Preview: Saudi Arabia vs. Australia 

March 27, 2022

Saudi Arabia will be hoping to finish their World Cup 2022 qualifying campaign as group winners on Tuesday when they host Australia for their final match. The hosts are just one point behind Japan, having the chance to overtake them depending on their result, meanwhile, Australia will be hoping to build momentum for the playoff match. Saudi Arabia currently find themselves second placed in Group B heading into the final…

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Preview: United Arab Emirates vs. South Korea 

March 27, 2022

Looking to secure top spot in their 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying group, South Korea visit the Al Maktoum Stadium on Tuesday to face off against United Arab Emirates. Meanwhile, the hosts set out to keep their hopes of being in the hat for November’s global showpiece alive with their qualification chances currently hanging in the balance. South Korea saw off the threat of Iran courtesy of a comfortable 2-0…

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Preview: Cyprus vs. Estonia

March 27, 2022

Cyprus host Estonia in the second leg of the Nations League C relegation playoffs, with the tie finely poised after a 0-0 draw in the first leg on Thursday. The two countries are just one place apart in the FIFA rankings – Cyprus are 105th and Estonia are 106th – and that showed in a tight contest in Tallinn. Cyprus finished bottom of Group 1 in Nations League C –…

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Preview: Kazakhstan vs. Moldova

March 27, 2022

Kazakhstan hold a 2-1 advantage going into the second leg of their Nations League C relegation playoff against Moldova. The Hawks came from behind in the first leg in Chisinau, as Sergei Maliy’s header and an own goal from Veaceslav Posmac cancelled out Ion Nicolaescu’s opener. Both countries were promoted from Nations League D in 2019 and now find themselves battling to avoid re-joining Europe’s minnows. Thursday’s first leg was…

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Preview: Portugal vs. North Macedonia 

March 27, 2022

With potentially only 90 minutes separating them from another slice of international history, North Macedonia travel to the Estadio do Dragao to face Portugal in their World Cup 2022 playoff final on Tuesday evening. Fernando Santos’s side swept aside Turkey 3-1 in their semi-final encounter, while the visitors sunk reigning European champions Italy 1-0 on a magnificent night in Palermo. Refusing to let the astonishing scenes across the pond in…

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Preview: Poland vs. Sweden

March 27, 2022

With a coveted place in Qatar on the line, Poland and Sweden prepare for battle in the final of their World Cup 2022 playoff on Tuesday evening at the Stadion Slaski. The hosts received a bye into the playoff final after their scheduled semi-final versus Russia was cancelled, while their Scandinavian counterparts saw off the Czech Republic after 120 minutes in midweek. Amid the ongoing dreadful scenes of conflict in…

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