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Plenty at stake in year-ending qualifiers

The last qualifiers of 2014 are played between Friday and Sunday with two games between sides on nine points and the Netherlands, Germany and Spain out to regain lost ground.

Italy put their perfect record on the line on Sunday
Italy put their perfect record on the line on Sunday ©Getty Images

The last UEFA EURO 2016 qualifiers of the year are played between Friday and Sunday with the nine groups starting to shape up.

• Iceland, the Czech Republic, Israel, Slovakia, England, Northern Ireland, Croatia and Italy are aiming to continue perfect starts.

• The Netherlands, Germany and Spain are looking to bounce back after disappointing results in October.


•  The nine group winners, the nine runners-up and the best third-placed side will qualify directly for the final tournament alongside hosts France. The eight remaining third-placed teams will contest play-offs to determine the last four qualifiers for the finals.


Watch Ireland deny Germany

Friday 14 November
• Romania meet Northern Ireland in a surprise top-of-the-group showdown.
• One Cristiano Ronaldo goal will make him the all-time leading UEFA EURO scorer.
Robbie Keane is only one behind Ronaldo as the Republic of Ireland visit Scotland.

Group D: Georgia v Poland

Group D: Germany v GibraltarScotland v Republic of Ireland
Group F: Greece v Faroe Islands, Hungary v Finland, Romania v Northern Ireland
Group I: Portugal v Armenia, Serbia v Denmark

Slovakia stun Spain

Saturday 15 November
• England attempt to move further clear against Slovenia at Wembley.
• Austria against Russia could prove crucial in Group G.
• Slovakia go to FYR Macedonia hoping to stay ahead of Spain, who host Belarus.

Group C: Luxembourg v Ukraine
Group E: England v Slovenia, San Marino v Estonia
Group G: Austria v Russia, Moldova v Liechtenstein

Group C: FYR Macedonia v Slovakia, Spain v Belarus
Group E: Switzerland v Lithuania
Group G: Montenegro v Sweden

Iceland 2-0 Netherlands

Sunday 16 November
• The Czech Republic and Iceland put their perfect records on the line in Plzen.
• Italy and Croatia face off in Milan with both teams also yet to drop a point.
• Can Wales maintain their fine start as they travel to fellow unbeaten side Belgium?

Group A: Netherlands v Latvia
Group B: Belgium v Wales, Cyprus v Andorra
Group H: Azerbaijan v Norway

Group A: Czech Republic v Iceland, Turkey v Kazakhstan
Group B: Israel v Bosnia and Herzegovina
Group H: Bulgaria v Malta, Italy v Croatia

France-Portugal friendly video

Wednesday 12 November: Argentina v Croatia (20.45), Belgium v Iceland (19.45), Netherlands v Mexico (19.30), Norway v Estonia (19.00), Turkey v Brazil (18.30)
Friday 14 November: Armenia v France (19.45)*
Tuesday 18 November: Full programme including Austria v Brazil (18.00), France v Sweden (20.00), Italy v Albania (20.45), Portugal v Argentina (19.45), Spain v Germany (19.45), Scotland v England (20.45)

*Centralised friendly

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