Internationals October (World Cup Qualifiers + Nations League Finals)

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Nations League Finals:

Semi-finals

Wednesday 6 October: Italy vs Spain (San Siro, Milan, 20:45 CET)
Thursday 7 October: Belgium vs France (Juventus Stadium, Turin, 20:45 CET)

Match for third place (Juventus Stadium, 10 October, 15:00 CET)
Loser semi-final 1 vs loser semi-final 2

Final (San Siro, 10 October, 20:45 CET)
Winner semi-final 1 vs winner semi-final 2

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World Cup Qualifiers:

Matches kick off at 20:45 CET unless otherwise stated. All times CET.

MATCHDAY 7
Friday 8 October

Group E
: Czech Republic vs Wales, Estonia vs Belarus
Group G: Gibraltar vs Montenegro, Latvia vs Netherlands, Turkey vs Norway
Group H: Cyprus vs Croatia, Malta vs Slovenia, Russia vs Slovakia
Group J: Germany vs Romania, Iceland vs Armenia, Liechtenstein vs North Macedonia

Saturday 9 October

Group A
: Azerbaijan vs Republic of Ireland (18:00), Luxembourg vs Serbia
Group B: Georgia vs Greece (18:00), Sweden vs Kosovo (18:00)
Group C: Lithuania vs Bulgaria (15:00), Switzerland vs Northern Ireland
Group D: Kazakhstan vs Bosnia and Herzegovina (15:00), Finland vs Ukraine (18:00)
Group F: Scotland vs Israel (18:00), Faroe Islands vs Austria, Moldova vs Denmark
Group I: Andorra vs England, Hungary vs Albania, Poland vs San Marino

MATCHDAY 8
Monday 11 October

Group E
: Belarus vs Czech Republic, Estonia vs Wales
Group G: Latvia vs Turkey, Netherlands vs Gibraltar, Norway vs Montenegro
Group H: Croatia vs Slovakia, Cyprus vs Malta, Slovenia vs Russia
Group J: Iceland vs Liechtenstein, North Macedonia vs Germany, Romania vs Armenia

Tuesday 12 October

Group A
: Portugal vs Luxembourg, Serbia vs Azerbaijan
Group B: Kosovo vs Georgia, Sweden vs Greece
Group C: Bulgaria vs Northern Ireland, Lithuania vs Switzerland
Group D: Kazakhstan vs Finland (16:00), Ukraine vs Bosnia and Herzegovina
Group F: Denmark vs Austria, Faroe Islands vs Scotland, Israel vs Moldova
Group I: Albania vs Poland, England vs Hungary, San Marino vs Andorra
 

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Not too bothered about this break, it can actually be a nice break from club football and the current toxicity surrounding United on here. The September one can get in the bin though.

The nation league games should be alright too.
 

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Big games for us coming up. Denmark will top the group but two wins should solidify 2nd for us.
 

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Can’t believe Abraham hasn’t been called up. Done way more than Sancho or Kane this season.
 

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Can’t believe Abraham hasn’t been called up. Done way more than Sancho or Kane this season.
Keep it up and he'll be in ahead of Watkins, I'm sure. Regardless of form, there's no way Kane is getting dropped from the England squad.
 

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I'm kinda with Southgate on Bellingham and Greenwood.

They don't need to be playing 60 odd games per season at their age.

Nice to see Tomori back in as well.
 

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Completely forgot France was in the final 4 :boring: Beating Belgium always feels good and it should be a good final against either Italy or Spain.
 

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I'm kinda with Southgate on Bellingham and Greenwood.

They don't need to be playing 60 odd games per season at their age.

Nice to see Tomori back in as well.
Yet he takes Saka who is in the exact same situation.
 

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Nah surely not another one. They've just come back from this bollocks.
 

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Nah surely not another one. They've just come back from this bollocks.
Seriously, feck these international breaks. The club season has no momentum about it, whatsoever, at the start, which is when the excitement tends to be at it's highest level.
 

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Germany squad for the next round of internationals. Thomas Müller reunited with Hansi Flick after he was missing Flick's NT debut due to injury. Mats Hummels still left out since he's just returning from injury and other defenders like Süle and Rüdiger are in better form.
 

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Seriously, feck these international breaks. The club season has no momentum about it, whatsoever, at the start, which is when the excitement tends to be at it's highest level.
Precisely. Not only the first one is in september which kills the joy early, the second follows after barely a month.

On the other hand I'm nit sure you can honestly say watching United is joyful as of late but yeah..
 

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Would much rather they do an international month from mid august to mid september and then carry on with league football.
 

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Haaland's missing the international break. They play Turkey away and Montenegro at home.

There's a separate thread for moaning about the international break. This one is for the actual games.
 

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Football is great, you can win them all trophies and feel the best… still in one or two months time it is all rolling again for everybody. So we have these sf and final games of this glorified Nations League instalment, which will no doubt cause stirring in case we lose to Spain on Wed and, in case, to Belgium or France on Sunday. Going with 1-1 and penalties again, both games. :wenger:

(Just happy we Italian fans can applaud the Azzurri live, from the San Siro stands, again, and looking forward to the usual collective anthem belting already :lol:)
 

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People complaining about internationals can do one. Canada has a chance to qualify for a World Cup for the first time in ages!

Absolutely vital we get something against Jamaica and Panama. Anything against Mexico is a bonus. 4 points is the "worst" we can do here to stay on pace. 6-7 points would be a good return, and 9 would be sensational.
 

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From being named player of the tournament and winning the Euros for your country to probably receiving a hostile reception from the home fans a couple of months later. Must suck :lol:
 

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I dont remember how any of the Nations League has gone to date but how did England get eliminated?
 

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Looking forward to nations league a bit. Great games and more than a friendly. I do not care who wins, but going to enjoy the football.
Really like a break away from watching United annoy me most games.

It is really perfect they have these international break so you get a break from 4 weeks of club football. We got christmas with a lot of games, but then have no work so really enjoy it.