Preview – Football: World Cup Qualifiers

World Cup

Another batch of international matches is on tonight, which could see some teams book their place in Russia next year.

England are home to Slovenia, in what is arguably the least interesting match of the home nations. England only need two points from their next two matches to secure their place in the finals, so it feels as if they are already there. Scotland’s match against Slovakia is arguably more interesting as they need to win this match and their next game against Slovenia in order to secure second place in the same group.

But perhaps the most interesting of tonight’s matches is Northern Ireland’s. They have won five matches in a row, putting them second in their group. Now they are facing the group leaders, who also happen to be the current holders of the World Cup – Germany.

England v Slovenia is on ITV at 19.00 (kick-off 19.45)

Scotland v Slovakia is on Sky Main Event at 18.55 (kick-off 19.45)

Northern Ireland v Germany is on Sky Football at 19.30 (kick-off 19.45)