By RYAN TOLMICH
After a busy Sunday of Euro 2016 qualifying, some of Europe’s top sides take center-stage Sunday to kickoff qualification for the continent’s biggest international tournament.
Monday’s action is headlined by England, who will be without starting forward Daniel Sturridge in their Group E opener against Switzerland. The Swiss, who have transitioned to new manager Vladimir Petkovic, were last seen in a Round of 16 loss to Argentina at this summer’s World Cup. Meanwhile, England enter the weekend fresh off a lackluster 1-0 victory over Norway Sept 3.
The reigning European champions will also be in action, as Spain kickoff the defense of their continental crown by hosting Macedonia. La Roja, who are fresh off a memorably disappointing World Cup, enter the clash as heavy favorites. They could learn a thing or two from Iberian rivals Portugal, who were upset by European minnows Albania Sunday.
Elsewhere, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Sweden travel to Austria, Ukraine hosts Slovakia, and Slovenia visits Estonia.
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Enjoy the action (Today’s TV schedule is after the jump):
TODAY’S SOCCER ON TV
2:45 p.m. – Luxembourg vs. Belarus – Fox Soccer 2Go
2:45 p.m. – Spain vs. Macedonia – ESPN Deportes
2:45 p.m. – Ukraine vs. Slovakia – Fox Sports 2
2:45 p.m. – Estonia vs. Slovenia – ESPN 3
2:45 p.m. – San Marino vs. Lithuania – Fox Soccer 2Go
2:45 p.m. – Switzerland vs. England – Fox Sports 1
2:45 p.m. – Austria vs. Sweden – ESPN 3
2:45 p.m. – Montenegro vs. Moldova – ESPN 3
7:00 p.m. – St John’s vs. Florida State – ESPN 3