country is right now in between guys like emerton, cahill and kewell, but amini, antonis (pls choose us) and good aren't ready yet. most of the players inbetween are very ordinary. missing out on qualification is a very real prospect, we're stagnating after the boom we experienced in 06 when we had some class players all close to/in their primes.
Tempted to put a quid or two on San Marino, every £1 returns £100 with William Hill.
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San Marino have faced England twice, losing on both occasions. In those two games they scored one goal and England scored 13.
San Marino's national football team was founded in 1931 and has only ever tasted victory once - a 1-0 friendly win over Liechtenstein in April 2004. They've also got two friendly draws to their name against Lebanon and Liechtenstein.
In qualification for international tournaments San Marino have played 103 games. Of those 103 games they've lost 101 and drawn 2, scoring 14 goals and conceding 463 in the process. Their two draws came against Turkey and Latvia.
San Marino's biggest defeat of all time was a 13-0 loss to Germany in 2006 and they've conceded 10 or more goals on four other occasions.
Despite being a tiny country with mostly amateur players, San Marino can actually boast a European Cup winning player in Massimo Bonini, who played for Juventus when they won the trophy in 1984.