Euro qualifiers continue

8 Oct

Yes people, it’s time for another international break, which means it’s time for Euro qualifiers and a few friendlies scattered around the globe.  In Europe, France, the Czech Republic and Portugal are off to a rough start and would be helped greatly by wins this weekend. However, Denmark is no pushover for Portugal and Scotland can be dangerous for the Czechs. Germany and Turkey also play today in a rematch of the Euro semifinal in 2008 and it should be one of the day’s more intriguing match-ups. The day’s first result was a surprise as Armenia took out Slovakia, 3-1.

Elsewhere around the globe, the U.S. is playing Poland in a friendly on Saturday (since Poland automatically qualified as the host nation of Euro).  The U.S. has 13 players from the World Cup squad and is made up primarily of overseas players.  Brek Shea and Heath Pearce of FC Dallas are the exception.  Saturday’s game will be a chance for U.S. fans to finally see the first appearance of midfielder Jermaine Jones after many delays.

Euro qualifiers
October 8

Armenia 3:1 Slovakia (B)
Kazakhstan vs. Belgium (A)
Hungary vs. San Marino (E)
Andorra vs. Macedonia (B)
Georgia vs. Malta (F)
Cyprus vs. Norway (H)
Luxembourg vs. Belarus (D)
Czech Republic vs. Scotland (I)
Moldova vs. Netherlands (E)
Albania vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina (D)
Austria vs. Azerbaijan (A)
Serbia vs. Estonia (C)
Wales vs. Bulgaria (G)
Montenegro vs. Switzerland (G)
Germany vs. Turkey (A)
Northern Ireland vs. Italy (C)
Slovenia vs. Faroe Islands (C)
Ireland vs. Russia (B)
Greece vs. Latvia (F)
Portugal vs. Denmark (H)
Spain vs. Lithuania (I)

October 9
France vs. Romania (D)
Israel vs. Croatia (F)

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