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Which Games to Watch During International Break? (September 4-15)

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Looking for an exciting game to watch during the international break? We’ve got you covered!

The international break is upon us once again, and football fans around the world are gearing up for a series of clashes between national teams. The upcoming matches promise plenty of action and drama as the Euro 2024 qualifiers and a number of friendly fixtures are set to be played.

Here are the standout fixtures you don’t want to miss during September’s international break.

Scotland vs England

Tuesday, September 12

The Scotland vs England fixture is not just any ordinary international clash; it’s the oldest international fixture in the world, steeped in over a century of rivalry. However, this match offers more than just tribalism; it’s a showdown between two of the most in-form nations in Europe.

Scotland has kicked off their Euro 2024 qualifying campaign perfectly, with victories over Cyprus, Spain, Norway, and Georgia. Their last defeat dates back over a year in the Nations League. Meanwhile, England boasts a flawless record in qualifying, having defeated Italy, Ukraine, Malta, and North Macedonia, scoring 15 goals while conceding just one. Despite missing Raheem Sterling, they have a formidable squad ready for action.

Germany vs France

Tuesday, September 12

For those craving star-studded encounters, the Germany vs France fixture promises an electrifying showdown. Two of the world’s most successful national teams will go head-to-head in a friendly, with Germany making some tough player choices.

Germany’s recent form hasn’t lived up to expectations, with just one win from five matches in 2023, including losses to Belgium, Poland, and Colombia. In contrast, France has bounced back strongly from their World Cup heartbreak, winning all four of their qualifiers without conceding a single goal. The return of Lucas Hernandez to the squad adds further depth to their already formidable team.

With waning faith in Hansi Flick’s side ahead of the upcoming tournament, a strong performance against Les Bleus could be the catalyst to restoring confidence among German supporters.

Italy vs Ukraine

Tuesday, September 12

Italy has been one of the most inconsistent teams on the international stage in recent years. From failing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup to winning Euro 2020, and setting the longest unbeaten run in international football history, the Azzurri’s fortunes have been a rollercoaster ride.

The upcoming European Championships offer Italy an opportunity for redemption, provided they can secure qualification. In their opening two matches, Italy secured three points, suffering a loss to England at home but rebounding with a win against Malta. Their opponent, Ukraine, has gathered six points from three games, beating Malta and North Macedonia while falling to defeat against England. With England leading their group comfortably, this match may determine the race for second place.

Additionally, this game marks a significant occasion as it’s the first home match for Italy under the guidance of new manager Luciano Spalletti. The 64-year-old, fresh off an emphatic title win with Napoli last season, will aim to chart a successful path for the Italian national team.