World Cup Qualifiers: all 16 fixtures for Azerbaijan, Turkey and the UK Home Nations

On Wednesday, the qualifiers for the Qatar World Cup get underway, with Azerbaijan, Turkey and all four home nations, England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, all in action.

Azerbaijan, Turkey, England, and Scotland face three opponents in the eight day schedule set aside for international games. Northern Ireland and Wales play twice.

Highlights include Denmark vs Scotland (1 Sept), Netherlands vs Turkey and Azerbaijan vs Portugal (both on 7 Sept), and Poland vs England and Northern Ireland vs Switzerland (both on 8 Sept).

A total of 55 European national teams are competing for a place at the 2022 World Cup. The teams are split  into ten groups, with half comprising of five teams and the other half of groups of six.

The winners of each of the ten groups will qualify automatically for the finals in Qatar, which will take place in November and December 2022. A further three places will be fought out between the 10 group runners-up.

Two further places are up for grabs via the UEFA Nations League, open to the two highest-ranked teams who have not already qualified or finished in a runners-up spot.

The European qualifiers will be played between March and November 2021, with play-offs scheduled for March 2022.

Wednesday 1 September

Luxembourg vs Azerbaijan, 19:45 (Group A)

Denmark vs Scotland, 19:45 (Group F)

Turkey vs Montenegro, 19:45 (Group G)

Thursday 2 September

Lithuania vs Northern Ireland, 19:45 (Group C)

Hungary vs England, 19:45 (Group I)

Saturday 4 September

Republic of Ireland vs Azerbaijan, 17:00 (Group A)

Scotland vs Moldova, 19:45 (Group F)

Gibraltar vs Turkey, 19:45 (Group G)

Sunday 5 September

Belarus vs Wales, 14:00Sunday (Group E)

England vs Andorra, 17:00 (Group I)

Tuesday 7 September

Azerbaijan vs Portugal, 17:00 (Group A)

Austria vs Scotland, 19:45 (Group F)

Netherlands vs Turkey, 19:45 (Group G)

Wednesday 8 September

Northern Ireland vs Switzerland, 19:45 (Group C)

Wales vs Estonia, 19:45(Group E)

Poland vs England, 19:45 (Group I)


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