The Three Lions start their journey for a place in Russia 2018 taking on Slovakia in Trnava in a game that also marks the beginning of Sam Allardyce as England new manager after taking over from Roy Hogdson.
Last two campaigns weren't exactly the one to be remembered as England exit with more shame than glory from Brazil 2014 but especially after the defeat against Iceland in this year Euros but Allardyce, former Sunderland and West Ham United manager is confident but with few nerves that the squad can perform tonight.
Big Sam has named Wayne Rooney Captain again not without some controversy but confident that the Manchester United striker can lead the team in his 116th record cap.
England's starting XI differ by only three players from the one that lost 2-1 against Iceland France 2016's last 16 with John Stones, Jordan Henderson and Adam Lallana getting in while Chris Smalling, Daniel Sturridge and Dele Alli took the chop.
New Torino goalkeeper Joe Hart retains his position despite not having action due to his shocking exit on loan this August. In front of him, John Stones and Gary Cahill will play central defence, with Kyle Walker and Danny Rose are the ones to defend the right-back and left-back respectively.
Eric Dier, Jordan Henderson in midfield will see Rooney attacking behind Harry Kane while Raheem Sterling and Adam Lallana are taking on the wings.
England dominate the head to head stats with three victories, two of those away scoring eight and conceding one. The last time that today's rivals played against each other was a Euro 2016 group stage game that ended goalless.