Fri 22 Mar by Mark Gleeson
Sunday 24 March – S10 V1
M1 Democratic Republic of Congo v Liberia: DR Congo start this game one point behind Liberia, but a win will ensure them a place in the upcoming African Nations Cup finals in Egypt.
M2 Zimbabwe v Congo: Zimbabwe are on the brink of qualifying for a second successive Nations Cup finals and need only draw this game in Harare to make sure.
M3 Kazakhstan v Russia: Kazakhstan host Russia for the first time, but have played them twice in friendlies away, losing 6-0 in 2008 but forcing a goalless draw in Khimki three years ago.
M4 Wales v Slovakia: Wales beat Slovakia 2-1 at the EURO-2016 finals in Bordeaux in their last meeting. In the EURO-2008 qualifiers Wales won 5-2 away at Slovakia after losing 5-1 at home.
M5 Benin v Togo: A draw is good enough for Benin, but neighbours Togo, who have called up Emanuel Adebayor, must win to qualify for the Nations Cup finals.
M6 Cape Verde Islands v Lesotho: This is another Nations Cup qualifier which both countries must win to stand any chance of going to Egypt. Lesotho have been training at Pretoria’s High Performance Centre to get ready for the game.
M7 Tanzania v Uganda: Uganda are already through to the Nations Cup finals and have won the group with an unbeaten campaign. They are not expected to do their neighbours, who must win to have any chance of joining them at the finals, any favours.
M8 Hungary v Croatia: Hungary have hosted the last three internationals between the two countries and all have ended in draws.
M9 Libya v South Africa: Libya will qualify with a win while a draw is good enough for Bafana Bafana, who were held to a goalless draw at home by Libya last September.
M10 Israel v Austria: Israel have won only once in their six past meetings with Austria, drawing three and losing two.