Russia v Scotland team news
Michael Devlin and John Fleck will make their Scotland debuts in Russia. The pair have been handed starting places for the European Championship qualifier in Moscow.
Aberdeen centre-back Devlin features in a back four that also has the surprise inclusion of Sheffield Wednesday right-back Liam Palmer in favour of Stephen O’Donnell.
Fleck is joined by Callum McGregor and John McGinn in midfield with Robert Snodgrass and Ryan Fraser out wide. Oliver Burke starts up front.
Russia Guilherme, Fernandes, Semenov, Dzhikija, Kudryashov, Ozdoev, Barinov, Zhirkov, Ionov, Dzyuba, Golovin.
Subs: Dzanaev, Petrov, Chistyakov, Lunev, Ignatiev, Kuzyaev, Bakaev, Cheryshev, Komlichenko, Belyaev, Karavaev, Akhmetov.
Scotland Marshall, Palmer, Mulgrew, Devlin, Robertson, Fleck, McGregor, McGinn, Snodgrass, Burke, Fraser.
Subs: Russell, MacGillivray, Shankland, Forrest, Christie, O’Donnell, McLaughlin, Taylor, Armstrong, Gallagher, Findlay.
Full time: Belarus 0-0 Estonia Great stuff.
Slovakia v Wales team news
Tom Lockyer and Kieffer Moore were handed their first competitive Wales starts as manager Ryan Giggs made four changes for the Euro 2020 qualifier against Slovakia in Trnava.
Ben Davies and Jonathan Williams were also recalled after the 2-1 win over Azerbaijan, with Chris Mepham, Neil Taylor, Harry Lawrence and Tom Lawrence dropping out.
Slovakia Dubravka, Pekarik, Gyomber, Skriniar, Hancko, Kucka, Lobotka, Hamsik, Rusnak, Bozenik, Mak.
Subs: Bero, Valjent, Gregus, Duris, Mazan, Satka, Haraslin, Duda, Greif, Safranko, Kozacik, Hrosovsky.
Wales Hennessey, Connor Roberts, Rodon, Lockyer, Ben Davies, Allen, Ampadu, Bale, Jonathan Williams, James, Moore.
Subs: Matondo, Lawrence, Vokes, Ward, Morrell, Gunter, Tyler Roberts, Vaulks, Wilson, Adam Davies, Taylor, Ashley Williams.
Netherlands v Northern Ireland team news
Kyle Lafferty will lead the line for Northern Ireland in their Euro 2020 qualifier against the Netherlands in Rotterdam.
Lafferty, who is yet to score for Norwegian club Sarpsborg since joining in August, faces the considerable task of breaking down a Dutch defence anchored by Virgil Van Dijk and Matthijs De Ligt.
Northern Ireland boss Michael O’Neill named Shane Ferguson at left-back in the absence of the injured Jamal Lewis, while Michael Smith returned at right-back with Stuart Dallas deployed on the left wing.
Netherlands Cillessen, Dumfries, de Ligt, van Dijk, Blind, Wijnaldum, de Roon, Frenkie de Jong, Bergwijn, Depay, Babel.
Subs: Berghuis, van de Beek, Bizot, Ake, Promes, Malen, Strootman, Veltman, van Aanholt, Luuk de Jong, Vermeer, de Vrij.
Northern Ireland Peacock-Farrell, Smith, Cathcart, Jonny Evans, Dallas, McNair, Davis, Saville, Corry Evans, Lafferty, Ferguson.
Subs: Lavery, McGinn, Thompson, Carson, Kennedy, Whyte, Donnelly, Flanagan, Magennis, McGovern, McLaughlin, Boyce.
Hello and welcome to coverage of Matchday 7 (sic) in the Euro 2020 qualifiers. It’s all very straightforward: nobody has a clue how qualification works, but winning is better than losing. What we do know, thanks to the wonders of uefa.com, is that Belgium will reach next summer’s finals if they win at home to San Marino tonight.
We’ll be keeping an eye – several, if possible – on all the games, with particular focus on the home nations. Northern Ireland (who are away to the Netherlands) and Wales (away to Slovakia) still have a decent chance of automatic qualification. Scotland don’t, but they are guaranteed a play-off place because of their Nations League exploits.
These are tonight’s fixtures (all 7.45pm BST unless stated).
- Belarus 0-0 Estonia (5pm)
- Netherlands v Northern Ireland
- Slovakia v Wales
- Croatia v Hungary
- Latvia v Poland
- North Macedonia v Slovenia
- Austria v Israel
- Kazakhstan 1-2 Cyprus (final score)
- Russia v Scotland
- Belgium v San Marino