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Raheem Sterling and Wayne Rooney are key offensive players for England against Slovenia in the Euro 2016 qualifiers.Reuters

The top two sides in group E, England and Slovenia, will clash against one another in the Euro qualifiers at Stozice Stadium in Ljubljana on Sunday.

England after their below par performance in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, have been impressive in the qualifiers as they stay atop the group with five wins from five matches. After the World Cup, there have been some changes, which has been brought about by coach Roy Hodgson and the team has been flying for some time now.

Roy Hodgson feels that their performances have been impressive of late and the team has been oozing with confidence as well.

"There have been a lot of changes since then," BBC quoted Hodgson as saying. "Young players have come into the squad and team, it's a very different team to the one from a year ago."

Hodgson also believes that this team can get even better.

"I believe it's an exciting team with large margins of progression. We will grow and get better, I have to be satisfied on their behalf."

England may have drawn their last two friendly matches against Republic of Ireland and Italy, but their form in the qualifiers have been amazing. They last played Lithunia and cruised past them 4-0. When England met Slovenia in the last qualifiers match, they defeated them easily, 3-1.

Hence, there are plenty of reasons for England to head into the game with the thought of yet another victory.

But, Slovenia coach Srečko Katanec does not want to face the English team with much fear. He wants his team to make fewer mistakes than what they did at Wembley.

"If we can make 50 per cent fewer mistakes than in the first meeting at Wembley, there will be points for us," UEFA.com quoted coach Katanec as saying.

"I hope my guys do not come on to the pitch with any fear or too much respect. It is one of the most exciting matches in Slovenia in recent years so we have to enjoy it. You don't play 90 minutes like this very often. I want our fans to support these boys, no matter what happens."

Slovenia will be looking foward to the services of Milivoje Novakovic, who has scored four goals in the competition so far and if he gets his act going the English defenders might be tested.

Slovenia might also be a bit confident after they thrashed San Marino, 6-0, in their last friendly in March. But, they are well off the threat that the likes of Wayne Rooney and Raheem Sterling can bring to the table.

Where to Watch Live

The Euro qualifiers clash between England and Slovenia is scheduled for 6pm local time (9:30pm IST, 12pm ET, 5pm BST) start with live coverage on Sony Six and Sony Six HD with online option on livsports.

Viewers in the US can watch it on ESPN with live streaming option on Watch ESPN, while viewers in the US can catch the action live on ITV1 UK.

Football fans in Slovenia can watch it live on Planet TV.

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