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Roy Hodgson's recollections of the night England last played San Marino away will be very different to the average Englishman.
While England was embarrassingly trailing 1-0 to the tiny republic after only 8.3 seconds in a failed campaign to reach the 1994 World Cup, Hodgson was guiding Switzerland to the tournament on what he described as ''the greatest day of my life.''
Now, Hodgson is in charge of his country and heads into Friday's match in Serravalle looking to avoid a slip-up that would compromise England's chances of qualifying for next year's World Cup in Brazil.
San Marino shouldn't pose a problem for the English, though - it is joint-bottom of the FIFA rankings and last in Group H. England is second, two points behind Montenegro.
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