After a frantic start to the Premier League season, the first international break has arrived. This two-week window is a significant opportunity for Gareth Southgate of England and other international managers to make final adjustments to their World Cup rosters. The first game in Qatar is still two months away, but this hiatus gives young players like Chelsea's Wesley Fofana and Arsenal's Fabio Vieira the chance to shine for their respective national youth teams. Download the SokaPro App to catch the latest scores during this International Break. While some players travel the world, others will stay at their clubs throughout the break, which might have a big impact on the rest of the league season. Many might think of this as the most boring period of the season. However, this is not the case. There are plenty of exciting matches to look forward to during this break.
Belgium vs Wales:
Group D’s fixture of Belgium vs Wales has a great history. Belgium currently leads Wales 6-5 in 15 matches. Wales are definitely looking to settle the score. They have a lot of work to do, however. They are currently last in Group D with only one point. Wales lost their first UEFA Nations League fixture to Poland. They also lost both of their previous Nation’s League matches against the Netherlands. Belgium has had a decent run as of now in the 2022 UEFA Nations League. They currently sit second on the table. They lost in their first fixture which was against the Netherlands suffering a 4-1 humiliation. However, they made a quick comeback in the next match where they disciplined Poland in a 6-1 victory. Their match against Wales ended in a stalemate.
Germany vs Hungary:
Group C in the UEFA Nations League is definitely the group of death. It consists of giants such as Germany, Italy, England, and Hungary being the only underdog in the group. Surprisingly, Hungary are currently first in the group with seven points. They beat England on match day 4 to establish their dominance. Their previous match on match day 3 against Germany ended in a draw. Hungary’s potential win or loss against Germany can decide their further progress in the Nation’s League.
Italy vs England:
No one can forget the iconic final of the 2020 Euros that ended in a dramatic penalty shoot-out at the Wembley Stadium where Italy emerged victorious sending a wave of pain to the enthusiastic home fans. This was a heartbreak for England as they have been looking to win a major international trophy for decades now. In fact, England were just coming from the 2018 FIFA World Cup where they were surprisingly eliminated by underdogs Croatia in the semifinal stage of the tournament. However, much has happened since the Euros in 2020. Italy have failed to qualify for the World Cup and have stooped in terms of form. England are also struggling in the Nation’s League as they sit last on the table. Enjoy your favorite nation's/teams scores live on SokaPro App. It will be very helpful for Italy's efforts to qualify ahead if they win against England. This will definitely not be an easy match.
Mexico vs Colombia:
The 2022 World Cup is just months away as Mexico will face Peru and Colombia. Tata Martino already announced his squad for Mexico’s friendlies fixtures before the World Cup. Catch the latest trending sporting news on SokaPro App. Martino’s selections are smart and strong, however, there are some notable exclusions. One of those is the exclusion of Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez, who has not played for Mexico since 2019. Mexico will first face Peru on September 24 and then Colombia as they prepare for the Qatar World Cup.
Portugal vs Spain:
This fixture is definitely one to remember. Portugal's unsung hero Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick against Spain in the 2018 FIFA World Cup which secured a point at the group stages. Since then, all matches between these sides have ended in a draw. The Spaniards are currently top of the table with eight points. Download SokaPro App. Their squad is largely dominated by players from two LaLiga giants; Barcelona and Real Madrid. Cristiano Ronaldo, the star player for Portugal, is renowned for his ability to make comebacks and win huge games. Cristiano has the potential to make an impact in this one despite having a difficult season at the club level.