Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Who Goes To Brazil?, England vs. Germany, Austria vs. USA

No playing today, homies. Check it:

Who: Croatia vs. Iceland
Where: Maksimir Stadium, Zagreb
When: 2:15pm EST
U.S. TV: Stream = ESPN3
Current Scoreline: Croatia 0 - 0 Iceland

Who: Sweden vs. Portugal
Where: Friends Arena, Stockholm
When: 2:45pm EST
Current Scoreline: Sweden 0 - 1 Portugal

Who: France vs. Ukraine
Where: Stade de France, St. Denis (Paris)
When: 3pm EST
U.S. TV: Stream = ESPN3
Current Scoreline: France 0 - 2 Ukraine

Who: Romania vs. Greece
Where: National Arena, Bucharest
When: 3pm EST
U.S. TV: Stream = ESPN3
Current Scoreline: Romania 1 - 3 Greece


Westpac Stadium, Wellington, New Zealand
New Zealand and Mexico? Well, that's technically not today. You'll have to stay up until 1am (EST) in the morning to catch the action in Wellington. It's on ESPN. The Kiwis (or All Whites) have their work cut out for them. Here's a preview. Uhhhhh, de nada, Mexico.

In Africa, the Egypt/Ghana match is pretty much moot, but Burkina Faso and Algeria remain tight. Burkina Faso won the first leg at home (3-2) and it'll be tough to see things out in Blida in order to make their first ever World Cup. You can see that one at 1:15pm EST on beIN Sport USA. The stadium? Stade Mustapha Tchaker.
Stade Mustapha Tchaker, Blida, Algeria
OK, so it's just a friendly, but England vs. Germany is always a big match. Even when England stink. And they stink. Here's a preview. Maybe Lallana can provide some spark for the Three Lions. Things kick off at 3pm EST. U.S. TV is Fox Sports 1. And while we're at it, let's take a closer look at this German squad. One thing we know, they travel very wisely when in London.

In other friendly news, the United States is in action today. Yes, our boys are in Austria. Vienna, specifically. Ernst-Happel-Stadion, more specifically. Here's a preview. Things kick off at 2:45pm EST. U.S. TV is NBCSN. Thankfully, Gus Poyet understands why Yank Abroad Jozy Altidore isn't scoring goals for Sunderland. They'll come...

There are a lot of Brazilians playing in England. Is that good for the national team? Is that bad for the national team? Do you care? If so, read.

Low takes his lads to Wembley for training via the Tube
We'd like to finish today by introducing you to a league of gentlemen. They are extraordinary, but not in a good way. Far from it. They are the £150m flop squad. Come on and meet the Premier League summer signings who have failed to match the hype (and one who's already left)!

Enjoy the matches.



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