Barcelona superstar striker Lionel Messi competes for ball v Juventus
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Barcelona superstar striker Lionel Messi trained alone after Barcelona’s humbling 3-0 defeat to Italian giants Juventus in their first leg Champions League quarter-final tie in Turin. Messi missed Luis Enrique’s dressing-down of his side after the massive Juventus defeat. Enrique spoke to his side for half an hour ahead of Wednesday’s training session however Messi was not present at the meeting.
Messi has trained alone in the aftermath of a big match and Barcelona did not report that the Argentine striker was suffering with any illness or injury. Reportedly Messi chose to train on his own in the gym ahead of Barcelona’s La Liga cmatch with Real Sociedad on Saturday. Messi’s friend and teammate Neymar was also training in the gym after he was ruled out of this weekend’s match with Real Sociedad through suspension.
A double from Juventus’ Paulo Dybala and Giorgio Chiellini’s second-half header means Juve go into the return leg at Camp Nou with an early advantage in the crucial Champions League quarter-final clash that will determine which club will progress to earn a spot in the 2017 Champions League Semi-finals..
Luis Enrique will step down as Barcelona manager this summer. Enrique was furious after Barcas amazing 3-0 defeat as tensions continue to rise at Barcelona who have suffered a frustrating campaign both domestically and in Europe.
To date the top goal scorers in the Spanish Primera League are Lionel Messi, Barcelona 27 goals; Luis Suarez, Barcelona 24 goals; Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid 19 goals; Iago Aspas, Celta de Vigo 16 goals; Antoinne Griezmann, Atletico Madrid 15 goals.
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Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona scores a disallowed goal during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match Juventus v FC Barcelona at Juventus Stadium on April 11, 2017 in Turin, Italy.
Lionel Messi looks dejected after Malaga's Jony Rodriguez scored his team's second goal during the Spanish La Liga match between Malaga CF and FC Barcelona at La Rosaleda stadium on April 8, 2017 in Malaga, Spain.
Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring his team's third goal during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Sevilla FC at Camp Nou stadium on April 5, 2017 in Barcelona, Spain.
April 11, 2017 23:50
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Manchester United’s manager Jose Mourinho and his talented side have their eyes on the Europa League trophy and glory as they prepare for their upcoming match on April 13th against Anderlecht in Belgium in the first leg of their Europa League quarterfinal in Mourinho’s first season at the helm at Old Trafford. United are scrapping for a top-four finish in the Premier League, and the Europa League crown that offers a fail-safe return to the Champions League tournament in the 2017-18 season.
United midfielder Luke Shaw believes his side have what it takes to become "unstoppable'' in their quest for 2017 Europa League glory. Shaw said the team approach brimming with confidence.
"It was a really good win and a really important one,'' said Shaw of United's 3-0 Sunday win at Sunderland. "We needed to win to fight for that top-four spot and this game should kick us to go on a winning run between now and the end of the season. Every single game is massive now, but I think the one on Thursday is huge. We have to treat every game in that competition now like it's a final. We want to win that tournament. We fight for whatever we have got left, I just think we have to have that mentality where every game is a cup final and not worry about which competition it is in. But, yeah, the Europa League is a massive thing for us now -- it's a trophy and it gives us qualification for the Champions League.''
With Community Shield and EFL Cup victories under their belts, winning the Europa League is a top priority for United.
"I think we have to look at that as the priority now,'' Shaw said. "We've got to fight for that. Anderlecht will be tough, every team left in this stage of the competition will have quality. We've got to focus all week on what their strengths and weaknesses are, but most of all we need to focus on ourselves, what we do and how we play. With the players we have got, we can be unstoppable.''
Shaw was left off the squad for St Etienne and Rostov, but he has hope of being involved in Belgium. The 21-year-old was a surprise substitute against Everton and a start at Sunderland, with the left-back performing impressively at the Stadium of Light.
"I've got a massive smile on my face,'' said Shaw. “It's great to have got 60 minutes under my belt and to help the team get the victory we needed. I wanted to play 90 minutes but it is the manager's call and I think the manager made a good decision to sort of make sure I didn't get that second yellow. I felt really good, felt really fit and now on from here I just want to work hard in training and keep playing games. I feel really good, I feel really confident. I took what the manager said on board and, like I said, I will work hard until the end. I want to be at this place and hopefully I can carry on giving great performances for the club until the end of the season.''
United superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic took his goal tally to 28 at the Stadium of Light. After the match Ibra compared himself to Benjamin Button.
"Listen, whatever he says he backs up,'' said Shaw. "He always delivers and he delivers at the most important times. At Sunderland he was really good again, setting up Rashford's goal at the end and obviously scoring the important goal for us at the start. It is wonderful to have a great player like him in our team and hopefully he keeps going until the end of the season and helping us.''
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April 2, 2017 21:38
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Former Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has led Celtic to the Scottish Premier League title. The Bhoys' status as champions was officially confirmed on Sunday with an emphatic 5-0 win away to Hearts.
Scott Sinclair’s hat-trick combined with goals from Stuart Armstrong and Patrick Roberts gave Brendan Rodgers' Celtic side the Scotland Premier League title in style at Tynecastle. Celtic's 48th title had long been assured due to their 22-point lead over Aberdeen prior to the game, but ex-Reds boss Rodgers fought hard against fifth-placed Hearts for their 3 points. Rodgers joined Celtic only last summer, but in a brief time led the side to their sixth straight championship. Now the task for the Northern Irishman and his men now is to try and finish the entire campaign unbeaten. Celtic have former Reds defender Kolo Toure fighting for them as a key player in winning 28 of their 30 league games so far, and are eight games from finishing the campaign unbeaten.
Rodgers said: “I’ve grown up with the club, and to be responsible to give the supporters that joy is really humbling for me, said Rodgers. "And it’s also a really huge thank-you to the players and the staff because they’ve been able to do it, been able to impose what we’ve been trying to work on, on the training field, and they’ve won it in this record time, which is great."
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Sadio Mane scores opening goal for Liverpool against Everton
Liverpool 3-1 Everton
Liverpool Goals: Sadio Mane 8, Phillippe Coutinho 31, Divock Origi 60
Everton Goal: Matthew Pennington 28
Liverpool has three wins out of three in the Merseyside Derby for manager Jurgen Klopp, who is delighted with his side’s performance, but worried about Sadio Mane’s fitness. Everton’s barren run at Anfield continued with no win here since 1999. Jurgen Klopp is worried that Liverpool don't have a replacement for Sadio Mane if the injury picked up by the winger in the Merseyside derby is significant. Mane was forced off at Anfield Stadium with what appeared to be an ankle injury but left the field under his own steam giving a thumbs up. Klopp suggested immediately after the final whistle that his top scorer will not be available for Bournemouth on Wednesday but said he was unsure of any more accurate diagnosis than that. The knock happened in a challenge with Leighton Baines. Reds boss Klopp knows he must find a solution for any games without Mane, whose opening goal against the Blues was his 13th goal of the season. Klopp hopes Daniel Sturridge will be available to return while youngsters Trent Alexander-Arnold and Ben Woodburn may be added to the starting line-up. "We can cope with his absence, but we don’t have a one for one replacement. That is the truth and hopefully Daniel Sturridge can be available,” said Klopp. "Trent was brought in, Ben Woodburn. If he's injured (Mane) that it is not cool and that is why I don’t feel 100% happy. Now we have three days to find ‘the solution’ but we don’t have a one on one replacement."
Liverpool had to make do without Mane in January due to African Cup of Nations. During Mane’s adsence, the Reds managed to win only one game out of seven and which saw them drop out of the title race.
Asked if he learned anything from that period, Klopp replied, "Yes we missed his speed."
A revitalised Phillipe Coutinho was named the Man of the Match.
"Everyone could see. He could have continued to make a difference with his genius passing and his speed, but it was a decision because we really need him and 70 minutes was absolutely enough after his trip and playing the games for Brazil. It was a fantastic game from him absolutely fantastic, in both directions – offensive and defensive – that was really good,” said Klopp about Coutinho’s performance. "I am happy, happy, happy about this. His reaction is a positive, he wants to play football and felt like he could. 20 minutes more in his legs for Wednesday."
Mignolet, Clyne, Matip, Lovren, Milner, Can, Lucas, Wijnaldum, Mane, Firmino, Coutinho. Subs: Karius, Grujic, Klavan, Moreno, Origi, Woodburn, Alexander-Arnold.
Robles, Jagielka, Williams, Holgate, Pennington, Davies, Gueye, Baines, Barkley, Lukaku, Calvert-Lewin. Subs: Kone, Mirallas, Barry, Valencia, Stekelenburg, Lookman, Kenny.
First Division League Leaders as of April 3, 2017
English Premier League: Chelsea (69), Tottenham Hotspur (59), Manchester City (57), Liverpool (56), Manchester United (52).
Scotland Premier League: Celtic (86), Aberdeen (61), Rangers (51), St. Johnstone (43), Hearts (41)
Spain La Liga: Real Madrid (65), Barcelona (63), Sevilla (57), Atletico Madrid (55), Villarreal (48).
Italian Serie A: Juventus (73), Roma (65), Napoli (63), Lazio (57), Inter (55).
German Bundesliga: Bayern Munich (62), Leipzig (49), Dortmund (46), Hoffenheim (45), Hertha (40).
French Ligue 1: Monaco (71), PSG (68)m Nice (64), Lyon (50), Marseilles (46).
American MLS: East — Atlanta, Orlando, NYRB 6. West — Portland 9, Dallas 7, Houston and San Jose 6.
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Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez are the top goal scorers in the Spanish La Liga respectively
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The battle for the La Liga title and trophy at the top of the Spanish Primera League is raging between titan clubs Real Madrid, 65 points, FC Barcelona 63 points, Sevilla, 57 points, and Atletico Matrid with 55 points to date.
Top Spanish La Liga goal scorer, twenty-nine year old superstar Barcelona striker Lionel Messi was surprisingly suspended for 4 matches for hurling “insulting words” at an assistant referee during Argentina’s 1-0 defeat of Chile in the World Cup 2018 Qualifiers. Messi remains free to play for his Spanish La Liga club, Barca however. Messi is banned for three of his country's four remaining qualifiers but is making an appeal.
Titan club Barcelona described Lionel Messi's four-match international ban with Argentina as "unfair and totally disproportionate" In a released statement, Barcelona stated their "surprise and indignation" at the severity of the Fifa disciplinary ruling.
"The club considers the four-match suspension finally imposed on the Argentine player to be unfair and totally disproportionate," said Barcelona in a statement to the media. "Finally, FC Barcelona wishes to reiterate its support for Leo Messi, an exemplary player in terms of conduct both on and off the pitch."
In a shocking statement Messi's suspension was announced just five and a half hours before Argentina's 2-0 World Cup qualifier that resulted in their defeat by Bolivia on Tuesday. The loss to Bolivia saw Argentina drop to fifth on the World Cup 2018 table, below the top-four spots for automatic qualification for Russia 2018.
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Spain La Liga Top Goal Scorers
Lionel Messi, Barcelona, 25 Goals scored, 7 Assists
Luis Suárez, Barcelona, 22 Goals scored, 9 Assists
Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid, 19 Goals scored, 5 Assists
Iago Aspas, Celta Vigo, 15 Goals scored, 3 Assists
Antoine Griezmann, Atl Madrid, 14 Goals scored, 7 Assists
Gerard Moreno, Espanyol, 11 Goals scored, 3 Assists
Kevin Gameiro, Atl Madrid, 10 Goals scored, 5 Assists
Sergi Enrich, Eibar, 10 Goals scored, 5 Assists
Rubén Castro, Real Betis, 10 Goals scored
Pablo Piatti, Espanyol, 9 Goals scored, 9 Assists
Willian José, Real Sociedad, 9 Goals scored
Wissam Ben Yedder, Sevilla, 9 Goals scored
Aduriz, Ath Bilbao, 9 Goals scored
Neymar, Barcelona, 8 Goals scored
Pedro León, Eibar, 8 Goals scored, 5 Assists
Karim Benzema, Real Madrid, 8 Goals scored, 4 Assists
Yannick Carrasco, Atl Madrid, 8 Goals scored
Álvaro Morata, Real Madrid, 8 Goals scored
Kevin-Prince Boateng, Las Palmas, 8 Goals scored
Duje Cop, Sporting Gijón, 8 Goals scored, 2 Assists
Florin And one, Deportivo La Coruña, 8 Goals scored, 1 Assists
Nicola Sansone, Villarreal, 7 Goals scored, 3 Assists
Raúl García, Ath Bilbao, 7 Goals scored, 3 Assists
Gareth Bale, Real Madrid, 7 Goals scored, 2 Assists
Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid
Popular Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring in Real Madrid’s friendly against Sweden to equal Mirsolav Klose's record of 71 international goals as he moved into the top 10 International goal-scorers of all time in history. The Real Madrid forward, who scored his 69th and 70th international goals in the 3-0 defeat of Hungary, scored his 71st goal to open the scoring at the Estádio dos Barreiros. SR7 slotted past goalkeeper Karl Johnsson in the 18th minute to take his place among some of international soccer’s greats. The goal put Ronaldo joint-ninth in the all-time rankings, alongside Germany’s Miroslav Klose, Saudi Arabia’s Majed Abdullah, Malawi’s Kinnah Phiri and Thailand’s Kiatsuk Senamuang. By equalling Klose’s record, Ronaldo also becomes the joint-third highest European international goal scorer in history. Only Hungary’s Sandor Kocsis (75) and Ferenc Puskas (84) have scored more.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Carlos Tevez may make a return to Old Trafford as Michael Carrick hopes to reunite Manchester United’s 2008 Champions League heroes for his testimonial this summer. A United 2008 XI will face Michael Carrick’s XI on June 4, 2017 to celebrate the midfielder’s 11 years at mighty Man Utd, after joining from Tottenham Hotspur in 2006. Others on the squad that beat Chelsea in Moscow include Edwin van der Sar, Rio Ferdinand, Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs.
Real Madrid’s highly paid striker Cristiano Ronaldo is the third highest goal scorer in the Spanish Primera League to date this season. Recently a statue of CR7 was revealed at the airport named after him. The statue is a bit bizarre, but sculptor Emanuel Santos defended his work. The sculpture did not appeal to many of Ronaldo’s fans but Santos said his work is just "a matter of taste". Santos said the bust, unveiled on the Portuguese island of Madeira, was "not as simple as it seems" to create in response to fans questioning the work's resemblance to the player after it was revealed at a ceremony to name the island's airport after Ronaldo, Aeroporto Cristiano Ronaldo.
"It is impossible to please the Greeks and Trojans. Neither did Jesus please everyone," Mr Santos said. He said that his creation took him 15 days to complete and that the finished item "was a matter of taste". Mr Santos said that Ronaldo had asked him to make minor changes in order to make the player look younger. "He only asked for some wrinkles that gave him a certain expression in his face when he's about to laugh to be changed," he said.
Cristiano Ronaldo beat his arch rival Lionel Messi to be named the world’s highest-earning athlete in 2016. The Real Madrid striker tops Forbes magazine’s list for the first time, having earned $88 million (£70.6m) in 2016, up from $80m (£64.2m) in 2015. Messi follows in second-place with his income at $81m ($65m).
Rumor has it that Wales superstar striker Gareth Bale wants to leave Spanish giants Real Madrid with gossip that Bale is tired of playing in the shadow of Ronaldo. Bale joined Los Blancos in 2013, but for the most part he has played second fiddle to the Portuguese. Former Tottenham Hotspur top goal scorer is said to be frustrated with Ronaldo’s prominance at Real, and reportedly he has made contact with Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United. The player however insists that he is happy under Zinedine Zidane and wants to win as many trophies as he can.
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Spanish La Liga arch-rivals Real Madrid and Barcelona will meet in a pre-season Champions Cup friendly in Miami on July 29 in the first "Clasico" to take place outside Spain for 35 years at the 65,000-capacity Hard Rock Stadium, home to NFL club Miami Dolphins. Barcelona and Real Madrid, first and second respectively in the La Liga standings, have to their credit 56 domestic titles and 16 European Cups between them. The giant Spanish clubs have only met on foreign soil once before, in Venezuela in 1982.
"The match on the 29th is not only a friendly, it is much more than that: it is a game which is always passionate and one which all fans will be able to enjoy, especially here in Miami," said Barca marketing director Manel Arroyo.
Spanish La Liga clubs will be well represented this summer in the International Champions Cup! Real Madrid and Barcelona will clash in an American version of El Clasico on July 29, 2017 at Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida. Barca will play Juventus on July 22 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford and on July 26, Barcelona and Manchester will compete at FedEx Field, Hyattsville, MD. Real Madrid will battle Manchester United on July 23 at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara, California. Adn on July 26, Real Madrid play Real Madrid at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA. Plan ahead to be there to support your favorite La Liga club - Real Madrid or Barcelona!
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Cristiano Ronaldo competes for holders Portugal in World Cup 2018 Russia Qualifiers
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World Cup 2018 Russia is only 15 months away and the latest round of qualifying games are just around the corner. Titan teams expected to challenge for the coveted trophy in Russia are Brazil, Germany, France, and Belgium. Argentina’s fate is less certain due to their superstar striker Lionel Messi’s four match ban.
Brazil are top of the South American qualifying round, having been rejuvenated under manager Tite’s leadership with Argentina in fifth with a key game against Chile coming up on Thursday. Spain, France, Poland, Republic of Ireland and Croatia sit atop their groups. DR Congo, Nigeria and Egypt are on top with six points from their opening games. Meanwhile Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Japan are top of their gourps.
World Cup Russia 2018 is the last chance for Lionel Messi to be crowned the undisputed king of football, as Maradona was in Mexico in 1986 The match against Chile on Thursday in Buenos Aires on the Road to World Cup Russia; it is a must-win for Messi’s national team. Argentina’s new head coach Edgardo Bauza decided to keep players Tata Martino and Alejandro Sabella who did not play in the past six years. Footballers Gonzalo Higuaín, Ángel Di María, Sergio Agüero, Javier Mascherano and Lionel Messi have a good chance to become world champions after losing three major finals in the past three years (Brazil 2014, Copa Américai Chile 2015, and US 2016).
With four rounds of World Cup Qualifiers fixtures remaining in the South American qualifying competition, Brazil are in first place with 33 points, followed by Colombia (24), Uruguay and Chile (23). Argentina (22) are in fifth place, thereby earning a two-leg play-off against the top-ranked Oceania region side.
Brazil became the first team to qualify for the 2018 World Cup Russia, maintaining their amazing record as the tournament’s only side to have qualified to play in every World Cup Tournament in history. The five-times champs beat Paraguay 3-0 for their eighth successive win in the South American qualifying competition. Peru’s surprise 2-1 win over Uruguay in a later game guaranteed Brazil a top-four finish. Uruguay and Argentina still have to face each other which means it is impossible for both teams to overtake Brazil.
In Brazil’s crucial win, Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho curled in a low opener for Brazil and Barcelona forward Neymar capped an exciting evening with a goal in the second half and Marcelo added a third goal late in São Paulo.
“My greatest joy is sharing joy,” Brazil manager Tite said. “When you look at the face of your family, when you see the players happy, when you see a happy little child, sharing joy is my greatest satisfaction. More pleasure.”
Neymar captained his side against the Paraguay defenders.
“I always think of overcoming my limits,” Neymar said. “First of all I want to help my team, always, and then I think about pushing the limits, reaching the marks of games and goals. I am very happy for this moment, not only mine, but also my team-mates. We are achieving our goals, which is to win and reach the World Cup as well.”
Paraguay coach, Juan Carlos Arce, was critical of the referee, Victor Carrillo, after the game. “The refereeing was bad today,” he said. “It is a shame, Brazil does not need it.”
Meanwhile Argentina dropped down to fifth in the standings after losing 2-0 away to Bolivia at high altitude in La Paz without Messi as he began his four-match ban. Five-times world player of the year Messi was suspended less than six hours before kick-off for swearing at an assistant linesman in the previous match that Argentina won 1-0 win against Chile. Messi will be available only for the last of Argentina’s games in Ecuador. Messi has appealed the severity of the ban.
Russia supporters are at risk of missing their own World Cup while Russian networks struggle to agree deal with Fifa. TV networks are struggling to reach a deal to secure the rights to show World Cup 2018. The country has invested around $11bn in preparation to host the 2018 tournament, but with only 14 months to go until the World Cup finals kick off, governing body Fifa are still looking for a broadcaster to show the games in Russia after state-run TV channels firmly turned down Fifa’s price of $120m for the rights to show the tournament. Fifa are being unreasonable in their financial demands.
World Cup Draw
The draw for the 2018 World Cup Russia is set to take place in the Kremlin on Friday, December 1. A Unesco World Heritage site, the Kremlin is a fortified complex in the heart of Moscow that contains several cathedrals and palaces, one of which is the official residence of Russian President Vladimir Putin. The draw itself will be staged in the State Kremlin Palace, a building intended to house meetings of the Soviet Union's Communist Party but now used as a concert hall. This famous venue has a capacity of 6,000. This summer's dress rehearsal is the Confederations Cup which takes place between June 17 and July 2, will feature Russia, 2014 World Cup winners Germany and the six reigning champions of world football's confederations: Australia, Chile, Mexico, New Zealand, Portugal and the winners of the on-going Africa Cup of Nations.
WORLD CUP RUSSIA 2018 TICKETS & QUALIFIERS SCHEDULE
World Cup Russia 2018 Tickets and Qualifiers Fixtures
JUN 9 2017 World Cup 2018 Qualifiers Sweden v France Tickets Friends Arena - Solna, Sweden
JUN 10 2017 World Cup 2018 Qualifiers Scotland v England Tickets Hampden Park - Glasgow, United Kingdom
JUN 9 2017 World Cup 2018 Qualifiers Netherlands v Luxembourg Tickets Feyenoord Stadium - De Kuip - Rotterdam, Netherlands
JUN 10 2017 World Cup 2018 Qualifiers Germany v San Marino Tickets Frankenstadion - Nuremberg, Germany
JUN 11 2017 World Cup 2018 Qualifiers Italy v Liechtenstein Tickets Stadio Friuli - Udine, Italy
AUG 31 2017 World Cup 2018 Qualifiers France v Netherlands Tickets Stade de France - Paris, France
AUG 31 2017 World Cup 2018 Qualifiers France v Netherlands Tickets Stade de France - Paris, France
AUG 31 2017 World Cup 2018 Qualifiers Portugal v Faroe Islands Tickets TBD - PORTUGAL - , Portugal
AUG 31 2017 World Cup 2018 Qualifiers Switzerland v Andorra Tickets TBD - SWITZERLAND - , Switzerland
SEP 2 2017 World Cup 2018 Qualifiers Spain v Italy Tickets TBD - SPAIN - TBD, Spain
SEP 2 2017 World Cup 2018 Qualifiers Spain v Italy Tickets TBD - SPAIN - TBD, Spain
SEP 3 2017 World Cup 2018 Qualifiers France v Luxembourg Tickets Stade de France - Paris, France
SEP 3 2017 World Cup 2018 Qualifiers Netherlands v Bulgaria Tickets TBD - NETHERLANDS - Amsterdam, Netherlands
SEP 4 2017 World Cup 2018 Qualifiers England v Slovakia Tickets Wembley Stadium - London, United Kingdom
SEP 4 2017 World Cup 2018 Qualifiers Germany v Norway Tickets TBD - GERMANY - Berlin, Germany
SEP 5 2017 World Cup 2018 Qualifiers Italy v Israel Tickets TBD - ITALY - Rome, Italy
OCT 5 2017 World Cup 2018 Qualifiers England v Slovenia Tickets Wembley Stadium - London, United Kingdom
OCT 5 2017 World Cup 2018 Qualifiers Northern Ireland v Germany Tickets Windsor Park - Belfast, Northern Ireland
OCT 6 2017 World Cup 2018 Qualifiers Italy v FYR Macedonia Tickets TBD - ITALY - Rome, Italy
OCT 6 2017 World Cup 2018 Qualifiers Spain v Albania Tickets TBD - SPAIN - TBD, Spain
OCT 7 2017 World Cup 2018 Qualifiers Switzerland v Hungary Tickets TBD - SWITZERLAND - , Switzerland
OCT 8 2017 World Cup 2018 Qualifiers Germany v Azerbaijan Tickets TBD - GERMANY - Berlin, Germany
OCT 10 2017 World Cup 2018 Qualifiers France v Belarus Tickets Stade de France - Paris, France
OCT 10 2017 World Cup 2018 Qualifiers Netherlands v Sweden Tickets TBD - NETHERLANDS - Amsterdam, Netherlands
OCT 10 2017 World Cup 2018 Qualifiers Portugal v Switzerland Tickets TBD - PORTUGAL - Portugal
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