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England visit Andorra and join the qualification after scoring 16 points out of a possible 18 – including a 4-0 win over the team in 156th place at Wembley last month.

English soccer team file image. AP

A look at what is happening in European football on Saturday:

WM QUALIFICATION

GROUP A

Serbia visits Luxembourg to put pressure on group leader Portugal. A victory for the Serbs would put them in the group lead, one game more than the Portuguese. Luxembourg is surprisingly third after two wins in four games. Ireland make the long journey to last-placed Azerbaijan in search of their first win. Portugal will try to keep the polish with a friendly against Qatar at the Algarve Stadium. Coach Fernando Santos says Cristiano Ronaldo will play.

GROUP B

With leaders Spain preparing for the Nations League final on Sunday, the focus is on Sweden, who finished second. Hosts Kosovo offer Swedes a chance to close four points behind Spain and consolidate second place, which offers another chance to qualify through the playoffs. Should Sweden slip, Greece will be third and a win against Georgia could boost their own qualifying hopes.

GROUP C

Another group misses their leader because Italy is involved in the Nations League. Instead, it’s runner-up against third as Switzerland host Northern Ireland. Whatever the result, the Italians will feel comfortable with a six point lead over Switzerland. Bulgaria are visiting Lithuania and could catch up with Switzerland with a win.

GROUP D

The battle for first place is already over – France are seven points ahead and are in action in the Nations League – but the battle for second place is close. Ukraine travel to Finland with five points for both teams. Kazakhstan and Bosnia-Herzegovina each have three points before the first game.

GROUP F

Denmark have won all of their six games to date – as the only team in Europe – and that means two more wins on Saturday and Tuesday will secure a place at the World Cup. The Danes travel to Moldova and expect all three points after destroying Moldova 8-0 at home in March. Scotland host Israel in their seventh game between the teams in the past three years. Austria is fourth and needs a win in the Faroe Islands in order not to lose rhythm in the battle for second place.

GROUP I.

England visit Andorra and join the qualification after scoring 16 points out of a possible 18 – including a 4-0 win over the team in 156th place at Wembley last month. The Andorran Football Association says the game will take place near the sideline of the plastic field on Friday despite a fire. With Kieran Trippier as captain of England, regular captain Harry Kane will sit on the bench in the heart of the Pyrenees. It will be the first time a woman will lead an England men’s game when Ukraine’s Kateryna Monzul takes command. England’s next opponents on Tuesday are Hungary, who host Albania in an empty stadium on Saturday after Gareth Southgate’s players were racially abused in Budapest last month. England are four points ahead of Albania. Poland are one point behind the game against San Marino.

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