|MOLDOVA v ENGLAND l 8 SEPTEMBER l 2.40 AM SUPERSPORT 3
A depleted England side will look to rely on goals from midfield in their opening qualifier against underdogs Moldova, with just three strikers making the trip. Injuries to Wayne Rooney and Andy Carroll strips the Three Lions of two major threats upfront and the goalscoring mantle has to be taken over by the diminutive Jermaine Defoe and the largely inexperienced duo: Danny Welbeck and Daniel Sturridge. On paper, the injury-hit England still look too strong for Moldova. But, will it be as straightforward as the statistics suggest?
|ARGENTINA v PARAGUAY l 8 SEPTEMBER l 6.50 AM SUPERSPORT 3
|SANTOS v SAO PAULO l 10 SEPTEMBER 2.55 AM SUPERSPORT 3
This is the only match that boasts two of the most highly rated and sought-after young footballers in world football today; the mercurial Neymar and the man that turned down Sir Alex Feguson to join the riches of Paris Saint Germain; Lucas Moura. Billed as the “San Sao” derby, this corresponding fixture last April ended with a 3-1 win for Santos courtesy of Neymar’s sumptuous hat-trick. Will Neymar steal the limelight again this time around?