World Football Update - Feb 5th 2013
It's international time again!
Jon Forget
Feb 5th 2013
World Football Update - Feb 5th 2013
Feature Matches
On a day of mouth watering International Friendlies from around the World, the CONCACAF region takes center stage with three massive World Cup Qualifiers. This Wednesday the action kicks off at 11am, with World Champions Spain taking on 2010 Semifinalists Uruguay live from Qatar. Before this first match concludes, three other major fixtures kick off, with the highlight lunchtime match pitting England v Brazil live from Wembley. European giants France and Germany follow closely with a 1pm kickoff, and then our match of the day commences at 2pm. Jurgen Klinsmann's USMNT is south of the border for their first game of the hex, against regional rival Honduras, and he has called in the big guns from Europe to get the job done! The CONCACAF region has narrowed everything down to six contenders, and every match is going to be incredibly important in the quest to qualify for the 2014 World Cup. A win here, in extreme humidity amongst a raucous and hostile away crowd, would be a huge first step in the right direction for the USA. A slip up and a loss, and it will be an uphill battle for the rest of the campaign. The kick off time is strange (2pm) to say the least, but if you can make it in wear your colors to represent as we collectively urge our lads on to victory! If you absolutely can't make it out of work, the match will replay in HD at 4:30pm and 9pm.
Wednesday's action doesn't end there, as the other four teams in the CONCACAF Hex kick off in the evening. At 7pm Panama host Costa Rica, and shortly thereafter (7:30pm) Mexico face Jamaica. Both matches will be shown live with volume on the Lion's balcony, while our normal trivia night carries on downstairs!
On the weekend we flip the switch back to Club football, with all the action kicking off early Saturday morning (5:45am). Tottenham host Newcastle in the early slot in what looks to be a very good clash. Newcastle saw an end to their recent struggles with a tremendous win over Chelsea last week, and will look to continue their turn for the good away at Spurs. Tottenham are currently in fine form, going unbeaten in their last six. At the eight O' clock hour Arsenal try to stay in the fight for Champions League football with an away fixture to Sunderland, and Chelsea host Wigan at Stamford Bridge. The day finishes with Manchester City away to Southampton, and Real Madrid in a late kickoff against Sevilla.
Sunday morning Brad Guzan and Aston Villa kick things off against big Sam's West Ham United. Both sides earned a result against good Clubs last week, with the Villains managing a draw against Everton and the Hammers defeating Swansea. This should be a decent clash to start the day, which leads us to our big Match of the weekend between Manchester United and Everton. United were able to extend their lead at the top of the table last week, while Everton are still holding on to fifth place by the slimmest of margins. Both Clubs have been in form, and this should be a terrific Sunday morning Battle!
We finish the gameweek with Liverpool facing West Brom at Anfield on Monday afternoon. The two teams sit astride each other in the table, and Liverpool will be looking for a long overdue 3 points at home, after two strong performances that left them wanting.
On the Horizon
Next week, the Champions League Round of 16 is set to kick off with the highly anticipated match up between Real Madrid and Manchester United falling Wednesday afternoon. On the weekend the FA Cup Fifth Round (Quarterfinals) takes place, and Club football from Spain will feature as well.
This Week's Football
Tuesday February 5th
England U-21 v Sweden U-21 12:30pm (International Friendly)
Wednesday February 6th
Spain v Uruguay 11am (International Friendly)
England v Brazil 12:30pm (International Friendly)
Netherlands v Italy 12:30pm (International Friendly)
Sweden v Argentina 12:30pm (International Friendly)
France v Germany 1pm (International Friendly)
Honduras v USMNT 2pm (World Cup Qualifier) Replays @ 4:30pm & 9pm
Panama v Costa Rica 7pm (World Cup Qualifier)
Mexico v Jamaica 7:30pm (World Cup Qualifier)
Friday February 8th
PSG v Bastia 12:30pm (Ligue 1)
Watford v Crystal Palace 12:45pm (Championship)
Saturday February 9th
Tottenham v Newcastle 5:45am (EPL)
Chelsea v Wigan 8am (EPL)
Sunderland v Arsenal 8am (EPL)
Southampton v Manchester City 10:30am (EPL)
Real Madrid v Sevilla 2pm (La Liga)
Sunday February 10th
Aston Villa v West Ham 6:30am (EPL)
Cagliari v AC Milan 7am (Serie A)
Manchester United v Everton 9am (EPL)
Rayo Vallecano v Atletico Madrid 1pm (La Liga)
Monday February 11th
Liverpool v West Brom 1pm (EPL)
Real Betis v Real Vallodolid 1:30pm (La Liga)

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