Not to any football fan’s excitement, the International Break is back and this happens to be the last one of the year after November 19 with the next one coming in March. Something to smile about by many.
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Whether your national team is as frustrating as AC Milan or on-fire like Liverpool, you save a few minutes off your time and catch the it play at least to keep tabs on their progress.
In other theaters like the CAF AFCON Qualifiers, games will barely be on T.V unless local broadcasters intervene so, it will be right and just for one to go to the stadium.
We are going to take you through a few games one should miss out on this coming International Break;
1. Brasil vs Argentina
This CONMEBOL friendly will take place on Friday at the King Saud University Stadium in Saudi Arabia at 20:00 hours GMT. Last time the biggest rivalry in South American football was played earlier this year at Copa America, where Brasil came up on top in a one-sided 2-0 win en-route to the finals and finally winning the title.
Eyes will again be on the Lionel Scaloni will fix Lautaro (what do you mean?), De Paul, Aguero, Dybala and Messi in his Starting XI that is who will be dropped and who will start.
Brasil who have been very poor since winning the Copa America will look at on-form attacking duo of Coutinho and Firminho to inspire them to yet another win against their old rivals.
2. Russia vs Belgium
This game is a Group I Euro 2020 qualifier game. After running away from other group members, Russia and Belgium will have to lock horns in St. Petersburg on a Saturday evening.
Russia, who are 3 points below Belgium could level the lead on the table if they win this game. However, its going to be a hard game to crack for Belgian red devils since their rivals have won their last six home with zero goal conceded.
With a 8/8 from all their qualifying games, Belgium can not be undermined even though Russia is tough to beat at home games.
3. Kosovo vs England
The first meeting between the two sides is a memorable one since England was given a run for its money in an eight goal thriller where it came out on top in a 5-3 triumph.
This game surely looks like an easy win for England and one would ask oneself why it has made to such a list. Well, there is a possibility of it being an entertaining game.
In their previous meeting, the minnows Kosovo did not respect the Three Lions at all. They attacked them throughout the game. This encounter will be a free flowing attacking match. A good watch it will be for a Sunday evening.
4. Spain vs Romania
On a chilly Monday evening at the Wanda Metropolitana, in a Group F Euro 2020 Qualifier, Spain will be hosting Romania.
After a teeth biting 1-2 away win in their previous encounter by Spain, the return fixture will be a great one to watch because even after going 0-2 down, Romania continued attacking forcing a red card to the visitors and a consolation goal.
5. Colombia vs. Ecuador
You guessed right! The reason why this game is on this list is because of James Rodriguez. After close to a month with no training with his club Real Madrid, James is reported to be prepping up with the national side.
This game can act as a litmus test for the Los Blancos fans so that they find out whether the Colombia national team captain can still be helpful to the club or he is ripe for offloading.
Other notable mentions
Iraq vs Iran
To be played on a Thursday, this game is a classic for all football fans who love watching World Derbies. Regarding their political rivalries for several decades, it is always cool watching these two Middle East sides tussle out their differences on a football pitch.
Author: Katende Basajjabaka
Katende writes about sports and occasionally technology.