September 2018 international break: Every match, kick-off times & competition details

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Following a month of World Cup action over the summer, the first international break of the 2018-19 season has arrived.

Premier League and Ligue 1 teams have so far played out four fixtures each, La Liga and Serie A three, while the new Bundesliga campaign is only two games in as we head into a 10-day rest period.

The 2018 September break sees the introduction of the new, bi-yearly UEFA Nations League, where 55 teams are split into four leagues (A-D), each consisting of four groups.

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The winners of Group B, C and D will win promotion, while those who finish bottom of Groups A, B and C will be relegated. Then, in June 2019, the four league winners of Group A will contest the semi-finals, a third-place play-off and a final for the title of Nations League champions.

The England national team will meet for the first time since their World Cup semi-final run at the Russia World Cup ahead of their opener against Spain at Wembley on Saturday, before travelling to face Switzerland in a friendly on Tuesday.

And while manager Gareth Southgate has explained the tournament format to his Three Lions squad, not all of them are yet familiar with the system.

“It is quite confusing – I don’t know what you guys think of it?” said Harry Maguire when asked for his opinion of the new concept. “The boss tried to explain it to us the best he could the other day. I think he has got his head around it now, but it took a lot of studying.

“It is confusing, but we are trying to get our heads round it. For us players, we just go into each game trying to win it and see where it takes us. So we will see after the game.”

There are also a host of friendlies across the international break, as well as the second round of fixtures from the African Cup of Nations qualifying.

Goal runs through a day-by-day guide of which games are being played before the return of domestic football next weekend.


FixtureCompetitionTime (UK)
Slovakia vs DenmarkFriendly19:00
Fiji vs Solomon IslandsFriendly07:30


FixtureCompetitionTime (UK)
Germany vs FranceUEFA Nations League19:45
Czech Republic vs UkraineUEFA Nations League19:45
Wales vs Republic of IrelandUEFA Nations League19:45
Slovenia vs BulgariaUEFA Nations League19:45
Norway vs CyprusUEFA Nations League19:45
Kazakhstan vs GeorgiaUEFA Nations League15:00
Armenia vs LiechtensteinUEFA Nations League17:00
Latvia vs AndorraUEFA Nations League19:45
Gibraltar vs MacedoniaUEFA Nations League19:45
Austria vs SwedenFriendly19:45
Netherlands vs PeruFriendly19:45
Portugal vs CroatiaFriendly19:45
Trinidad and Tobago vs UAEFriendly11:00
Bahrain vs PhilippinesFriendly15:00
Kyrgyzstan vs PalestineFriendly15:00
Uzbekistan vs SyriaFriendly16:00
Jordan vs LebanonFriendly17:00


FixtureCompetitionTime (UK)
Italy vs PolandUEFA Nations League19:45
Turkey vs RussiaUEFA Nations League19:45
Albania vs IsraelUEFA Nations League19:45
Lithuania vs SerbiaUEFA Nations League19:45
Romania vs MontenegroUEFA Nations League19:45
Azerbaijan vs KosovoUEFA Nations League17:00
Faroe Islands vs MaltaUEFA Nations League19:45
Japan vs ChileFriendly11:00
Korea Republic vs Costa RicaFriendly12:00
Qatar vs ChinaFriendly17:00
Scotland vs BelgiumFriendly19:45
Chinese Taipei vs MalaysiaFriendly12:00
Singapore vs MauritiusFriendly12:30


FixtureCompetitionTime (UK)
Switzerland vs IcelandUEFA Nations League17:00
England vs SpainUEFA Nations League19:45
Northern Ireland vs Bosnia-HerzegovinaUEFA Nations League14:00
Finland vs HungaryUEFA Nations League17:00
Estonia vs GreeceUEFA Nations League19:45
Belarus vs San MarinoUEFA Nations League17:00
Luxembourg vs MoldovaUEFA Nations League19:45
Comoros vs CameroonAfrica Cup of Nations Qualifying13:00
Seychelles vs NigeriaAfrica Cup of Nations Qualifying13:30
South Africa vs LibyaAfrica Cup of Nations Qualifying14:00
Kenya vs GhanaAfrica Cup of Nations Qualifying14:00
Uganda vs TanzaniaAfrica Cup of Nations Qualifying14:00
Namibia vs ZambiaAfrica Cup of Nations Qualifying15:00
Equatorial Guinea vs SudanAfrica Cup of Nations Qualifying16:00
Gabon vs BurundiAfrica Cup of Nations Qualifying16:00
Mozambique vs Guinea-BissauAfrica Cup of Nations Qualifying16:00
Gambia vs AlgeriaAfrica Cup of Nations Qualifying17:30
Mauritania vs Burkina FasoAfrica Cup of Nations Qualifying18:00
Egypt vs NigerAfrica Cup of Nations Qualifying19:00
Morocco vs MalawiAfrica Cup of Nations Qualifying21:00
United States vs BrazilFriendly00:30
Venezuela vs ColombiaFriendly01:00
Ecuador vs JamaicaFriendly01:00
Mexico vs UruguayFriendly03:00
Argentina vs GuatemalaFriendly04:00


FixtureCompetitionTime (UK)
France vs NetherlandsUEFA Nations League19:45
Ukraine vs SlovakiaUEFA Nations League14:00
Denmark vs WalesUEFA Nations League17:00
Bulgaria vs NorwayUEFA Nations League17:00
Cyprus vs SloveniaUEFA Nations League19:45
Georgia vs LatviaUEFA Nations League17:00
Macedonia vs ArmeniaUEFA Nations League17:00
Liechtenstein vs GibraltarUEFA Nations League19:45
Madagascar vs SenegalAfrica Cup of Nations Qualifying12:30
South Sudan vs MaliAfrica Cup of Nations Qualifying14:00
Etheopia vs Sierra LeoneAfrica Cup of Nations Qualifying14:00
Swaziland vs TunisiaAfrica Cup of Nations Qualifying14:00
Lesotho vs Cape Verde IslandsAfrica Cup of Nations Qualifying14:00
Rwanda vs Ivory CoastAfrica Cup of Nations Qualifying14:30
Angola vs BotswanaAfrica Cup of Nations Qualifying16:00
Togo vs BeninAfrica Cup of Nations Qualifying17:00
Liberia vs Congo DRAfrica Cup of Nations Qualifying17:00
Guinea va Central African RepublicAfrica Cup of Nations Qualifying17:30
Germany vs PeruFriendly19:45
Lebanon vs OmanFriendly17:00


FixtureCompetitionTime (UK)
Portugal vs ItalyUEFA Nations League19:45
Sweden vs TurkeyUEFA Nations League19:45
Scotland vs AlbaniaUEFA Nations League19:45
Serbia vs RomaniaUEFA Nations League19:45
Montenegro vs LithuaniaUEFA Nations League19:45
Andorra vs KazakhstanUEFA Nations League19:45
Kosovo vs Faroe IslandsUEFA Nations League19:45
Malta vs AzerbaijanUEFA Nations League19:45
Russia vs Czech RepublicFriendly17:00
Saudi Arabia vs BoliviaFriendly18:15


FixtureCompetitionTime (UK)
Iceland vs BelgiumUEFA Nations League19:45
Spain vs CroatiaUEFA Nations League19:45
Bosnia-Herzegovina vs AustriaUEFA Nations League19:45
Hungary vs GreeceUEFA Nations League19:45
Finland vs EstoniaUEFA Nations League19:45
San Marino vs LuxembourgUEFA Nations League19:45
Moldova vs BelarusUEFA Nations League19:45
Japan vs Costa RicaFriendly11:00
Korea Republic vs ChileFriendly12:00
Uzbekistan vs IranFriendly16:00
Poland vs Republic of IrelandFriendly19:45
Northern Ireland vs IsraelFriendly19:45
England vs SwitzerlandFriendly20:00
Singapore vs FijiFriendly12:30
Jordan vs OmanFriendly17:00


FixtureCompetitionTime (UK)
Colombia vs ArgentinaFriendly01:00
United States vs MexicoFriendly01:30
Brazil vs El SalvidorFriendly01:30
Panama vs VenezuelaFriendly02:00
Ecuador vs GuatemalaFriendly02:00