- FIFA World Cup qualifying resumes in Africa and Europe
- Senegal, Portugal and holders France among the teams in action
- Crunch encounters include Norway-Netherlands and Russia-Croatia
After a busy few months of international football, from continental championships to the battle for Olympic gold, the focus this week returns to FIFA World Cup™ qualifying.
The road to Qatar resumes in both Africa and Europe today, with some tasty fixtures in each continent whetting the appetite for a packed week of preliminary action.
Fixtures: Wednesday 1 September
Group C Central African Republic-Cabo Verde
Group E Mali-Rwanda
Group F Libya-Gabon
Group H Senegal-Togo
Group I Guinea-Bissau-Guinea
Group A Portugal-Republic of Ireland Luxembourg-Azerbaijan
Group D Kazakhstan-Ukraine France-Bosnia and Herzegovina
Group F Denmark-Scotland Moldova-Austria Faroe Islands-Israel
Group G Norway-Netherlands Turkey-Montenegro Latvia-Gibraltar
Group H Malta-Cyprus Slovenia-Slovakia Russia-Croatia