Friday is a busy day for international soccer, with 2012 European Championship qualifying and international friendlies taking center stage.
Germany and Turkey square off in a Group A qualifying battle that features a bevy of players with ties to both countries. In Group B, Russia faces some pressure to come away with a result in its match with the Republic of Ireland, which leads the group and could distance itself from the Russians with a victory. One of the other highlights of the Euro slate is over in Group H, where Portugal – which will have the services of Cristiano Ronaldo – is in dire need of a win over Denmark after coming away with just one point from its first two matches, conceding five goals in the process.
As for the friendlies, Japan hosts Argentina in an intriguing matchup of teams coming off successful World Cup runs. CONCACAF is well represented on the schedule as well, with Canada facing Ukraine, Costa Rica meeting Peru and Honduras squaring off with New Zealand. The United States' opponent next Tuesday, Colombia, will go up against Ecuador.
Which games are you looking forward to the most? Do you see any upsets happening in Euro qualifying?
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