Full European fixture checklist, dates and schedule for the worldwide break


Harry Kane scoring against Kosovo during Euro 2020 qualifying (Getty Images)

Harry Kane scoring in opposition to Kosovo throughout Euro 2020 qualifying (Getty Photos)

The highway to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar begins right here. The European qualifying marketing campaign kicks off this week with a crammed slate of worldwide fixtures that may see most nations, together with England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Eire, play three matches throughout seven days.

Within the first worldwide window since November final yr, Gareth Southgate’s England facet start their Group I marketing campaign in opposition to minnows San Marino on Thursday, and face a visit to Albania on Sunday earlier than welcoming Poland and Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski to Wembley subsequent Wednesday.

Wales host Belgium of their first qualifying fixture of Group E, in a repeat of their well-known Euro 2016 quarter-final matchup, and tackle Czech Republic, both facet of a pleasant match in opposition to Mexico.

Scotland play Austria, Israel and Faroe Islands in Group F, whereas Northern Eire begin Group C with a testing go to to Italy earlier than they play Bulgaria in Belfast subsequent week.

Elsewhere in Europe, worldwide heavyweights France, Germany and Spain will look to reap the benefits of beneficial fixtures and kick off their respective teams with most factors, whereas Zlatan Ibrahimovic is about to make a return to the worldwide stage, 5 years after retiring from Sweden obligation, and would develop into the nation’s oldest ever participant if he performs in any of their upcoming video games.

And with the rescheduled European Championships simply across the nook, the 24 nations who’ve certified for this summer season’s event shall be trying to get into form and take advantage of the final worldwide window accessible for managers till June.

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Here’s a rundown of the entire upcoming European World Cup qualifying fixtures, with kick-off occasions 19:45 GMT except acknowledged:

Wednesday 24 March

Wales vs. Belgium

Turkey vs. Netherlands (17:00)

Portugal vs. Azerbaijan

France vs. Ukraine

Serbia vs. Republic or Eire

Malta vs. Russia

Estonia vs. Czech Republic

Cyprus vs. Slovakia

Finland vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina

Latvia vs. Montenegro

Slovakia vs. Croatia

Gibraltar vs. Norway

Thursday 25 March

England vs. San Marino

Scotland vs. Austria

Italy vs. Northern Eire

Germany vs. Iceland

Israel vs. Denmark (17:00)

Bulgaria vs. Switzerland (17:00)

Sweden vs. Georgia

Moldova vs. Faroe Islands

Spain vs. Greece

Romania vs. North Macedonia

Andorra vs. Albania

Hungary vs. Poland

Liechtenstein vs. Armenia

Saturday 27 March

Republic of Eire vs. Luxembourg

Wales vs. Mexico (Worldwide Pleasant; 20:00)

Serbia vs. Portugal

Czech Republic vs. Belgium

Netherlands vs. Latvia (17:00)

Norway vs. Turkey (17:00)

Belarus vs. Estonia (17:00)

Croatia vs. Cyprus (17:00)

Montenegro vs. Gibraltar (14:00)

Russia vs. Slovenia (14:00)

Slovakia vs. Malta

Sunday 28 March

Albania vs. England (17:00)

Israel vs. Scotland

Northern Eire vs. USA (Worldwide Pleasant; 17:05 )

Kazakhstan vs. France (14:00)

Georgia vs. Spain (17:00)

Bulgaria vs. Italy

Romania vs. Germany

Andorra vs. Iceland (17:00)

Denmark vs. Moldova (17:00)

Kosovo vs. Sweden

San Marino vs. Hungary

Ukraine vs. Finland

Austria vs. Faroe Islands

North Macedonia vs. Liechtenstein

Switzerland vs. Lithuania

Poland vs. Andorra

Tuesday 30 March

Wales vs. Czech Republic

Republic of Eire vs. Qatar (Worldwide Pleasant; 20:30)

Belgium vs. Belarus

Luxembourg vs. Portugal

Gibraltar vs. Netherlands

Azerbaijan vs. Russia (17:00)

Cyprus vs. Slovenia (17:00)

Turkey vs. Latvia

Slovakia vs. Russia

Montenegro vs. Norway

Croatia vs. Malta

Wednesday 31 March

England vs. Poland

Scotland vs. Faroe Islands

Northern Eire vs. Bulgaria

Bosnia and Herzegovina vs. France

Spain vs. Kosovo

Germany vs. North Macedonia

Lithuania vs. Italy

Austria vs. Denmark

Armenia vs. Romania (17:00)

Moldova vs. Israel

Greece vs. Georgia

Andorra vs. Hungary

San Marino vs. Albania

Ukraine vs. Kazakhstan

Liechtenstein vs. Iceland



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