England's European Championships qualifier against Lithuania on Friday is the first match between the two sides in their history, which could be good news for Roy Hodgson.
The Three Lions enjoy a better win ratio against teams they have never played before than they do against those whom they have played before.
In total, England have met new sides on 87 different occasions, and won 69 per cent of them.
That win ratio drops to 55% when they play against sides that they have met before.
However, England's most recent exploits against new opposition haven't gone entirely to plan, with each of their last five games against new sides ending in draws.
The most recent match against a nation England had never met before was the inconsequential nil-nil draw against Costa Rica, during their disastrous 2014 World Cup campaign.
A warm-up match against Honduras for that World Cup was the first time England had played the Central American side, and was another nil-nil draw.
England's first game against Ghana was in 2011 and finished one all, while their first match against Montenegro finished goalless.
The 2010 World Cup provided the fifth most recent game against a new side - the infamous and dismal nil-nil game against Algeria.