Wales and Northern Ireland looking to join England at Euro 2016, although Scotland and Republic of Ireland scrapping for play-off spot
The best thing to do when an international break comes along is embrace it. This is especially the case when Wales and Northern Ireland could book their places at the Euro 2016 finals, while Scotland and the Republic are involved in gargantuan tussles which they hope will yield enough points to bank third spot.
ENGLAND have a couple of dead rubbers against Estonia and Lithuania and will aim to complete a 100% qualifying record that began when they won 2-0 in Switzerland.
Meanwhile, WALES are nearly over the line after eighteen points from eight qualifying games. A trip to Bosnia on Saturday presents a wonderful opportunity to get the right result, with Andorra the back-up option in Cardiff next week.
NORTHERN IRELAND are in a similar position, with Michael O’Neill’s team four points clear of Hungary and a win against Greece on Thursday will trigger celebrations up and down the country.
SCOTLAND and REPUBLIC OF IRELAND can’t both qualify for Euro 2016 although one of these teams is likely to be in the play-offs.
It is the Republic who are likelier although matches against Germany and Poland means that little is certain, while Scotland have a home match against the Poles followed by a straightforward three points against Gibraltar.
Thursday 8th October 2015
Northern Ireland v Greece 19.45
Friday 9th October 2015
England v Estonia 19:45
Saturday 10th October 2015
Bos-Herze v Wales 19:45
Sunday 11th October 2015
Gibraltar v Scotland 19:45
Poland v R. of Ireland 19:45
Finland v Northern Ireland 17:00
Monday 12th October 2015
Lithuania v England 19:45
Tuesday 13th October 2015
Wales v Andorra 19:45