Wales play their final game of World Cup qualifying against Belgium this evening
Wales play their final game of World Cup qualifying against Belgium this evening

After England sealed their place at the World Cup in emphatic style last night, Wales will wrap up their own qualifying campaign this evening against Belgium.

We preview all the remaining international action and look ahead to the England team that may line up at Qatar 2022, as well as pondering what is next for out-of-work manager Frank Lampard.

International previews

Rob Page’s men welcome table-toppers Belgium to Cardiff knowing a draw could be enough to seal a seeded spot in the play-offs if other results go their way.

The visitors have already secured their place at next year’s finals but they will face a tough test against an in-form Welsh side who romped to a 5-1 victory over Belarus last time out.

We take a look at how Wales have the players in their ranks to cause the Red Devils problems this evening.

Read more: Where wily Wales can hurt table-toppers Belgium

In South America, the continent's two giants face off tonight as Argentina meet Brazil in a World Cup qualifier.

Brazil have already secured their place at the tournament and the man who scored the goal to get them there was not Neymar, Gabriel Jesus or Vincius Junior — but the unheralded Lucas Paqueta.

We turn the spotlight on the versatile Lyon midfielder and his unlikely resurgence in the last 12 months.

Read more: Brazil star Paqueta is in a Ligue of his own since Lyon switch

Plenty of big names are set to take the field in that game in San Juan, though the aforementioned Neymar misses out on a face-off against Lionel Messi through injury.

Which players would make a combined XI between the two sides? LiveScore pick who we think should get the nod.

Read more: Check out LiveScore’s Argentina x Brazil combined XI

England at Qatar

We name the England XI we would pick at Qatar 2022 if we were in Gareth Southgate's shoes
We name the England XI we would pick at Qatar 2022 if we were in Gareth Southgate's shoes

The Three Lions made sure of their spot at next year’s finals with their biggest ever competitive victory last night — a 10-0 thrashing of San Marino.

With Gareth Southgate’s side safely through, attention is already turning to how England might line up in the Middle East next year.

We put ourselves in Southgate's shoes and pulled together a provisional England XI for the tournament's opening game.

Read more: LiveScore’s England starting XI for the 2022 World Cup

What next for Lampard?

After ruling himself out of the running for the Norwich job, a near 10-month wait for ex-Chelsea boss Lampard to return to management is set to continue.

The legendary midfielder has been linked with several vacant roles since his Blues departure in January but for a variety of reasons is yet to take on a place in the dugout elsewhere.

We ponder what is next in the world of management for Lampard.

Read more: To be Frank, Lampard is limiting his options

Transfer Talk

Liverpool star Mohamed Salah is attracting a lot of interest from Barcelona
Liverpool star Mohamed Salah is attracting a lot of interest from Barcelona

The January transfer window is just over six weeks from opening and clubs are already putting their plans in place as they look to apply some mid-season strengthening to their squads.

Our daily Transfer Talk column leads on Barcelona’s fresh pursuit of Mohamed Salah, with new manager Xavi reportedly wanting the Liverpool star at the Camp Nou "at all costs".

Read more: Barca need Mo money to land Salah and Sterling

Before you go

We also have a host of other football features to keep you entertained throughout the day.

Be sure to check out our extensive World Cup guide, which covers every team to have secured qualification for next year's tournament so far.

The teams who have already qualified for the World Cup in Qatar

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