International Soccer Fixtures – What to Watch This Week

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Let’s take a look at the upcoming international soccer fixtures! International soccer continues this week as countries around the world compete in their respective competitions. 

We have had a break from the predominant European club soccer action over the past two weeks. However, Europe’s top five leagues get back underway this Friday! I’m sure we are all super excited to get back into the club soccer drama. 

Watch out for Sports Hub’s Premier League and Euro Soccer Top Leagues picks later this week as our experts delve back into European soccer. For now, I will be giving you everything you need to know for this week’s international soccer fixtures! 

International Soccer Fixtures – Euro 2024 Qualifiers 

European nations have been participating in European Championship qualifiers now since March. We are midway through Round 8 of Euro qualifiers and so we have just two more rounds left once Round 8 is complete. Euro qualifiers are one of the main international soccer fixtures this week. 

Countries across Europe are battling it out for a spot in the finals at Euro 2024 which will take place in Germany. A total of 24 teams will compete to win the tournament next summer. Round 8 will conclude by the end of Tuesday this week. 

However, a number of teams have already managed to secure their spot in Germany for next summer. Let’s have a quick recap of which nations have already qualified and the rest of the permutations. 

Euro 2024 Qualifiers – Recap

As the host nation, Germany does not have to compete in qualifiers in order to appear in the finals. The main method of securing qualification for the tournament is by winning your qualifying group. Finishing as the runner-up will also mean you secure a place in the finals. Here is a list of nations that have already secured their spot: 

  • Spain 
  • Scotland 
  • France 
  • Turkey 
  • Belgium 
  • Portugal 

The aforementioned six nations have managed to wrap-up their position in qualification with at least a top-two finish. A host of teams are still looking to finish inside the top-two of qualifiers and so the remaining games are extremely important. 

If teams are unable to qualify via the qualifying stage, they can still ensure their spot in the finals via the play-offs. Play-offs are determined by Nations League rankings. The four highest ranked teams from each Nations League league (A, B and C) will compete in the play-offs. 

Euro 2024 Qualifiers – What to Watch This Week

Here are a list of fixtures coming up this week:  

Monday 

  • Azerbaijan vs Austria 
  • Greece vs Netherlands 
  • Gibraltar vs Ireland 
  • Belgium vs Sweden
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina vs Portugal 
  • Iceland vs Liechtenstein 
  • Luxembourg vs Slovakia 

Tuesday 

  • Finland vs Kazakhstan 
  • England vs Italy 
  • Malta vs Ukraine 
  • Serbia vs Montenegro 
  • Lithuania vs Hungary 
  • Northern Ireland vs Slovenia 
  • San Marino vs Denmark 

Monday’s big fixture will see Greece play host to the Netherlands as they fight for an automatic qualifying spot in Group B of Euro qualifiers. The two nations are at least guaranteed a play-off spot but are looking to join France in the finals directly. 

Looking towards Tuesday’s action, the main match will see England play host to current European champions Italy in a repeat of the Euro 2020 final. The two heavyweights return to Wembley Stadium in a race to qualify for Euro 2024. The Three Lions need just one win to guarantee their spot in the finals, whilst the Azzurri at least are able to feature in the play-offs if needed. 

Three teams will be able to qualify via the play-offs. That means that there are still a total of 14 teams left to secure their qualification through the qualifying groups. The remaining Euro qualifiers are extremely important international soccer fixtures. 

International Soccer Fixtures – CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifiers 

We head over to the other side of the globe now for international soccer fixtures and South American teams are already looking to the 2026 World Cup. European nations have the Euros to focus on for the moment. 

However, the likes of Brazil, world champions Argentina and Uruguay are already preparing for the next World Cup. They are currently competing in CONMEBOL World Cup qualifiers which are extremely significant international soccer fixtures. 

A total of six CONMEBOL teams will be able to earn automatic qualification into the 2026 World Cup. Previously, only the top-four were able to qualify. There is an additional seventh-place spot too where that team will compete in an intercontinental playoff. 

CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifiers – Recap 

Firstly, let’s quickly summarize what’s been happening during CONMEBOL World Cup qualifiers thus far. Each team has played a total of three matches, with Round 4 getting underway this week. The total number of games that each nation will play during the qualifiers is 18. 

Here are the results from Round 3: 

  • Brazil 1-1 Venezuela 
  • Chile 2-0 Peru 
  • Bolivia 1-2 Ecuador 
  • Argentina 1-0 Paraguay 
  • Colombia 2-2 Uruguay

Argentina currently top the standings as they have won all three of their opening games. They are followed by Brazil who have a total of seven points. They remain unbeaten but disappointingly dropped points at home to Venezuela last time out. 

Chile found their first victory with a 2-0 win but their opponents Peru have made a poor start and have just one point from their opening three matches. Ecuador are battling a three-point deficit but have now won two on the bounce as they finally have their first points on the board. 

Colombia remain undefeated as well but have shared the points in their last two matches. Bolivia have lost all three of their games as they sit bottom of the table. Paraguay are also struggling near the foot of the standings. 

CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifiers – What to Watch This Week

This week, CONMEBOL nations will compete in Round 4 qualifiers. Here are the upcoming fixtures: 

  • Venezuela vs Chile 
  • Paraguay vs Bolivia 
  • Ecuador vs Colombia 
  • Uruguay vs Brazil 
  • Peru vs Argentina 

Venezuela will take confidence from their draw away to Brazil and they are unbeaten over their last two so will prove to be a tough opponent for Chile. Meanwhile, Paraguay have a favorable match-up against basement-dwellers Bolivia but are still searching for their first goal during qualification. 

It should be an intriguing affair between Ecuador and Colombia. The hosts have won their last two successive games, whilst the visitors remain unbeaten. It will be an extremely tough game for Peru as they welcome Argentina to Lima. Peru are also yet to score a single goal thus far. 

The feature match of Round 4 sees Uruguay go up against Brazil in Montevideo. Uruguay defeated Chile 3-1 to get off to a fantastic start to qualification but haven’t won any of their last two. An unbeaten Brazil will want to return to winning ways after dropping points last time out. 

International Soccer Fixtures – CONCACAF Nations League 

Primary international soccer fixtures will also take place in North America this week. That sees CONCACAF Nations League action on show. The USA, Mexico, Canada and Costa Rica have all received a bye into the quarter-finals. 

Nevertheless, the likes of Trinidad & Tobago, Panama and Guatemala are still playing in CONCACAF Nations League matches. Group A will conclude this week, with Group B having already been decided. 

The finals of the CONCACAF Nations League will take place in March 2024. This Nations League will be particularly important since teams will have the opportunity to qualify for the 2024 Copa America as guests. 

CONCACAF Nations League – League A Recap

Trinidad & Tobago currently top Group A having won all three of their matches. Them and Panama are in pole position to reach the finals but will need to secure their stance with important matches coming up. 

Martinique and Guatemala are still able to qualify for the quarter-finals. However, results will have to go their way this week in Group A. 

Group B has already been decided as Jamaica topped the standings, with Honduras finishing in second. They both finished ahead of Suriname, Cuba, Haiti and Grenada in order to advance into the quarter-finals. Jamaica played all four of their matches without suffering defeat. 

CONCACAF Nations League – What to Watch This Week

So, what international soccer fixtures do you need to watch for the CONCACAF Nations League? Group A still has three fixtures this week so here they are below: 

  • Panama vs Guatemala 
  • El Salvador vs Martinique 
  • Curacao vs Trinidad & Tobago

The big clash is between Panama and Guatemala as the hosts look to maintain their unbeaten record thus far. Panama currently sit three points ahead of Guatemala and if they fail to win, Martinique could finish ahead of them if they are able to defeat El Salvador. 

It would take a huge goal swing for Trinidad & Tobago not to qualify, with Martinique and Panama also both needing to win. Guatemala would need to defeat Panama by at least three goals in order to qualify, with Martinique failing to record the victory as well.