Wayne Rooney faces a fitness race to play for England against Estonia on Friday after sitting out training on Tuesday.
Danny Ings, who received his first call-up this month, and midfielder Jonjo Shelvey also did not train.
The FA reported that all three players suffered knocks while playing for their Premier League clubs last weekend, though Manchester United's Rooney played all 90 minutes in a 3-0 defeat to Arsenal on Sunday.
Ings played 76 minutes for Liverpool while Shelvey played 86 for...
The final week of UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying begins on Thursday, and 15 berths will be claimed by Oct. 13.
Though only five berths have been officially claimed (Austria, Czech Republic, England and Iceland, plus host France), most of the top teams have nearly sewn up their spots. That means the remaining drama lies largely in teams jockeying between second place (and an automatic berth) and third place (and a playoff), or among countries fighting simply to make the playoffs.
Remember that the top two teams in each of the nine groups qualify directly, along with the best of the nine third-place teams. The other eight third-place teams enter home-and-home playoffs for the final four places in France.
Here's how ESPN's Soccer Power Index forecasts the final games of group play, with odds for qualifying either directly or for the playoffs. All percentages are based on 10,000 SPI simulations. (For more information on SPI, see Nate Silver's explainers here, here and here.)
The nine groups are divided into three categories based on the remaining drama expected:
Blatter, 79, is determined to stay in power until an emergency election in February, despite being under criminal investigation in Switzerland over alleged financial wrongdoing while running FIFA and at risk of being suspended by his organization's own ethics committee.
Wales are "ready" ahead of Saturday's European Championship Group B qualifier away to Bosnia-Herzegovina which could see them end their 58-year absence from a major tournament, Gareth Bale said as he declared himself fit to play.