Group 1

Coach Jaques Santini’s only injury concern, Thierry Henry, has shaken off the knock he received on Saturday and is expected to lead the attack. Santini is keen to build on the confidence gained from Saturday’s victory and signal French intent.

The other Group 1 game between Cyprus and Israel has been postponed for political reasons.

Group 3

Elsewhere in Group 3, Pavel Nedved of Lazio and Liverool’s Milan Baros should return for the Czech republic as they face Belarus.

Group 5

oach Rudi Voeller is again able to call upon the services of influential Bayern Munich midfielder Michael Ballack, who has recovered from a bout of flu.

Also available for selection are Dietmar Hamann and defender Christian Worns.

Group 6

Successive defeats at the hands of Spain and Ukraine have lead to Rehhagel receiving a vote of confidence from the Greek FA. Rehhagel is likely to recall Christos Patsatzogolou at right back. Perugia’s Zisis Vryzas also returns to spearhead the attack which may save the coach his job.

Meanwhile, Northern Ireland coach Sammy McIlroy has defensive problems ahead of his sides game against Ukraine.

Leicester defender Gerry Taggart has been forced to withdraw from the team through injury. He will be replaced by Aaron Hughes, with midfield captain Steve Lomas moving to the right back berth.

Ukraine will again be without star striker Andrei Shevchenko through injury. Midfielder Serhiy Serebrennikov and defender Hennady Moroz will also be missing after sustaining injuries on Saturday.

Group 7

Sol Campbell is expected to return in central defence at the expense of Jonathan Woodgate. Paul Scholes is likely to play in a more central midfield berth, as it is expected that Sven-Goran Eriksson will start with the same formation that fought back against Slovakia on Saturday.

Star striker Georgi Hristov is expected to spearhead the Macedonian attack after receiving treatment on an injury sustained in their home defeat by Turkey.

Probable Teams
: Seaman; G Neville, Campbell, Southgate, A Cole; Beckham, Gerrard, Scholes, Butt; Owen, Smith
Macedonia
: To follow

Group 7 leaders Turkey face Liechenstein. Turkish keeper Rustu Recber is doubtful with a back injury. Omer Catkic is standing by as replacement, in the only change to the team that was victorious on Saturday.

Group 9

Italian coach, Giovanni Trapattoni, is under increasing pressure from the Italian media following the disappointing 1-1 draw with Yugoslavia on Saturday. Injuries to Totti, Vieri and Inzaghi mean Trapattoni is likely to play Montella up front with Del Piero.

Probable teams:
Wales: Jones, Delaney, Gabbidon, Melville, Speed, Davies, Savage, Pembridge, Giggs, Bellamy, Hartson.
Italy: Buffon, Panucci, Nesta, Cannavaro, Zauri, Tommasi, Ambrosini, Pirlo, Di Biagio, Del Piero, Montella

Elsewhere in Group 9, Yugoslavia are expected to field an unchanged side from Saturday for their game against Finland.

Group 10

However, there was good news for manager Mick McCarthy. Shay Given, Phil Babb and influential midfielder Matt Holland all coming through Tuesday’s training session and able to play.

Probable teams
of Ireland: Given , O’Shea, Cunningham, Breen, Harte, Kellly, Holland, Kinsella, Kilbane, Duff,Keane.
Switzerland
: Steil, Haas, Meyer, Murat, Yakin, Magnin, Cabanas, Vogel, Hakan Yakin, Wicky, Frei, Chapuisat.

Meanwhile group leaders Russia, who face Albania, field an unchanged side from the team selected to play Georgia last Saturday. The game was abandoned at half time, due to floodlight failure.

Russian coach Valeri Gazzaev stated “Of course the events in Tblisi affected us, but after a day of rest on Monday, we will be ready for Albania.”

Probable teams
Northern Ireland
: Taylor, Lomas, McCartney, Hughes, Murdock, Mulryne, Gillespie, Horlock, Healy, Hughes, Johnson.
Ukraine: Reva, Starostyak, Luzhny, Tymoshchyuk, Radchenko, Husin, Kormiltsev, Kalinichenko, Zubov, Voronin, Vorobei.