World Cup Qualifying Previews

World Cup Qualifying Previews 24th March 2021
World Cup Qualifying Previews
22 March 2021 | 17:40
World Cup Qualifying Previews

The long road to Qatar 2022 begins this week with all four home nations in action. 

England have the gentlest possible start to their campaign, when they travel to face minnows San Marino. The six previous meetings between the sides have seen England rack up 37 goals, compared to just one from San Marino. Things get marginally more tricky on Sunday, as the Three Lions travel to face Albania for the first time in 20 years. Albania are no pushovers and did qualify for Euro 2016, but England will be huge favorites to make it two from two. 

A much stiffer test awaits on next Wednesday, as England host a dangerous Poland side led by the prolific Robert Lewandowski. England probably have the stronger squad, but keeping the Bayern Munich striker off the scoresheet is a tough task and it could end up being an exciting game.

Scotland have a tough start to their qualification campaign with matches against Austria and Israel, before a much easier home game with the Faroes Islands. The game against Austria looks especially tough as the Austrians possess high quality players in the form of David Alaba, Marcel Sabitzer and Julian Baumgartliner. The matchup with Israel is a repeat of the recent Euro 2020 qualification playoff. That game saw the Scots prevail on penalties after a goalless draw.

On paper, Wales have the hardest start to qualification possible with an away clash against Belgium. The Belgians are many people’s favorites for this year’s Euros and possess world class talents like Romelu Lukaku, Kevin de Bruyne and Dries Mertens. Then, after a friendly with Mexico, the Welsh host the Czech Republic in another World Cup qualifier. The Czechs can’t be underestimated, they’ve qualified for Euro 2020 and beaten England in recent times. Unfortunately for Wales, in order to qualify they will probably need to finish above the Czechs in their group.

Finally, Northern Ireland start their World Cup qualifying campaign with a very tricky assignment against Italy. Whilst this isn’t the strongest Italian side in recent memory, they are having something of a resurgence under Roberto Mancini. They comfortably qualified for Euro 2020 comfortably and have also made it through to the final stage of this year’s Nations League. The Irish will have a much better chance of picking up points when they face Bulgaria in Belfast next Wednesday. The Bulgarians are not in the best of form and have only won one competitive fixture since October 2018. Ireland also face the USA in a friendly on Sunday. 

Enjoy the games, and we’ll be back with a review of the action next week.

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19 June 2021, Saturday
Superettan
12:00
Brage
Örgryte
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Club Friendlies
12:00
Schwarz-Weiß Bregenz
Austria Lustenau
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Club Friendlies
13:00
Mjällby
Halmstad
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Club Friendlies
13:00
Häcken
Örebro
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Club Friendlies
13:00
Eintracht Norderstedt
HSC Hannover
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Club Friendlies
13:30
TuS Rüssingen
Pfeddersheim
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European Championship
14:00
Hungary
France
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Superettan
14:00
Norrby
Värnamo
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Superettan
14:00
Öster
AFC Eskilstuna
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Eliteserien
14:00
Sandefjord
Viking
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Club Friendlies
14:00
Malmö FF
Elfsborg
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Club Friendlies
14:00
Djurgården
Kalmar
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Club Friendlies
14:00
Baltika
Ufa
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Club Friendlies
14:00
Baltika
Ufa
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Club Friendlies
14:00
Veles
Volgar Astrakhan
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Club Friendlies
14:00
Cheadle Town
Bury AFC
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Club Friendlies
14:30
Portstewart
Coleraine
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Girabola
15:00
Sagrada Esperança
Santa Rita
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Girabola
15:00
Onze Bravos
Baixa de Kassange
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Veikkausliiga
15:00
KuPS
Honka
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Club Friendlies
15:00
CFR Cluj
Ludogorets
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Club Friendlies
15:00
Spartak Moskva II
SKA Khabarovsk
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Club Friendlies
15:00
Tempo Overijse
Union Saint-Gilloise
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Club Friendlies
15:00
Rochester United
Punjab United
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Club Friendlies
15:00
Darwen FC
New Mills
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Club Friendlies
15:00
Atherstone Town
Earlswood Town
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Club Friendlies
15:00
Meridian
Beckenham Town
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Girabola
15:30
Sporting de Cabinda
Progresso
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Superettan
16:00
Jönköpings Södra
GAIS
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Superettan
16:00
Vasalund
Landskrona
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Club Friendlies
16:00
Pinkafeld
Hartberg
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Club Friendlies
16:00
Liptovský Mikuláš
Zemplín Michalovce
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European Championship
17:00
Portugal
Germany
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Club Friendlies
17:00
Pohronie
Šamorín
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Club Friendlies
17:00
Berg en Dal
Sint-Truiden
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Club Friendlies
17:00
Mura
Dinamo Zagreb
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Club Friendlies
17:00
Ried II
Seekirchen
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Club Friendlies
17:30
St. Valentin
Amstetten
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Club Friendlies
18:00
St. Anna
Voitsberg
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Club Friendlies
18:00
Dikkelvenne
Gent
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European Championship
20:00
Spain
Poland
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Serie B
20:30
Vasco da Gama
CRB
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Serie B
20:30
Avaí
Remo
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Serie B
22:30
Guarani
Ponte Preta
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Serie B
23:00
Operário PR
Cruzeiro
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Serie B
23:00
Vitória
Brusque
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20 June 2021, Sunday
Serie A
01:00
Flamengo
Bragantino
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Serie B
01:00
Vila Nova
Coritiba
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Serie B
01:00
Sampaio Corrêa
Confiança
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Club Friendlies
10:00
Orenburg
MOL Vidi
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Superettan
14:00
Trelleborg
Falkenberg
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Eliteserien
14:00
Mjøndalen
Strømsgodset
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Club Friendlies
14:00
AIK
Sirius
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Girabola
15:00
Ferroviário do Huambo
Recreativo da Caála
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Girabola
15:00
Cubango
Wiliete
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Girabola
15:00
Desportivo Huíla
Interclube
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Serie A
15:00
Palmeiras
América Mineiro
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NS
Girabola
15:30
Académica do Lobito
Petro de Luanda
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Club Friendlies
16:00
Legia Warszawa
Ferencváros
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Club Friendlies
16:00
Kapfenberger SV
Slovan Bratislava
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European Championship
17:00
Switzerland
Turkey
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European Championship
17:00
Italy
Wales
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Eliteserien
17:00
Brann
Odd
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Eliteserien
17:00
Haugesund
Kristiansund
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Eliteserien
17:00
Molde
Stabæk
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Eliteserien
17:00
Rosenborg
Sarpsborg 08
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Eliteserien
17:00
Tromsø
Lillestrøm
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Eliteserien
19:00
Vålerenga
Bodø / Glimt
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1. Liga
19:40
ŁKS Łódź
Górnik Łęczna
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Serie A
20:00
Internacional
Ceará
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Serie A
20:00
Bahia
Corinthians
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Serie A
20:00
Cuiabá
Grêmio
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Serie B
20:00
Náutico
Botafogo
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Copa America
22:00
Venezuela
Ecuador
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Serie A
22:15
Santos
São Paulo
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Serie A
22:15
Fortaleza
Fluminense
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Serie A
22:15
Athletico PR
Atlético GO
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21 June 2021, Monday
Serie A
00:30
Juventude
Sport Recife
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Serie B
00:30
CSA
Londrina
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