The Three Lions have already secured their place in next year’s tournament in Germany following the team’s impressive form.
Thus, the game against Malta would be more of a preparatory fixture for the tournament.
That said, Gareth Southgate has named a strong squad for the tie even though some key players withdrew due to injuries.
England faces Malta, who are bottom of the table after seven games. The Mediterranean island country has lost every game in the qualifying series.
Italy and Ukraine would battle for the remaining automatic qualification spot in the remaining fixtures of the qualifying series.
What is the date and kick-off time
The game will kick off at 7:45 PM in the UK on Friday, 17th November 2023, at Wembley Stadium in London.
What TV channel is England vs Malta on?
The game will be live on TV on Channel 4 in the UK. In the US, fans can watch it on Fox Sports 1 and the Fox Sports App.
England Men’s Football National Team Form Guide
Italy (Win), Australia (Win), Scotland (Win), Ukraine (Draw), North Macedonia (Win).
Malta Men’s Football National Team Form Guide
Ukraine (Loss), Italy (Loss), North Macedonia (Loss), Gibraltar (Win), Ukraine (Loss).
Players to watch
Harry Kane (England)
Harry Kane is the best English striker this year. The 30-year-old, following his move to Bayern Munich, has continued to maintain his excellent form in front of goal.
Harry Kane has scored seven goals in his previous three outings for Bayern Munich in Germany.
Paul Mbong (Malta)
Paul Mbong scored Malta’s only goal in the defeat to Ukraine. He was also the team’s best player against the Eastern Europeans.