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Andorra Defender Made His Debut Before 8 English Players He Faced Were Born

The 2022 World Cup qualifier matches continued in Europe, as Andorra hosted England at the Estadi Nacional d'Andorra, as the two teams battled for 3 points in the Group I encounter.

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Andorra defender Ildefons Lima, came in for Garcia in the 31st minute of the match and made another appearance for Andorra after making his national team debut 24 years ago, which was before Aaron Ramsdale, Phil Foden, Mason Mount, Declan Rice, Bukayo Saka, Jadon Sancho, Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori were born.

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Ildefons Lima, who made his international debut in 1997, was later substituted in the 61st minute by another Garcia, as he enjoyed 30 minutes on the field.

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The match was not favourable for Andorra as they ended up losing by 0-5 scorelines as Chelsea defender Ben Chilwel scored the first goal on his return to the national team, Saka, Abraham, Ward-Prowse and Grealish scored 4 more to keep England top of the group, with Andorra second to the last on the table with just 3 points.

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Congratulations to Ildefons Lima, who has had a successful and long career. Do you think England has the squad to compete for the 2022 World Cup title? Make your opinions heard in the comments section below.

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