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Liechtenstein - famous for more than false teeth?
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Liechtenstein goalkeeper Peter Jehle
Peter Jehle is rated as Liechtenstein's best player
England only managed a 2-0 win in their first Group 7 match against Liechtenstein, but they're expected to bang in the goals when the teams meet again at Old Trafford.

But Sven's men won't be underestimating their opponents.

Although coach Ralf Loose's team are ranked a lowly 151 in the Fifa World Rankings, they managed to draw with Macedonia - the same as England!

The Liechtenstein team is high on youth and enthusiasm, but is lacking in players with much experience at the highest level.

Probably their best - and certainly their busiest - player is 21-year-old goalkeeper Peter Jehle.

He turned down offers from Liverpool, Juventus and Crystal Palace to join Zurich Grasshoppers.


So where is Liechtenstein?
It's completely landlocked, sandwiched between Austria and Switzerland and is the fourth-smallest country in the world.

It has a population, led by Prince Hans-Adam II, of just 32,000 - compare that with England's 49.1m.

What's it famous for?
Liechtenstein's tiny size has proved no barrier to making money, with its tax-haven status attracting over 75,000 businesses to register there.

Apart from that, machinery, foodstuffs and, bizarrely, stamps and false teeth are the main exports.

So what's their footballing pedigree like?
Not the greatest, in all fairness.

Liechtenstein have only been going for eight years as a footballing nation and have only won a single game, beating Azerbaijan 2-1 in October 1998.

Although they did hold Northern Ireland to a 0-0 draw in a friendly in March 2002.


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The Rheinpark Stadium which will host the England game holds just 3,548 people

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