This as England's biggest win since October 1987. It was hard for fans to get excited as they have known since this fixture was arranged that England would win the game in style. This raises the question, why are teams like San Marino playing England when they never win or even come close. Now the English FA Cup is known for seeing the little clubs take on the big, but we are rewarded with the amazing sometimes.
We have seen small teams with only a few thousand fans defeat massive Premier League clubs and we know that anything is possible. San Marino on the other hand also expect to lose. Their manager stated a 5-0 loss would be a victory for their nation. With only one professional player and no recent goals or victories and such lowly aims it does make you wonder why are England forced in to playing such awful football teams.
Now some would say it's something you have to do but to others they cannot see the benefit. When a team like England beat San Marino 8-0 their confidence will inevitably increase however it will be the likes of Spain, Germany and France they have to defeat in major tournaments, not these minnows.
Now if teams like these were occasional winning or getting in to a tournament you would have more respect, but its hard when they have shop assistants playing for them and the top teams have elite superstars from across the world's best leagues. Although England can consider it a good experience before they face a tougher task in Montenegro, it does seem an unnecessary fixture.
What can be done?
Some have suggested mini tournaments or a small qualification between the very small teams, which has it's positives and negatives. Some would consider it harsh that these teams do not have a fair chance, but others would say it is justified based on past experiences. They could also implement many systems that make it easier for them to qualify. For example one or two groups could have a few of the smaller teams, meaning they have a better chance of qualification.
Regardless of what happens we will watch and enjoy but it does get boring being forced to what fixture after fixture in which you can predict the outcome. International football is about the games like England v Brazil. In their early 2013 fixture England weren't expected to pose a threat yet won 2-1 and both teams played very well, now that's what you call a great game of football.