Match Preview

Saturday, September 6, 2014

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Martin O'Neill takes charge of the Boys in Green for his maiden competitive outing but will have to make do without the Wigan winger against Temuri Ketsbaiai's men

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Joachim Low has a number of key players unavailable as his side begin their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign, while Gordon Strachan's men are unbeaten in six games

Friday, September 5, 2014

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The Lille goalkeeper has withdrawn from the squad for family reasons as the Super Eagles aim to ignore their off-the-pitch problems and player disputes

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Sulley Muntari, Kevin-Prince Boateng and Michael Essien are all out of the squad as the Black Stars aim to put their controversial World Cup campaign behind them

Thursday, September 4, 2014

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Two sides who went agonisingly close to reaching the quarter-finals of Brazil 2014 collide in a potentially thrilling friendly in California

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The former midfielder returns for another stint in charge of his country and has made wholesale changes to the squad embarrassed by Germany earlier this summer

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

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The Premier League duo's younger brothers are set to take part, however, as Marc Wilmots' men face an Australia side buoyed by their efforts at the World Cup

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Gerard Pique, Juan Mata and Fernando Torres were all omitted, while a number of retirements and injuries have left la Roja with a much-changed squad

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With Mario Balotelli, Arjen Robben and other star names not involved, both coaches could experiment in their first game in charge

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

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The Three Lions failed to win a single match in Brazil and, with Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard retiring since, head into the Euro 2016 qualifiers with a youthful look

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The Barcelona forward's injury keeps him and a number of other Albiceleste stars sidelined as Gerardo Martino's side seek to exact revenge on Joachim Low's men

Saturday, August 30, 2014

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Steve Bruce's men crashed out of Europe at the hands of Lokeren and must get over that disappointment quickly as they face a Villa side that have yet to lose or concede this term

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The North Londoners were hammered 5-0 by the Reds at White Hart Lane last season, though will take on a new-look Merseyside attack with the Italy international set to make his bow

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Arsene Wenger has been impressed by last season's Championship winners, who have been boosted by the capture of Esteban Cambiasso, and hopes to build on an unbeaten start so far

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The Swede has returned to training after his recent rib injury but is expected to be one of several absentees from the game at Parc des Princes

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The former fan favourite will be hoping his first competitive game in charge ends in a morale-boosting win, but the Biancocelesti have provided their new coach with a strong squad

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Carlo Ancelotti's men kicked off their Liga campaign with an underwhelming win at home to Cordoba and a massive improvement will be required if they are to triumph at the Anoeta

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The Nerazzurri have not lost to the Granata since February 1994 and they will be confident of extending that run with a squad that has been significantly strengthened this summer

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Lionel Messi's double helped last season's runners up to a victory at Camp Nou in their first home game but 2013-14's sixth-placed side could prove trickier

Friday, August 29, 2014

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The reigning Primera Division champions were held to a 0-0 draw at Rayo Vallecano on Monday so will therefore be desperate to triumph in their opening home game of the new season