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Neymar and co. will be hoping to turn on the style when Brazil take on Chile in a Confederations Cup preparation match in Belo Horizonte on Wednesday.
Five-time world champions Brazil entertain Chile in what promises to be an exciting Confederations Cup preparation game at the newly-renovated Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte.
Brazil, who have beaten Chile in 46 out of the 65 encounters between the sides, will be hoping to claim a convincing victory in their first game at a Brazil 2014 World Cup venue.
The five-time world champions will be looking to win their first game since the appointment of Luiz Felipe Scolari against a confident Russia at Stamford Bridge on Monday.
2014 FIFA World Cup hosts Brazil take on Russia in what promises to be an exciting friendly match at Stamford Bridge, London, on Monday.
Brazil have yet to win a game since the arrival of Luiz Felipe Scolari last November, but after coming extremely close to doing so in their thrilling 2-2 draw with Italy last week, they will be looking to go a step further this…
February 6 dedicated to international fixtures; England vs Brazil, Spain vs Uruguay, Sweden vs Argentina and several much-anticipated matches to receive huge live television coverage.
Miami Beach, Florida (February 5, 2013) – LiveSoccerTV.com has ensured its users with top quality information on live and repeat television broadcast listings in over 80 countries worldwide ahead of tomorrow’s international friendly matches across the globe.
Soccer fans have been treated with intense club football action since the beginning of the year. On February 6, players will don their country’s colours as a host of national teams keep building plans ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
Big guns from South America and Europe are set to engage in thrilling friendly matches. Seven of the most gigantic clashes are Spain vs Uruguay, Netherlands vs Italy, Sweden vs Argentina, England vs Brazil, France vs Germany, Portugal vs Ecuador and Ireland Republic vs Poland.
The Selecao will be aiming to continue their impressive winning streak against equally impressive South American opponents.
Brazil will be eager to continue their impressive run of results when they take on South American rivals Colombia in what promises to be a highly-entertaining friendly match.
The 2014 World Cup hosts come into the game having won their last seven encounters, where they scored a whopping 26 goals and only conceded just one, with that goal coming in their 2-1 victory…
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Club football action pauses for some time to give way to some enthralling international friendly action this Wednesday. USA are still in the running to reach the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals. They will be warming up for tougher challenges with a match against Russia. The Russians suffered the surprise of the tournament at Euro 2012. They started off brightly but could not maintain the tempo as Greece knocked them out in the group stage.
This miserable adventure seems to be well buried, though. Now, Russia are in poll position to clinch automatic World Cup qualification in the UEFA zone. USA and Russia will both gain good experience from this fixture, which is set to kick off at 10:00am EST.
Lionel Messi’s Argentina are expected to maul Saudi Arabia while Luis Suarez’s Uruguay will try to get back their winning form against Poland. The Copa America champions moved four places down to the 11th position in the latest FIFA World Ranking.
August 2012 could be the best ever month for El Tri fans. Mexico host bitter rivals USA a few days after the U23 team clinched gold at the London 2012 Olympics.
USA’s national soccer team is yet to take shape under Jurgen Klinsmann. The former Germany coach has excluded several key players from his squad for tonight’s international friendly against Mexico. The United States are unbeaten in their last three matches.
Next month, USA will face Jamaica home and away in the Third Round of their World Cup 2014 qualifying campaign. Beating Mexico will greatly boost the Americans’ spirit as Klinsmann declared:
“This is a unique opportunity for us, because we never know when we’ll get the opportunity again to play in El Azteca.
Watch Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea, Spurs, Real Madrid, Valencia, Bayern Munich, AC Milan and the MLS All Stars engage in exciting club friendly matches as part of their 2012/13 pre-season campaign.
AS Monaco vs Newcastle United opens ESPN UK’s pre-season friendly matches coverage on Monday, July 16. Also live on ESPN UK is Newcastle United’s game against Turkish giants Fenerbahce and Liverpool’s encounter against Canada’s Toronto FC on 21 Saturday July.
Three more club friendlies take place on July 24. They include English giants Arsenal against Malaysia Selection and David Beckham’s LA Galaxy against Tottenham Hotspur. See former FC Porto and Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas sit in the dugout as Spurs’ new coach for the first time.
On June 9, South American powerhouses Argentina and Brazil will affront in a friendly at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, USA. GolTV will cover the match live from the venue.
GolTV made history on February 26 this year when Argentina played against Switzerland. It ended up getting the highest ranking among all other international FIFA game in network history.
Saturday’s encounter between the Albiceleste and 2014 FIFA World Cup hosts Brazil is expected to set a new record.
“International soccer’s popularity is growing at an incredible rate, and the ability to showcase two of the world’s most accomplished teams leading up to the 2014 World Cup provides GolTV’s passionate viewers the fast-paced and exciting soccer they demand,” said Rodrigo Lombello, COO, GolTV.
Get glued to Galavision and Univision Deportes for the live coverage of the upcoming international friendlies involving USA, Mexico, Panama and Venezuela.
The USA Men’s National Team will be in action against Venezuela on Saturday, January 21. The match is scheduled to kick off at 9:00pm EST (6:00pm PT and 8:00pm CT). Watch it live on Galavision. Galavision will also broadcast Panama vs USA live on Wednesday, January 25.
The United States’ encounter with Panama will start at 8:30pm EST (5:30pm PT and 7:30pm CT). Viewers can catch Mexico vs Venezuela on Wednesday as well.
This Latino affair will be live online on UnivisionDeportes.com. Kick-off time for the Mexico vs Venezuela international friendly is at 8:50pm EST (5:50pm CT and 7:50pm PT).
The five-time world champions will face the hosts during a three-game U.S. trip in mid-2012.
The Brazilian Football Association (CBF) announced that the South Americans have confirmed five friendly matches against Bosnia, Denmark, the United States, Mexico and Argentina.
The first match for the Selecao in 2012 will be against Bosnia in Saint Gallen, Switzerland, on February 28. Denmark will be Brazil's next opponents, with the fixture scheduled for May 26 in the German city of Hamburg.
Brazil will then travel to the United States, where they will take part in three relatively high-profile friendly matches. They will face the United States on either May 30 or 31 in Boston or Washington. The last time the teams met in 2010 Brazil cruised to a comfortable 2-0 win courtesy of goals from Neymar and Alexandre Pato.
The South American rivals will fight for supremacy in the latest edition of the 'Derby of the Americas' at the MetLife stadium.
The Argentine Football Association confirmed on Tuesday that South American heavyweights Argentina and Brazil will lock horns in a high-profile friendly match in the United States on June 9.
Widely regarded as the biggest international derby in the world, the one-off match will be staged at a fitting venue: the impressive $1.6 billion 83,000-capacity MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.
The match will serve both sides as preparation for the 2014 World Cup, which will be held in Brazil. While Brazil have already qualified for the tournament as being the hosts, Argentina will have to fight it out during the South American World Cup qualifiers for a berth in the finals.
Top European leagues are yet to kick-off but Fox Soccer has “Summer of Soccer” to rock you until the first week of August.
“Summer of Soccer” kicks off this week and Liverpool’s pre-season tour in Asia will be covered. The Merseyside Reds will be up against Guangdong Sunray Cave at the Tianhe Stadium in China on Wednesday before facing Malaysian All Stars XI three days later in Kuala Lumpur.
Like Liverpool, 2010/2011 English Premier League runners-up Chelsea are also going on tour in Asia. As part of their agenda, the Blues have a club friendly match against Thailand All-Stars coming up on…
Vicente Del Bosque has warned his players that tomorrow's friendly match against the USA will be all about pride and prestige.
Friendly matches might not carry much importance. But Spain manager Vicente Del Bosque certainly has believes otherwise. The World Champions will face USA in a friendly match tomorrow and he has already delivered a warning to his players that pride will be at stake when both sides take on each other in Boston.
Spain have won all five of their qualifying matches so far but have relatively suffered in friendly matches after their triumph in South Africa last year.
"We have had bad experiences (in friendlies) but it should teach us that the demands on us are great.
Tensions have already risen ahead of the Costa Rica vs Argentina friendly match at the New National Stadium, with coaches of both countries not being linked with the best of relationships.
Costa Rica coach Ricardo La Volpe reportedly felt insulted by Argentina’s Sergio Batista back in 2006, during his times at Boca Juniors. The former goalkeeper—who managed the Mexico national football team during the 2006 World Cup also received a contract with Velez Sarsfield later on, but unsuccessful runs with Los Xeneizes and El Fortin left Batista to question Ricardo’s ability to deal with Argentinean football.
The current boss of Los Albicelestes’ statement years ago certainly did not please La Volpe, who recently told TyC Sports—and Argentinean TV station: "In the past, he (Batista) said that I had to get used to Argentinean football.
Africa United and Spain’s Primera and Segunda Liga team will face each other on Wednesday night in a charity match. The money raised through this game will go to UNICEF and the Foundation of Kanoute.
Real Madrid’s Jose Mourinho will be on the bench tonight as the coach of Africa United. According to reports, the controversial “Special One” didn’t think twice before accepting the Africans’ request to lead their team since Wednesday night’s friendly match is said to be all about a charity project.
The goal is to raise money to help 100,000 children from Mali as Kanoute’s foundation is working to reach it. The Sevilla forward is set to captain the Africans in this friendly match against an all-La Liga side composed of Primera and Segunda Division players which will be skipped by Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos. The game will be played at the Vicente Calderon – in Madrid still, after last year’s edition was hosted at the Santiago Bernabeu.
New Zealand vs Honduras: Here’s a match which will actually see two 2010 World Cup underdogs clash for an interesting international friendly match.
Neither New Zealand nor Honduras passed beyond the group stages of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. But, the All Whites certainly gained more positives than Los Catrachos – having not tasted defeat in South Africa.
New Zealand even drew Italy 1-1 in a match where less controversy might have seen the underdogs prevailing over four-time world cup winners, the Azzurri. Generally speaking, the Oceanic nation earned more respect and encouragement from the public considering how much they had improved on their disastrous 2009 Confederations Cup campaign.
On the contrary, Honduras experienced failure throughout their short adventure in South Africa. Their display against Spain was totally unconvincing – if not terrible.
Nothing successful comes through poor minded people, and Japan’s new coach Alberto Zaccheroni is very much aware of that as his team prepares to face Argentina in a friendly.
The manager will at last experience his first match in charge of the Samurai Blue. Zac had to miss Japan’s games against Paraguay and Guatemala, which both ended in victory for the Asian side; that was due to visa problems. Finally, Coach Alberto Zaccheroni will have to lead Japan against 2010 World Cup quarter-finalists Argentina on Friday.
Although 25 places separate Argentina from thirtieth-placed Japan in the Coca Cola Fifa Rankings, Zac believes that his men have no right to fear the Albiceleste. After announcing his squad, the Italian told the media:
“We shouldn’t be afraid of Argentina. It’s wrong to go out there with an all-defensive frame of mind. My goal is to build a team skilled both on the offensive and defensively.”
Sergio Checho Battista's second test will have the Albiceleste receiving home Fury's World Champions.
Argentina and Spain will play one of the hottest matches of the week. Almost 80% of the players on the field belong to Spain's La Liga, and so this game will have a particular flavor for many Argentinean players. Lionel Messi, Angel Di Maria, Gonzalo Higuain, Javier Mascherano and many others will be looking forward to taking the crown off Roja's head.. will they make it?
Brave new Argentina
Diego Maradona had trouble throughout his whole time as Argentina's coach to understand how to balance and harmonize the powers of his squad, and Sergio Batista adopted a less offensive perspective to make the best of the Gauchos. Two European champions return to the starting eleven, Javier Zanetti and Esteban Cambiasso, to sharpen Argentina's defense and contribute with experience on the needed places. Zanetti's call was subject to certain critics by local media, as Argentina is clearly lacking powerful wingers and the coach should be giving opportunities to the most promising defenders rather than relying on players that would most likely not make to to the next World Cup. Il Capitano, on the other hand, appears to be invulnerable to the pass of time, maintaining the same level and finesse that made him a legend in Milan.
Argentina and Spain will lock horns in an international friendly match next week and Lionel Messi has shared his predictions with the public. Messi expects an attacking match as he is ready to take a lot of experience from the encounter.
In November 2009, Spain and Argentina faced each other in a friendly meeting as well. La Furia Roja benefited from Xabi Alonso’s brace as they ran away with a 2-1 victory at the Vicente Calderon in Madrid. Lionel Messi scored from the spot two minutes after the hour mark to equalize Alonso’s 16th minute opener. However, the former Liverpool midfielder had the last say as he grabbed the match winner with a penalty goal four minutes from time.
On September 7, the match will take place at El Monumental in Buenos Aires and this factor should be a plus for Argentina to carry the day. Expressing his thoughts to the media, Lionel Messi predicted:
“It is going to be an open game between two sides that try to play well. We will try to control the ball and I think he have what it takes to do so.
For the first time since suffering a controversial but humiliating 4-1 defeat to continental rivals Germany in the Last 16 of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, England’s national football team player will take the field.
They will entertain Hungary at the Wembley Stadium in an atmosphere which promises to be frustrating… thanks to likely boos from English supporters.
England had a really nice run in terms of results during the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. But the momentum they built during that period counted for nothing in South Africa. The Three Lions’ adventure was a perfect nightmare.
Wayne Rooney, Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard… the list of top rated English Premier League stars is long; the England team is actually a star-studded side aside from the fact that they are yet to find a top first choice keeper.