The European Qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup continue with 54 games in six days starting on Thursday when Italy hosting Spain.
• The nine group winners will advance directly to join Russia in the 32-team final tournament.
• The eight runners-up with the best record against the teams first, third, fourth and fifth in their groups procede to play-offs to decide the remaining four European berths.
Group D: Republic of Ireland v Georgia, Austria v Wales, Moldova v Serbia
Group G: FYR Macedonia v Israel, Liechtenstein v Albania, Italy v Spain
Group I: Turkey v Ukraine, Iceland v Finland, Kosovo v Croatia
Friday 7 October
• European champions Portugal look to bounce back from losing opener 2-0 in Switzerland.
• France aim to beat the only side to win last month in Group A, Bulgaria.
Group A: France v Bulgaria, Luxembourg v Sweden, Netherlands v Belarus
Group B: Portugal v Andorra, Latvia v Faroe Islands, Hungary v Switzerland
Group H: Estonia v Gibraltar, Greece v Cyprus, Belgium v Bosnia and Herzegovina
Saturday 8 October
• England face Malta under caretaker manager Gareth Southgate following Sam Allardyce’s departure last week.
• Holders Germany look to continue winning start against the Czech Republic in Hamburg.
Sunday 9 October
• Italy play FYR Macedonia for the first time.
• Both Iceland v Turkey games in UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying ended in home wins.
Monday 10 October
• It is the 25th meeting of the Netherlands and France, who won 3-2 at Amsterdam ArenA in March.
• Both UEFA EURO 2016 qualifiers between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Cyprus ended in away wins.
Group A: Netherlands v France, Sweden v Bulgaria, Belarus v Luxembourg
Group B: Faroe Islands v Portugal, Latvia v Hungary, Andorra v Switzerland
Group H: Bosnia and Herzegovina v Cyprus, Estonia v Greece, Gibraltar v Belgium
Tuesday 11 October
• Germany beat Northern Ireland 1-0 in the UEFA EURO group stage.
• England defeated Slovenia home and away in UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying.
Group E: Kazakhstan v Romania
Group C: Norway v San Marino, Czech Republic v Azerbaijan, Germany v Northern Ireland
Group E: Poland v Armenia, Denmark v Montenegro
Group F: Slovakia v Scotland, Slovenia v England, Lithuania v Malta
• Next Week of Football: 11–13 November
Friday 11 November: England v Scotland, France v Sweden
Saturday 12 November: Croatia v Iceland, Austria v Republic of Ireland
Sunday 13 November: Luxembourg v Netherlands, Portugal v Latvia