcott scores

    A striker's finish.

    England score two in as many minutes and this is tough going for San Marino now. Ross Barkley slips the ball through to Theo Walcott, who slides a finish beyond the San Marino keeper from 10 yards.

    Out of nowhere, Walcott's on a hat-trick!

  30. GOAL - San Marino 0-5 England

    Harry Kane

    Harry Kane

    Harry Kane's season is up and running. And what a beautiful finish.

    Jonjo Shelvey threads the ball through the home defence but Kane still has work to do. The keeper comes off his line but Kane waits for him to go down before lobbing it into the net.

  31. Post update

    San Marino 0-4 England

    His players have struggled at times to deal with a bobbly pitch but Roy Hodgson has just shown a tremendous first touch on the sidelines after the ball fell at his feet. 

    Best touch of the game?

  32. 'Puzzling change'

    San Marino 0-4 England

    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport chief football writer

    Wayne Rooney

    England manager Roy Hodgson obviously believes history can wait for another day as Wayne Rooney is taken off after equalling Sir Bobby Charlton's record of 49 England goals.

    Bit puzzling and quite frankly extremely inconsiderate...for those us primed to write about Rooney reaching the great landmark.

  33. Post update

    San Marino 0-4 England

    This has not been a perfect England performance by any stretch of the imagination.

    After John Stones's mistake earlier, Joe Hart, who has had very little to do, shows a lack of concentration by carelessly spilling the ball at the feet of a San Marino player before diving on top of it.

  34. 'San Marino switch off'

    San Marino 0-4 England

    Jermaine Jenas

    Former England midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live

    Quote Message: When you get tired you start to switch off and that is what is happening to San Marino. Theo is fresh and he has stolen in at the far post and scored. He is a player who is never scared to come inside if he is playing on the right."
  35. GOAL - San Marino 0-4 England

    Theo Walcott

    Theo Walcott scores

    A move made from the substitutes' bench sees England stretch their lead as Theo Walcott, who replaced Arsenal team-mate Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain moments earlier, taps home from close range with his first touch after Fabian Delph's low cross.

  36. Post update

    San Marino 0-3 England

    The amount of possession England have enjoyed has dropped...from 75% to 74%.

    This has not been a test for the back four at all and it's doubtful Roy Hodgson has learned much.

    But it's job done as far as he is concerned.

  37. Post update

    San Marino 0-3 England

    Wayne Rooney's penalty earlier on moved him above Gary Lineker and level with Sir Bobby Charlton on a record-equalling 49 goals for England.

  38. Post update

    San Marino 0-3 England

    Wayne Rooney looked over to England's travelling fans and clapped as he made his way off the pitch.

    His replacement Kane hasn't really got into this yet. 

    The game has gone flat again after England's impressive start to the second half.

  39. 'A strange one'

    San Marino 0-3 England

    Jermaine Jenas

    Former England midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live

    Quote Message: I suppose if there is a stage to be set for you to break that record it would probably be at Wembley in front of your own fans. Some England fans made their way here to witness him breaking the record and I feel for them. It is a strange one but for Harry Kane it is an opportunity to get that goalscoring feeling back in his boots.
  40. SUBSTITUTION

    San Marino 0-3 England

    Wayne Rooney

    So Wayne Rooney's wait to become England's greatest goalscorer continues.

    Having joined Sir Bobby Charlton at the top of the all-time scoring charts, Rooney makes way for Tottenham striker Harry Kane. 

    Roy Hodgson clearly has his eye on Tuesday's match against Switzerland at Wembley but what a stage for Rooney to break the record.

    Fabian Delph is also on for James Milner.

  41. SUBSTITUTION

    San Marino 0-3 England

    Wow. Wayne Rooney is coming off as Harry Kane comes on.

  42. Post update

    San Marino 0-3 England

    A bad mistake by John Stones almost lets in San Marino but the Everton player's blushes are spared as the hosts fail to make the most of the chance.

    England's first change is coming up. Harry Kane is getting ready to come on. Is Wayne Rooney coming off?

  43. Post update

    San Marino 0-3 England

    Jonjo Shelvey has been at the centre of some decent moves. He has certainly given Roy Hogson food for thought but is he good enough to make the squad for Euro 2016?

  44. 'Time to experiment'

    San Marino 0-3 England

    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport chief football writer

    England are at Euro 2016 after this win here in San Marino tonight - so plenty of time for manager Roy Hodgson to do some experimenting in the remaining competitive qualifiers, starting against Switzerland at Wembley on Tuesday.

  45. Post update

    San Marino 0-3 England

    What has Roy Hodgson said to his players at the interval?

    They are playing with much more energy and look far more threatening. 

  46. 'Intent from England'

    San Marino 0-3 England

    Jermaine Jenas

    Former England midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live

    Quote Message: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain went off at half-time kicking the pitch as he was frustrated but he seems to have had a word with himself. He ran with the ball and crossed for Ross Barkley to score. Oxlade-Chamberlain and England showed intent with that goal."
  47. GOAL - San Marino 0-3 England

    Ross Barkley

    Ross Barkley celebrates

    Great start to the new half. 

    England are off to a flyer as Ross Barkley nets his first senior international goal with a close range header from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's cross.

  48. KICK-OFF

    San Marino 0-2 England

    England enjoyed 75% possession in the first 45 minutes. In other words they dominated. How many goals will they end up getting? Can Wayne Rooney break the record? 

    We're back under way.

  49. 'San Marino fans unhappy'

    San Marino 0-2 England

    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport chief football writer

    Leontios Trattou

    Referee Leontios Trattou of Cyprus got a very rough ride from the San Marino fans as he headed towards the dressing rooms at half-time.

    Not sure it was a game changer but the home fans, with justification, feel they need all the help they can get and that was an incident they clearly feel a sense of injustice about.

  50. Get Involved

    San Marino 0-2 England

    Darrell Jones: Very dubious penalty and an own goal. Need that luck in a World Cup tournament not against San Marino.

    Nicholas Walker: England have done nothing and leading by an OG and shock penalty is the only way we would have scored.

    A Holton: I'm not one of the usual England doomsayers, but this is an awful performance. Only Shelvey can leave the pitch head held high.

    Jonjo Shelvey
  51. 'Routine so far'

    San Marino 0-2 England

    Jermaine Jenas

    Former England midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live

    Quote Message: It was pretty routine. San Marino have tried to make it as difficult as they can and the pitch has been tough."
  52. Get Involved

    San Marino 0-2 England

  53. 'Dreadful pitch'

    San Marino 0-2 England

    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport chief football writer

    Roy Hodgson

    England manager Roy Hodgson was complimentary about the work the San Marino authorities had done in preparing a new pitch in recent weeks but it is actually in dreadful condition and making accurate passing and control very difficult.

    It is bare in parts and is cutting up badly in some areas as well. Luckily England are so vastly superior it is making no difference to the flow of the action, even if the game itself is a bitty affair.

  54. 'Brilliant save'

    San Marino 0-2 England

    Jermaine Jenas

    Former England midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live

    More on that save shortly before half-time to deny Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain...

    Quote Message: The San Marino goalkeeper has done really well and that save was brilliant. Oxlade-Chamberlain struck his shot well and Aldo Simoncini did well to get a fingertip to it."
  55. HALF-TIME

    San Marino 0-2 England

    It's been anything but a vintage performance but England are well on their way.

  56. Post update

    San Marino 0-2 England

    The half is ending on a bruising note. Phil Jagielka is clattered but it's going to take something a bit more meaty to stop the Everton man from getting back up.

  57. GREAT SAVE!

    San Marino 0-2 England

    Outstanding save by San Marino keeper Aldo Simoncini to deny Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from close range after catastrophic defending by the hosts.

  58. 'England well on their way'

    San Marino 0-2 England

    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport chief football writer

    Jamie Vardy

    England are now well on the way to the win that will send them to Euro 2016 - what remains is to see if Wayne Rooney can hit that 50-goal landmark and perhaps for the likes of Ross Barkley, Jonjo Shelvey and Jamie Vardy to make their mark, albeit against exceedingly sub-standard opposition.

    San Marino and their fans have accepted their fate so the novelty of a rare glimpse of Premier League stars in the flesh is setting in.

  59. Post update

    San Marino 0-2 England

    Roy Hodgson struggles to see in the sunlight

    Roy Hodgson was sporting sunglasses when he arrived at the ground but they are missing now and the England boss is struggling to see what is going on as he shields his eyes from the early evening sun.

    He's not missing much. It's extremely flat.

  60. England getting into good positions'

    San Marino 0-2 England

    Jermaine Jenas

    Former England midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live

    Quote Message: It is crosses that are causing San Marino problems today. England are getting into some good positions and putting some good balls into the box which is good to see.
  61. Get Involved

    #bbcfootball

    Chris Coates:  Great to see Shelvey playing, only one who's shown any class so far.

    Roger Curlett:  Vardy, Stones & Shelvey have started well but Barkley & The Ox need to do more.

  62. Post update

    San Marino 0-2 England

    Crosses galore are being pumped into the San Marino penalty area but there's no end product. 

    The game is being played at a very slow pace, England are cruising but this isn't exciting.

  63. Analysis

    San Marino 0-2 England

    Jermaine Jenas

    Former England midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live

    Quote Message: I was a bit disappointed to see Jonjo Shelvey in the holding midfield role but what he does give you is a range of passing. He is starting to pick holes in the San Marino defence.
  64. Post update

    San Marino 0-1 England

    Cristian Brolli reacts

    Here's a decent stat.

    Cristian Brolli's own goal means that 'own goals' are now joint level top with Wayne Rooney and Sir Bobb Charlton in the history of the England team with 49.

  65. 'Quality delivery'

    San Marino 0-2 England

    Jermaine Jenas

    Former England midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live

    Quote Message: England are doing the right things. They keep switching the play from the left to the right and vice versa and Luke Shaw has put in some quality delivery.
  66. GOAL - San Marino 0-2 England

    Cristian Brolli own goal

    England score a second as Cristian Brolli heads into his own net

    England double their lead as Luke Shaw pings a quality cross into the San Marino six yard area and Cristian Brolli, attempting to clear it, glances it into his own net.

    Far too easy.

  67. Post update

    San Marino 0-1 England

    Long-range attempt from Jonjo Shelvey smashes into an advertising hoarding. 

  68. Post update

    San Marino 0-1 England

    England are on course to qualify for Euro 2016 but there's nothing here for European heavyweights Germany and Spain to fear.

    It's a scrappy game punctured with niggly fouls. 

  69. 'San Marino fans applaud Rooney'

    San Marino 0-1 England

    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport chief football writer in San Marino

    Those here in search of history would have craved an early Wayne Rooney goal - and it has arrived with that penalty. It's all set up for Rooney to eclipse Sir Bobby Charlton's record of 49 goals - and it was good to see some San Marino supporters recognising the significance of that moment.

  70. Post update

    San Marino 0-1 England

    Wayne Rooney

    Sharp, short passes by England. But move are breaking down in the final third.

    Wayne Rooney is desperate for this record. He is running himself into the ground, chasing every ball.

  71. Get Involved

    #bbcfootball

    Kenny Kong : Well this penalty decision surprised everyone! The response from England says it all, simple bemusement.

    VB:  Rooney might have the statistics but nobody would put him in their England all-time XI. Or even XXII.

    Christophe Talbotski:  That's how @garylineker should have taken his penalty for goal number 49.

  72. CLOSE!

    San Marino 0-1 England

    Wayne Rooney turns his man and he's bearing down on goal. 

    Is this the record-breaking goal? Rooney takes aim and fires...and keeper Aldo Simoncini beats his effort away.

    The ball falls into the path of James Milner but he can't steer it into the net.

  73. Post update

    San Marino 0-1 England

    England fans

    Lots of noise from England's fans but it's anything but fluent from Roy Hodgson's men despite their lead. 

  74. Post update

    San Marino 0-1 England

    Wayne Rooney

    Wayne Rooney celebrated his goal by looking up to the sky before letting out an almighty smile. Almost all his team-mates joined him in his celebration.

    Perfect start for Roy Hodgson's side. San Marino are struggling to get out of their half.

  75. Cool Rooney

    San Marino 0-1 England

    Jermaine Jenas

    Former England midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live

    Quote Message: Once Wayne Rooney got that ball in his hand, he was so cool and just slotted it into the corner. One more to go.
  76. Post update

    San Marino 0-1 England

    Charlton graphic
  77. GOAL - San Marino 0-1 England

    Wayne Rooney

    Wayne Rooney scores a peanlty

    Wayne Rooney joins Sir Bobby Charlton at the summit of England's all-time scoring list after sending San Marino keeper Aido Simoncini the wrong way. 

    Coolly dispatched spot-kick. 

  78. PENALTY TO ENGLAND

    San Marino 0-0 England

    Confusion - but England have a penalty. The referee appears to spot a push in the box as a cross comes in. Up steps Wayne Rooney...

  79. Get Involved

    #bbcfootball

    Nathan Daniels: Why haven't #england scored yet??? #hurryup

    Miles Anderson Smith:  Come on Vardy, Shelvey and Stones - good luck lads. Would like to see chances created and good football!

    Quote Message:
  80. Post update

    San Marino 0-0 England

    Jamie Vardy receives treatment

    Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain hooks the ball into the six-yard area where Wayne Rooney and Jamie Vardy are lining up. Vardy launches himself at it but his head accidentally connects with Cristian Brolli who needs treatment.

  81. Post update

    San Marino 0-0 England

    This already has the feel of a pre-season friendly. The hosts are sitting back but England can't string a decent move together. Ross Barkley has already gifted possession on more than one occasion.

  82. Post update

    San Marino 0-0 England

    Lots of early touch for Jonjo Shelvey.San Marino are camped inside their own half as England, who are in all red, dominate possession.

  83. 'Training exercise'

    San Marino 0-0 England

    Jermaine Jenas

    Former England midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live

    Alex Oxlade Chamberlain
    Quote Message: It's a training exercise but you still want to see a performance and it's a chance for players to try a few things.
  84. Post update

    San Marino 0-0 England

    This is worse than a Sunday League pitch. The ball is bobbling all over the place in the opening exchanges and England are struggling to string a few passes together.

  85. KICK-OFF

    San Marino 0-0 England

    Roy Hodgson

    Can England become the first team - apart from hosts France -  to qualify for Euro 2016?

    We're under way.

  86. LINE-UPS

    San Marino v England (17:00 BST)

    England team huddle

    San Marino: Aldo Simoncini, Bonini, Brolli, Davide Simoncini, Palazzi, Berardi, Hirsch, Battistini, Chiaruzzi, Matteo Vitaioli, Selva. 

    Substitutes: Benedettini, Berretti, Alessandro Della Valle, Alex Della Valle, Golinucci, Mazza, Rinaldi, Stefanelli, Tosi, Valentini, Fabio Vitaioli, Muraccini. 

    England: Hart, Clyne, Stones, Jagielka, Shaw, Shelvey, Milner, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Barkley, Vardy, Rooney. 

    Substitutes: Butland, Smalling, Walcott, Cahill, Carrick, Delph, Kane, Mason, Sterling, Gibbs, Heaton. 

    Referee: Leontios Trattou (Cyprus)

  87. 'Vardy can be similar to Sterling'

    San Marino v England (17:00 BST)

    Jamie Vardy

    England manager Roy Hodgson speaking to ITV: "The midfielder trio that played in Slovenia, two are injured and Fabian Delph we only just got back. Jonjo Shelvey and Jamie Vardy have started the season well and we will see how well they can do.

    "Their qualities fit in with how we are trying to play and our philosophy. Jonjo can give us the passing that Jack Wilshere gives us and Vardy can be similar to what Raheem Sterling gives us."

  88. Get Involved

    #bbcfootball

    Stoney:  Sooooo average. Frightening how poor a bunch of players the @premierleague still produces. It's failed the #England team badly.

    Daniel Woodley:  Hoping @WayneRooney can beat Bobby Charlton's record tonight. Has come on leaps & bounds over past couple of years as a person.

    Shohidur Rahman:  Rooney will break the record. But he doesn't even rank in England's top 5 greatest players. This coming from a United fan.

  89. Countdown to kick-off

    San Marino v England (17:00 BST)

    Here come the teams. I don't know what happened to those thundery showers that were forecast. The sun is beating down and the 2,700 travelling England fans are in good voice as they sing along to the national anthem.

  90. Countdown to kick-off

    San Marino v England (17:00 BST)

    How many goals today?

  91. 'Rooney will be apprehensive'

    San Marino v England (17:00 BST)

    Jermaine Jenas

    Former England midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live

    Quote Message: I'm sure the goalscoring record is one of those things Wayne Rooney would want to put to bed. He knows he is going to beat it. But, with the start to the season he has had, he will still be a little apprehensive."
  92. Flag day

    San Marino v England (17:00 BST)

  93. 'Patchy pitch'

    San Marino v England (17:00 BST)

    Jermaine Jenas

    Former England midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live

    Ten minutes to kick-off...

    Quote Message: You can see the pitch is very patchy. They were watering it very heavily and, just watching the lads warming up, the ball is bobbling badly. Saying that, it shouldn't stand in England's way.
  94. On the radio...

    San Marino v England (17:00 BST)

  95. Get Involved

    #bbcfootball

    Nick Gain: Immensely disappointing to see Kane behind Vardy, short-termism at its worst. Vardy simply isn't quality enough long term. 

    Richard Bromfield:  Looking at that England line-up you can tell why Wales are ranked above us.

    Chris Knaggs:  Milner, Ox, Barkley and Shelvey not good enough for Euros. Henderson, Wilshere, Barkley/Ox and Sterling might be though.

  96. 'All eyes on Rooney'

    San Marino v England (17:00 BST)

    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport chief football writer in San Marino

    Wayne Rooney warms up

    Peaceful and picturesque setting here in San Marino but this could be a landmark day for England and captain Wayne Rooney.

    Victory will confirm England's qualification for Euro 2016 while Rooney needs just one goal to equal Sir Bobby Charlton's record of 49.

    England manager Roy Hodgson has handed out some opportunities against the side ranked 193rd in the world as Jonjo Shelvey, Ross Barkley and Jamie Vardy all start.

    It should be the perfect platform for them - but inevitably all eyes will be on Rooney.

  97. Get Involved

    #bbcfootball

    Matt Rhodes:  Wonder if San Marino will play their usual 10-0-0 formation?

    Michael Griffin:  Hoping Rooney doesn't break the record and breaks it on Tuesday against a more meaningful opposition.

  98. Look who's here...

    San Marino v England (17:00 BST)

    Look who's here to see if Wayne can become England's greatest goalscorer.

    The Manchester United forward's wife Coleen and son Kai have taken their seats in the San Marino Stadium.

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  99. Tournament let-downs

    San Marino v England (17:00 BST)

    BBC Radio 5 Live

    Roy Hodgson
    Quote Message: Qualifying is one thing but performing in tournaments is another. One has to say that over the years that has been a downfall for England, and Roy Hodgson has experienced it in his time. England are in an easy qualifying group - there's no doubt about that - and they will qualify. But it's when it comes to the tournament. That's where we let ourselves down." from Graham Taylor Former England manager
    Graham TaylorFormer England manager
  100. England fans out in force

    San Marino v England (17:00 BST)

    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport chief football writer

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    San Marino coach Pierangelo Manzaroli said on Friday that he expected the home fans to be outnumbered by England's support in this 6,600-capacity stadium - and it looks like he will be right.

    England flags are in evidence right around this small arena, although plenty are taking advantage of the open spaces and trees banked high behind the goal to get a free glimpse of the action.

    Security, and the term is used loosely, is in evidence but it hardly counts as strict and plenty could get the equivalent of a free ticket.

  101. Two-year goal drought

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    To those that say there are no easy games in football....I disagree.

    San Marino
  102. Elsewhere in Europe

    In Group E, England's group, Estonia face Lithuania, and Switzerland host Slovenia. The result in that game has no bearing on England, as the Three Lions have already beaten the third-placed Slovenians twice, so cannot be caught if they win in San Marino.

    In Group C, the top two face off at 19:45 BST as leaders Slovakia take on Spain. Luxembourg play Macedonia and third-placed  Ukraine, looking to consolidate a play-off spot, entertain Belarus.

    In Group G, surprise leaders Austria will be hoping to take another step towards Euro 2016 when they play Moldova (19:45 BST), while second-placed Sweden travel to third-placed Russia in a crucial qualifier.

  103. Shearer's prediction

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  104. Post update

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    Wayne Rooney warms up

    Is it bad of me to almost hope Wayne Rooney delays breaking Sir Bobby Charlton's record until Tuesday on a more fitting stage at Wembley against more significant opposition in Switzerland?

  105. 'Top-class' Rooney

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    BBC Radio 5 Live

    Wayne Rooney
    Quote Message: I hope Wayne Rooney breaks the record against San Marino. If there is a game where he is likely to do it then it's this. It doesn't matter who he is playing against, who he is playing with or what era of the game he is in... this fella is a top-class player." from Graham Taylor Former England manager
    Graham TaylorFormer England manager
  106. Coming up on BBC radio

    BBC Radio 5 Live

    Steven Davis, Gareth Bale, Darren Fletcher, Wayne Rooney

    You can listen to full match commentary of today's game on BBC Radio 5 live, with build-up to begin at 16:30 BST. 

    And there's plenty more European Championship qualifying on the way, too. Here's what's coming up on the station over the next few days:

    Sunday:

    Wales v Israel (17:00)

    Monday:

    Scotland v Germany (19:45)

    OR

    Northern Ireland v Hungary (19:45)

    Tuesday:

    England v Switzerland (19:45)

  107. Post update

    San Marino v England (17:00 BST)

  108. Great view, shame about the pitch

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    Thundery showers are forecast at kick-off at the 6,664-capacity San Marino Stadium. Several hundred England fans have made the journey to Serravalle.

    The views from the ground are breathtaking but I'm not sure Roy Hodgson and his players will be pleased with the state of the pitch.

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  109. Get Involved

    #bbcfootball

    England striker Wayne Rooney is on the verge of breaking the country's goalscoring record but there are mixed views on the 29-year-old's international achievements.

    Ash Williams:  Rooney's never performed on the big stage. Shame everyone's making a massive deal out of this record.

    Matt Harding:  I hope if Rooney breaks the record today he gets the credit he deserves. Charlton played in a much better side!

  110. Dreams do come true

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    Four years ago this weekend Jamie Vardy was facing Kettering Town in the Conference. He scored two for Fleetwood Town in the fifth-tier fixture. Now the 28-year-old Leicester City striker is making his first start for England. Who said romance is dead in football?

    Jamie Vardy

    Fleetwood are drawing 0-0 with Rochdale in League One this afternoon. Bet they could do with an England striker up front for the last half an hour.

  111. Roy looking cool...

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    One hour to kick-off and Roy looks like he means business...

    Roy Hodgson
  112. On the wireless

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    BBC Radio 5 Live

    Former England and Tottenham midfielder Jermaine Jenas forms part of BBC Radio 5 live's commentary team out in San Marino.

    There is full commentary from 17:00 BST from John Murray and Ian Dennis.

    Just use the live coverage tab above on this page.

  113. England engine room

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    What do you make of that midfield? 

    James Milner, Ross Barkley, Jonjo Shelvey and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain might be enough to overcome San Marino but is it good enough for Euro 2016?

  114. Team news

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    Tottenham striker Harry Kane finds himself on the bench having not found the back of the net in four games this season. The 22-year-old scored 31 goals in all competition last season.

    Defender  Gary Cahill, an England regular, is also on the bench as the Everton pairing of John Stones and Phil Jagielka make up the heart of the defence.

    Fellow Toffee Ross Barkley is given a chance to impress in an England shirt, as is the returning Jonjo Shelvey and  Jamie Vardy, who gets his first start.

  115. England team

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  116. Breaking team news

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    Ross Barkley and John Stones

    Ross Barkley starts for England, one of three Everton players along with defenders John Stones and Phil Jagielka. Harry Kane and Gary Cahill are on the bench.

  117. Vote now

    Who is England's greatest striker?

    England strikers

    If Wayne Rooney scores twice today he'll become England's all-time leading goalscorer. But is he the country's greatest striker? If not, who is?

    Have your say by voting now at the top of this page. Terms and conditions can be found here.

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  118. Get Involved

    #bbcfootball

    The Netherlands are in danger of missing out, Belgium are huffing and puffing, Wales are flying, England have a 100% winning record and Northern Ireland are looking good. If the final was tomorrow who do you think would contest the final of Euro 2016 and why?

    Tweet #bbcfootball, text 81111 (UK only) or post a message on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  119. The scene in San Marino

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  120. Can Rooney make history?

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    How's your French?

    Defeat San Marino - 193rd in Fifa's rankings -  and England can set sail across the English Channel next summer for Euro 2016.

    The outcome in Serravalle shouldn't be in doubt. It's the equivalent of Billingham Synthonia facing Manchester City in the FA Cup.

    Far more interesting is whether Wayne Rooney can fill his boots and leapfrog Sir Bobby Charlton, who scored 49, at the top of England's all-time goal chart.

  121. On the brink...

    It started in 2003 with a 20 yard strike in Skopje, the capital of Macedonia.

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    Since then there have been disappointments, controversies and frustration at the lack of international silverware.

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    But there have been goals. Lots of them, 48 to be precise. Another two today and Wayne Rooney will be heading to Euro 2016 as England's all-time leading scorer.

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