International Previews

🦁England v USA🦅

📍 Where: Wembley Stadium

🕰️ When: 20:00 BST

📅 Date: Thursday, November 15th

📜 Records:

England: LLWDW

USA: DLWLD

♻️ Last Game:

England 3-2 Spain (United Nations League)

USA 1-1 Peru (Friendly)

🔙 Previous Meeting:

England 1-1 USA (2010 FIFA World Cup)

⚽ Top scorer:

England: Wayne Rooney

USA: Bobby Wood

👀 Players to watch:

England: Wayne Rooney

USA: Christian Pulisic

Thursday night at Wembley will be Rooney’s 120th and last cap for the England national team. The 33-year-old has scored 53 goals in his 13-year international career and will make a substitute appearance. Jadon Sancho, the Borussia Dortmund starlet will also start for the first time in an England kit. Look out for him as well as the always reliable Harry Kane and a combination of Raheem Sterling and Marcus Rashford to lead the line for the Three Lions.

For the USA, it will be the youth leading the Stars and Stripes. Christian Pulisic is the best player on this USA squad and the Borussia Dortmund starter will be keen to prove himself on the international level. Timothy Weah, the PSG man, will also be involved in the attack. Another USA international playing in Germany, Bobby Wood will look to his experience as one of the most capped players on the USA roster. He is also the leading scorer for the red white and blue.

❓ Did you know: England last played the USA in the 2010 World Cup where they failed to make it out of the group stage.

⌛ Predictions: 

England 2-1 USA

 

🍀Republic of Ireland v Northern Ireland🔵

📍 Where: Aviva Stadium (Dublin)

🕰️ When: 19:45 BST

📅 Date: Thursday November 15th

📜 Records:

Ireland: WLDDL

N. Ireland: LLWLL

♻️ Last Game:

Ireland 0-1 Wales (UEFA Nations League)

N. Ireland 2-0 Bosnia (UEFA Nations League)

🔙 Previous Meeting:

Ireland 5-0 N. Ireland (Nations Cup, May 2011)

⚽ Top scorer:

N. Ireland: Whyte, Dallas, Davis 1 Goal

Ireland: O’Brian, Williams 1 Goal

👀 Players to watch:

N. Ireland: Johnny Evans

Ireland: Robbie Brady

Jonny Evans, the Leicester city defender will be tasked with protecting the shaky back line of Northern Ireland. Robbie Brady, the Bunrley winger will lead the Irish attack. Expect a tight game in Dublin Thursday night.

❓ Did you know: Ireland have only won one game in the past nine they have played

⌛ Predictions: 

Ireland 2-1 N. Ireland

 

🔶Holland v France🔵

📍 Where: De Quip

🕰️ When: 7:45pm

📅 Date: Friday, November 16th 

📜 Records:

Holland: DWLWD

France: WDWDW

♻️ Last Game:

Holland 1-1 Belgium (Friendly)

France 2-1 Germany (UEFA Nations League)

🔙 Previous Meeting:

France 2-1 Holland (Nations League, September 2018)

⚽ Top scorer:

France: Kylian Mbappé

Holland: Memphis Depay

👀 Players to watch:

France: Kylian Mbappe

Holland: Virgil Van Dijk

Kylian Mbappe is a member of one of the most devastating front lines in European International football. He is a once in a generational talent that commands respect from defenders even at such a young age. He will try to be stopped by Holland and Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk.

❓ Did you know: These two squads faced off earlier this fall in September with France winning 2-1.

⌛ Predictions: 

France 3-2 Holland

 

🦁England v Croatia🔴

📍 Where: Wembley Stadium

🕰️ When: 14:00 BST

📅 Date: Sunday, November 18th

📜 Records:           

Croatia: LDLDW

England: LLWDW

♻️ Last Game:

England: vs USA (Thursday Nov 15th)

Croatia 2-1 Jordan (October 15th)

🔙 Previous Meeting:

England 0-0 Croatia (October 12th UEFA Nations League)

⚽ Top scorer:

England: Harry Kane

Croatia: Ante Rebic

👀 Players to watch:

England: Harry Kane

Croatia: Luka Modric

This matchup displays some of the best attacking talent in Europe with World Class players on both sides. Harry Kane leads the English front line along with Sterling and Rashford as the projected starters. He is a superb finisher in front of the net and will be looking to get on the scoresheet. Luka Modric is one of the best midfielders in the world and pulls the strings for the Croatian attack.

❓ Did you know: The last time these two sides faced It was in a closed stadium with no spectators allowed.

⌛ Predictions: 

England 1-0 Croatia

 

 

 

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