As the excitement in Europe's domestic leagues builds up, it's all stop and time for international week.
Boring? Pointless? Not a bit of it. Here are five stories to watch closely over the next seven days.
How good are France?
It is nearly two years since Euro 2016 hosts France last played a competitive game of football and so assessing their level is a little tricky.
A lack of competitive games doesn't necessarily inhibit progress, of course. It certainly didn't hurt Aime Jacquet's side in the...