The highway to Qatar for European nations continues on Wednesday with World Cup Qualifiers involving Scotland, Northern Eire, England and extra.
Scotland shall be hoping for victory as they host the Faroe Islands, whereas Northern Eire’s match towards Bulgaria is already being billed as a ‘must-win’.
England shall be hoping to increase their good begin towards Poland, with France, Germany and Spain additionally in motion.
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Greece vs Georgia – kick-off 7.45pm, stay on Sky Sports activities Soccer crimson button
Spain vs Kosovo – kick-off 7.45pm, stay on Sky Sports activities Soccer crimson button
Spain are hoping to maintain the stress up on Sweden on the high of Group B as they host Kosovo in Seville. Spain have taken 4 factors from two video games thus far, drawing with Greece earlier than profitable 2-1 in Georgia on Sunday, whereas Kosovo had been crushed 3-0 by Sweden of their opening Group B conflict.
Luis Enrique will look to clean up his aspect following two sub-par performances, whereas Kosovo have Bernard Berisha suspended.
Within the different Group B recreation, Greece, who’ve one level from their opening recreation, host Georgia, who’ve misplaced each video games thus far.
Northern Eire vs Bulgaria – kick-off 7.45pm, stay on Sky Sports activities Soccer
Lithuania vs Italy – kick-off 7.45pm, stay on Sky Sports activities Soccer crimson button
Northern Eire resume their World Cup qualifying marketing campaign on Wednesday evening when Bulgaria go to Windsor Park. The fixture has been billed as a ‘must-win’ recreation as Northern Eire attempt to keep away from digging themselves a gap in Group C.
Although Thursday’s opening qualifier resulted in a 2-0 defeat to the Italians in Parma, there was main encouragement to be taken from the second-half efficiency.
The problem now’s to duplicate that towards a Bulgaria aspect who’ve themselves received solely one in every of their final 10 video games – a 3-0 pleasant victory over Gibraltar in November – and who misplaced their opening qualifier 3-1 at house to Switzerland final week.
Group-toppers Italy are in Lithuania seeking to strengthen their maintain following two wins from two.
Bosnia & Herzegovina vs France – kick-off 7.45pm, stay on Sky Sports activities Premier League
Ukraine vs Kazakhstan – kick-off 7.45pm, stay on Sky Sports activities Soccer crimson button
World Cup holders France look to strengthen their grip on Group D as they go to Bosnia and Herzegovina, who’re and not using a win in 10 video games.
France kick-started their marketing campaign with a 2-0 win at Kazakhstan on Sunday following the 1-1 opening-game draw with Ukraine final week, whereas Bosnia and Herzegovina drew 2-2 with Finland of their opener.
Miralem Pjanic ought to turn out to be solely the second Bosnian participant to succeed in 100 caps for his nation, whereas Anthony Martial is unlikely to make the French XI attributable to a knee harm.
In Group D’s different recreation, Ukraine host backside aspect Kazakhstan.
Scotland vs Faroe Islands – kick-off 7.45pm, stay on Sky Sports activities Important Occasion
Austria vs Denmark – kick-off 7.45pm, stay on Sky Sports activities Soccer crimson button
Moldova vs Israel – kick-off 7.45pm, stay on Sky Sports activities Soccer crimson button
Steve Clarke desires the positivity surrounding Scotland’s long-awaited qualification to the European Championship to bolster their bid to make it to the Qatar World Cup.
The Scots will play of their first main finals for the primary time since 1998 after they face England, Croatia and the Czech Republic within the delayed 2020 Euros this summer time.
Nonetheless, earlier than that Clarke’s aspect wish to make inroads to qualify for the 2022 World Cup however they’ve work to do after beginning their qualification marketing campaign with a 2-2 house draw with Austria final week and a 1-1 attract Israel on Sunday evening.
Forward of the house Group F recreation towards the Faroe Islands at Hampden Park on Wednesday evening, the Scotland boss welcomed any elevated expectations as a “good factor” and added a reminder of latest success.
He mentioned: “We’ve got managed to qualify for a serious event for the primary time in 23 years and we do not need to neglect that. We do not need to neglect the great feeling. I do not need anybody to be too destructive. They’re definitely not destructive within the camp.”
Steve Clarke hinted he might change goalkeepers for the go to of the Faroes, who drew 1-1 in Moldova earlier than shedding 3-1 away to Austria.
Common primary David Marshall has been in tremendous kind for his nation however he got here in for some criticism for his try to avoid wasting a long-range shot from Dor Peretz a minute earlier than half-time in Israel.
In Group F’s different video games, the highest two sides Austria (4 factors) and Denmark (six factors) face off in Vienna, whereas Moldova host Israel.
England vs Poland – kick-off 7.45pm, observe with our stay weblog and watch free highlights quarter-hour after full-time
Andorra vs Hungary – kick-off 7.45pm, stay on Sky Sports activities Soccer crimson button
San Marino vs Albania – kick-off 7.45pm, stay on Sky Sports activities Soccer crimson button
England might need an ideal World Cup Qualifying report to protect however Gareth Southgate’s focus shall be firmly on the forthcoming Euros, too.
Whereas Mason Mount has impressed throughout this worldwide break, gamers like Kalvin Phillips, Jude Bellingham and Tyrone Mings will hope for additional game-time to bolster their prospects of creating the minimize for this summer time’s event within the ultimate aggressive recreation earlier than the massive squad announcement.
Poland may be excess of a one-man group however England’s process will certainly be a bit simpler with out Robert Lewandowski lining up at Wembley.
The all-time high scorer is out injured and Paulo Sousa can be battling with personnel issues attributable to coronavirus. Kamil Piatkowski has contracted Covid-19 within the newest spherical of testing, with Mateusz Klich and Lukasz Skorupski testing constructive in latest days. Grzegorz Krychowiak initially examined constructive on Tuesday however the Polish FA confirmed he undertook a second coronavirus check which got here again destructive. He’ll fly to London on a non-public jet to hitch up with the remainder of the Poland squad and is be anticipated to begin at Wembley on Wednesday.
In Group I’s different video games, Andorra, and not using a level, host Hungary, whereas Albania go to San Marino.
Armenia vs Romania – kick-off 5pm, stay on Sky Sports activities Soccer
Germany vs North Macedonia – kick-off 7.45pm, stay on Sky Sports activities Soccer crimson button
Liechtenstein vs Iceland – kick-off 7.45pm
Germany look to make it three wins from three as they host North Macedonia in Duisburg on Wednesday.
Having crushed Iceland and Romania with out conceding, Joachim Low is seeking to construct extra momentum to make up for November’s humiliating 6-0 defeat by Spain.
Timo Werner is pushing for a beginning spot on Wednesday, whereas Jamal Musiala can be in search of a full debut.
Armenia, who even have two wins from two, host Romania, whereas Liechtenstein and Iceland, each and not using a win, face off in Vaduz.