Preview: Italy vs. England

September 23, 2022

Over 14 months on from locking horns on the biggest European stage, Italy and England renew hostilities for Friday evening’s UEFA Nations League clash in League A Group 3. The Three Lions are already guaranteed to miss out on a place at the Nations League finals, while Roberto Mancini’s side sit three points better off. The Azzurri faithful will not be booking any holidays to North Macedonia anytime soon, as…

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Preview: Turkey vs. Italy 

March 27, 2022

Two teams wounded by World Cup playoff semi-final defeats will lock horns in an international friendly on Tuesday evening, as Turkey welcome Italy to Konya. Turkey suffered a 3-1 defeat to Portugal in last week’s last-four playoff affair, while Italy incredibly lost 1-0 at home to North Macedonia, so the European champions will also not be at the 2022 World Cup. Turkey had the chance to level the scores at…

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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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