When Is The Next International Break?
International breaks take place periodically through the season, with most leagues around Europe and beyond paused to allow players to join their national teams for a week or two. With the 2018 FIFA World Cup fast approaching, all the international breaks are currently filled up with qualifiers to see which teams will make it to the finals. With SportApp, the free iOS and Android app, you can set all your reminders so you will never miss a game.
This season, we’ve already seen England overcome Malta 2-0, as well as knocking 3 past arch-rivals Scotland in a tense match at Wembley. England also drew 0-0 away at Slovenia, which was a disappointing result, but by no means disastrous in terms of overall qualification.
So when is the next international break? Prepare your football reminder apps – the next break will take place on the weeks commencing 20th March and 27th March. This means there’ll be no Premier League football for two weeks at the end of the month, to allow international players sufficient time to recover.
The first match is actually a friendly – though the atmosphere will be anything but. England’s Lions will be heading off to Germany to play against one of the best-ranked teams in the world, coming up against opponents like Thomas Muller, Manuel Neuer, Mats Hummels and İlkay Gündoğan. Though the result of this match won’t affect qualification, both teams will be using it as a valuable opportunity to scope out a dangerous opponent. The Germany vs England game takes place on the 22nd March 2017, at 7:45pm.
England then return home to Wembley to host relative footballing minnows, Lithuania. This is a game the home team should certainly expect to win – the Lithuanian international team largely play their domestic football in the lesser leagues of Russia, Poland and Latvia, rather than the powerhouse leagues of England, Spain and Germany. However, the England team will need to put out a powerful first eleven to ensure the result, rather than risking the win to give younger players their debut. The England vs Lithuania game takes place on 26th March 2017 at 5pm. SportApp allows you to set up alerts so you won’t miss this crucial fixtures.
There are also international fixtures just after the domestic season finishes this year. The 10th June will see the return leg of the game against Scotland – sure to be a fiery battle between the two close rivals. England emphatically beat Scotland at Wembley last year, and will be looking to get another one over on their UK opponents. The game kicks off at 5pm on the 10th June – be sure to set up your football reminders beforehand.
England will also play another big friendly to round out the season, heading over to Paris to play a gala game against France. Expect to see big French names from the Premier League, including Anthony Martial, Paul Pogba, Dimitri Payet (now at Marseille after leaving West Ham), Hugo Lloris and Olivier Giroud – as well as English players like Wayne Rooney, Adam Lallana and Joe Hart.
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