Soccer never stops giving. International breaks in soccer just mean more soccer! Today, there are some great friendlies on as well as some World Cup Qualifying Games, with the U.S. playing Honduras today! Here are some great matches today:
12:00 pm Spain hosting Uruguay
1:30 pm England hosting Brazil. I believe this game is on FoxSoccer and FoxSoccerTV has a delayed broadcast for 4:00 pm.
1:30 pm Netherlands hosting Italy
1:30 pm Sweden hosting Argentina
1:45 pm Belgium hosting Slovakia (We are following the Red Devils on this site to see if they can finally qualify for a major tournament)
1:45 pm Ireland hosting Poland
2:00 pm France hosting Germany (a World Cup favorite but who have not won in France in the recent past)
2:45 pm Portugal hosting Ecuador (time running out on Portugal’s golden generation)
3:00 pm HONDURAS HOSTING U.S. (THIS IS A QUALIFYING GAME – Quarterfinals of CONCACAF Final Group Stage). Write up for the game here. The U.S. will play home and away series against the 5 other remaining teams in CONCACAF (the Hex round). It is a double-round robin. Top 3 teams qualify and the fourth goes to a playoff against the winner of the Oceania region (New Zealand usually).
***Regarding watching the game, Honduras is hosting so they can sell the rights to whomever they want. They selected beIN Sport, a channel carried on Dish Network, Direct TV, and Comcast.
8:00 pm Panama hosting Costa Rica (same as above)
8:30 pm Mexico hosting Jamaica (same as above)
You can watch the Mexico game as well as the Netherlands v. Italy and France v. Germany on ESPN3.