Will England beat Belarus tonight and made it clear 12 points on top of Group 6? It would a wonderful start going 12 points in 4 matches which can happen now. But it will be a tough game because Belarus also have confident to be in South Africa 2010.

Bernd Stange, Belarus (Coach):
"We've obviously got to be pleased, ending up in a top group with teams like England, Croatia and Ukraine. We're currently putting a new team together full of young players and led by Aliaksandr Hleb as captain. We'll obviously be looking to create a few surprises. Who knows, maybe we'll be able to do what Iraq did?!"
But, England coach Fabio Capello suffered a major blow with the news that defenders John Terry and Ashley Cole will miss the show. The Three Lions captain missed Saturday's 5-1 victory over Kazakhstan at Wembley with a back injury, and has not recovered in time to play in Minsk, while Cole is ruled out with a hamstring problem. He have called up Middlesbrough defender David Wheater and Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart as late additions to their squad tonight. Wheater comes in as cover at centre-back, where England are without injured captain John Terry, while Hart's inclusion follows the withdrawal of West Ham goalkeeper Robert Green

On the plus side for England is the likely absence of Belarus playmaker Alexander Hleb, who has been battling an ankle injury, which has hampered his adaptation to life in La Liga with Barcelona, following his move from Arsenal. Belarus have so far beaten tiny Andorra, but lost unluckily to Ukraine after a last-gasp Andriy Shevchenko penalty in stoppage time.

Another big games tonight are Belgium vs Spain and Germany vs Wales.


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