Watford will have a quartet of players representing them on international duty over the next fortnight, for anyone looking for their fix of football as the Premier League takes a back seat.

Three of the four are likely to get a run-out for their countries as qualifying steps up for next year's World Cup in Russia, with some already gearing up for the final round of fixtures.

Andre Carrillo's Peru face a showdown with Argentina in Buenos Aires on Friday at 12.30am, and lead their hosts in the South American qualifying table by the tightest of margins - with only goals scored seperating the two.

Peru currently sit fourth, in the final automatic qualification position, but only seven points seperate second-placed Uruguay and Ecuador in eighth.

After that test against Lionel Messi and company, Carrillo could again be in action as Peru host third-placed Colombia next Wednesday at 12.30am.

The country has not qualified for a World Cup since reaching the finals in Spain in 1982.

Greek number-one Orestis Karnezis could be celebrating by the time Watford next play with a place in Russia still very much a possibility.

Cyprus and Gibraltar stand between them and a play-off place in Group H of European qualifying, and they trail second-placed Bosnia and Herzegovina by a point.

Karnezis has conceded only four goals in the seven games he's played between the sticks for his country in qualifying.

Greece travel to Cyprus on Saturday at 7.45pm, before hosting Gibraltar next Tuesday at the same time.

Molla Wague can have only faint hopes of a place in Russia with his Mali side bottom of their African qualification group.

They need to make up a five-point deficit on leaders Ivory Coast from the next two games, and host them on Friday night at 8pm.

Mali's qualification will be ruled out with anything but a win, but their fixtures don't round up until next month, when they travel to Gabon on November 5.

If Mali's situation looks bad, Austria's is worse. Daniel Bachmann will likely be on the bench for the visit of Serbia to Vienna on Friday at 7.45pm, in a game which could seal the country's fate and give the Watford goalkeeper a free summer next year.

Austria have nine points from eight games and are five off second-placed Wales, who they need to upend in order to stand any chance of qualification.

They travel to Moldova on Monday at 7.45pm but their campaign could be already over by then - and even if it is not, their European qualification group could well be the unlucky 'ninth' group not to receive a play-off spot at all, meaning only the group leaders would qualify.