Match Preview

Monday, November 17, 2014

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The La Liga pair face off in a friendly international on Tuesday - not quite the intense Clasico ties that they will be used to, with the teams merely playing for pride

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Having beaten Portugal and drawn with France in recent matches, the Azzurri will be aware they are unlikely to be in for an easy ride in the home friendly

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Since being left bitterly disappointed by the conclusion of their World Cup campaign, the visitors have embarked on a run of five successive wins under new coach Dunga

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With Asia's top two preparing for the Asian Cup in January, the veteran does not expect either to show their strongest hand in Tuesday's friendly

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Defender Diego Godin claims it will be useful for his side to play on Tuesday without the Barcelona star as he will not be available for the Copa America

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Manuel Neuer and Jerome Boateng are the latest to withdraw from the world champions' squad, while Spain must cope with the absences of David De Gea, Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa

Saturday, November 15, 2014

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Chris Coleman's men have taken seven points from their opening three games in Group B of Euro 2016 qualifying but will take on their strongest opponents so far on Sunday

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The coach said he would quit if his side failed to beat Sunday's opposition after a terrible start to his return to the Dutch job

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The midfielder is set to bring up a century of appearances for his country on Sunday as the Azzurri look to continue their 100 per cent start to Euro 2016 qualification

Friday, November 14, 2014

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The striker is set to become the ninth player to represent the Three Lions on 100 occasions as Roy Hodgson's side look to continue their flawless record in Group E

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Change is afoot as la Roja look to introduce a new breed of young players, but there remains a place for seasoned campaigners

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The Super Eagles are in disarray ahead of their latest qualifier, with the nation needing a minor miracle if they are to qualify

Thursday, November 13, 2014

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Michael O'Neill is without captain Steven Davis, Jamie Ward and Ryan McLaughlin as they look to continue their impressive start against the eastern Europeans on Friday

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The midfielders opted to represent the visitors despite being born in Glasgow and Paisley, respectively, prompting much pre-match talk regarding the reception that they can expect

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The veteran midfielder feels that the Seleccao's seasoned veterans will have a big role to play in their latest Euro 2016 qualifier

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After defeat in Poland and a draw at home to Republic of Ireland, Joachim Low's men will be hoping to get back to their best against the newest Uefa entrant

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After hitting the headlines for the wrong reasons in their clash with Serbia last month, Gianni De Biasi's men are aiming to return to winning ways against the Euro 2016 hosts

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

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The Selecao have recovered well from their World Cup humiliation over the summer and could hand debuts to six new faces in the squad

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The striker was surprised by Guus Hiddink's vow to quit if Holland lose their Euro 2016 qualifier to Lativa and said it was important the squad focused purely on their football

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Fresh from his brilliant performance in Juventus' 7-0 thrashing of Parma, the 30-year-old is poised for his first Albiceleste appearance in three years on Wednesday