With time running out for teams to prepare, the international break was a good time to look at the Euro 2020 contenders. How are they doing?
Belgium's second-string used the opportunity of a rare start to impress coach Roberto Martinez as they thumped Belarus 8-0 in a World Cup qualifier.
Ireland slumped to one of their worst defeats, losing 1-0 to Luxembourg. We run down the biggest shock defeats for major footballing nations.
Romelu Lukaku's second-half strike helped Belgium salvage a 1-1 draw against the Czech Republic on Saturday in an entertaining World Cup qualifier.
Belgium shrugged off an early scare to see off Wales 3-1 and make a winning start to their World Cup qualifying campaign on Wednesday.
Adidas has launched a collection of away shirts for some of their sponsored federations ahead of Euro 2020, which is finally due to begin in June.
"Belgium is not at war with Real Madrid, Hazard will be the best player at the European Championships," coach Roberto Martinez said.
Belgium national team doctor Kristof Sas has said Real Madrid's Eden Hazard is in a "vicious circle" of injuries.
Italy will host the UEFA Nations League finals in October next year, European football's governing body said in a statement on Thursday.