The new-look European Qualifiers kick off on Sunday, with 53 nations chasing an expanded 23 places alongside hosts France at UEFA EURO 2016.
• For the first time, qualifying takes place under the 'Week of Football' concept, in which games are spread out from Thursday to Tuesday (or in the case of this week, Sunday to Tuesday). Kick-off times will be set mainly at 18.00CET and 20.45CET.
• In all, 50 of the 53 qualifying hopefuls have fixtures over the coming week. France will also take on Serbia as part of a programme where they face the odd team from the five-team Group I on each matchday.
• The nine group winners, the nine runners-up and the best third-placed side will qualify directly for the final tournament. The eight remaining third-placed teams will contest play-offs to determine the last four qualifiers for the finals.
Sunday 7 September
• World champions Germany start their campaign against Scotland in Dortmund.
• Gibraltar play their first competitive senior international against Poland in Faro-Loule, Portugal.
• Portugal themselves face Albania without Cristiano Ronaldo in Aveiro.
Monday 8 September
• Spain begin their bid for a third straight European title against the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia in Valencia.
• Switzerland welcome England to Basle, while Ukraine v Slovakia and Austria v Sweden could be evenly matched.
Group C: Luxembourg v Belarus, Spain v Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Ukraine v Slovakia
Group E: Estonia v Slovenia, San Marino v Lithuania, Switzerland v England
Group G: Austria v Sweden, Montenegro v Moldova
Tuesday 9 September
• The Czech Republic and the Netherlands are paired once again while Italy go to Norway.
• The Group B game between Israel and Belgium has been postponed to 31 March.
• Next Week of Football: 9-14 October
Thursday 9 October: Sweden v Russia
Friday 10 October: Turkey v Czech Republic
Saturday 11 October: Poland v Germany
Sunday 12 October: Luxembourg v Spain
Monday 13 October: Bosnia and Herzegovina v Belgium
Tuesday 14 October: Denmark v Portugal
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