This week will see players turn to their international duty and there are a number of games lined up. UEFA Euro 2020 qualifiers are underway and this month can see some teams sealing their spot for the big competition. Six countries can qualify for Euro 2020 in October and we bring to you the possibilities they need to get in the competition.
If Gareth Southgate’s England manage to beat Czech Republic on Friday night, they will clinch their place at Euro 2020. England will get the advantage of six points above the Czechs, with two games to go. Czech Republic and Kosovo will also be up this month to battle for the qualification spot. Although, their fate won’t be decided this month. England’s next clash is with Bulgaria on Monday night.
Northern Ireland will only feature in one qualifier this month against the Netherlands on Friday. A win over the Dutch will take them six points clear of the hosts, who would have three games left. If Michael O'Neill's side fails to lock the win, they will slip out of the qualification spot. None of the three teams in contention for the two spots, including leaders Germany, can seal a Euro 2020 spot or be eliminated in these games.
Wales have two matches lined up this month of their Euro qualifiers. They will visit Slovakia on Friday and will be hosting Croatia on Monday. The win in both the matches will take them into the qualifying spots, although there are many more outcomes at this stage of the qualifications. If Gareth Bale & Co. face defeat in both the games, their qualification chances will be practically over.
Luka Modric's side has a chance to qualify if they manage to defeat Hungary and Wales depending on other results.
Scotland have a very narrow chance of making in the top two and a loss against Russia on Friday will shut the door for them. However, the Scots will for sure have a place next March, thanks to the Nations League If Belgium manage to beat San Marino, they will qualify for Euro 2020. Another possibility of their qualification is if Kazakhstan and Cyprus share the spoils. Russia also have a chance of qualification if they beat Scotland and Kazakhstan and Cyprus draw.