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World Cup qualifying/European U-21 Championship Open Thread

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There are a plethora of intriguing internationals today and through the weekend -- whether that be world cup qualifiers or the European Under-21 Championship. This open thread is available for you to discuss all of the happenings from it. Here's a listing of some matches that you might find interesting:

FRIDAY

* Croatia vs Scotland | 7:15pm BST, 2:15pm EST | World Cup qualifier -- Come to Old Trafford, Luka.

* Belgium vs Serbia | 7:45pm BST, 2:45pm EST | World Cup qualifier -- Potential transfer target Marouane Fellaini will likely be deployed as a No.6 for Belgium.

* Czech Republic vs Italy | 7:45pm BST, 2:45pm EST | World Cup qualifier -- Andrea Pirlo!

* Austria vs Sweden | 7:45pm BST, 2:45pm EST | World Cup qualifier -- Zlatan!

* Ireland vs Faroe Islands | 7:45pm BST, 2:45pm EST | World Cup qualifier

* Portugal vs Russia | | 8:45pm BST, 3:45pm EST | World cup qualifier -- This is the headline qualifier around Europe for this round. Russia currently are the group leaders. Portugal desperately need a result, if not a win.

* Argentina vs Columbia | 11:05pmBST, 6:05pm EST | World Cup qualifier -- Messi (if fit) and Falcao! This is the headline qualifier in South America for this round.

* Peru vs Ecuador | 3:10am BST (Saturday), 10:10pm EST | World Cup qualifier -- Tony V!

* Jamaica vs United States | 2:30am BST (Saturday), 9:30pm EST | World Cup qualifier -- I'll be sweating this one.

* Panama vs Mexico | 3:05am BST (Saturday), 10:05pm EST | World Cup qualifier -- Chicharito amazingly has 32 goals for Mexico in just 47 appearances.

SATURDAY

* England vs Norway | 5:00pm BST, 12:00pm EST | European U-21 Championship -- Stuart Pearce says Wilfried Zaha should be 'fit' and 'ready' for this match.

* Italy vs Israel | 7:30pm BST, 2:30pm EST | European U-21 Championship -- PSG's Marco Verratti really impressed against England.

SUNDAY

* Holland vs Russia | 5:00pm BST, 12:00pm EST | European U-21 Championship -- Another chance to see Kevin Strootman, a rumored transfer target.

* Germany vs Spain | 7:30pm BST, 2:30pm EST | European U-21 Championship -- David de Gea !Thiago!

* Brazil vs France | 8:00pm BST, 3:00pm EST | International friendy -- Patrice Evra?