France were below their brilliant best against Moldova and, although they qualified for Euro 2020 on Thursday, Didier Deschamps was unhappy.
AC Milan and Napoli have been linked with Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who ex-boss Guillermo Barros Schelotto is anticipating will return to Serie A.
Harry Kane is still some way off Wayne Rooney's record, but Gareth Southgate sees no reason why he will not reach top spot.
Robbie Brady captained the Republic of Ireland to victory over New Zealand, but manager Mick McCarthy says he is not "fully match sharp".
Didier Deschamps' half-time team talk was key to France's Euro 2020 qualifying win over Moldova, say Olivier Giroud and Antoine Griezmann.
The Euro 2020 line-up began to take shape on Thursday after big-hitters France and England qualified for next year's finals alongside Turkey and the Czech Republic.
Kenya held Mohamed Salah-less Egypt 1-1 and defending champions Algeria buried Zambia under a five-goal avalanche on Thursday as 2021 Kenya get surprise draw in Egypt as five-goal Algeria bury Zambia matchday one qualifying continued.
Portugal boss Fernando Santos had "no doubt" Cristiano Ronaldo would play a starring role against Lithuania, despite his Juventus struggles.
Sean Maguire played a leading role in the Republic of Ireland's win over New Zealand and hopes to be involved against Denmark on Monday.
After completing a 2-1 turnaround against Kosovo, the Czech Republic confirmed their place at the Euro 2020 finals.