By DAN KARELL
World Cup qualifiers run the gamut on Friday with no less than 25 matches taking place around the globe. The outcomes of these matches could have far reaching effects on the rest of qualifying for the 2014 World Cup.
On the European continent, Portugal hosts Russia looking for revenge after falling, 1-0, last October in Moscow, while Belgium hosts Serbia in a game that could determine the qualifying group winner in.
In South America, the qualification matches are headlined by new Monaco forward Radamel Falcao Garcia’s trip to the Estadio Monumental in Buenos Aires to take on Lionel Messi and Argentina.
A top of the Hexagonal group clash tonight occurs in CONCACAF qualifying as Mexico returns home to play Panama, surprising leaders in the region until Tuesday night’s result in Jamaica.
If you will be watching today’s action, please feel free to share your thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments section below.
Enjoy the action (Today’s TV schedule is after the jump):
12pm – ESPN3 – Finland vs. Belarus
12pm – ESPN3 – Azerbaijan vs. Luxembourg
12pm – ESPN3 – Armenia vs. Malta
12:30pm – ESPN3 – Latvia vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina
1:45pm – ESPN3 – Lithuania vs. Greece
2pm – ESPN3 – Liechtenstein vs. Slovakia
2:15pm – ESPN3 – Moldova vs. Poland
2:15pm – ESPN3 – Croatia vs. Scotland
2:30pm – ESPN3 – Albania vs. Norway
2:30pm – ESPN3 – Montenegro vs. Ukraine
2:45pm – GolTV – Austria vs. Sweden
2:45pm – ESPN3 – Belgium vs. Serbia
2:45pm – ESPN – Czech Republic vs. Italy
3pm – ESPN3 – Iceland vs. Slovenia
3:45pm – ESPN3 – Portugal vs. Russia
4pm – beIN Sport – Bolivia vs. Venezuela
6:05pm – beIN Sport – Argentina vs. Colombia
8:10pm – beIN Sport en Español – Paraguay vs. Chile
9:30pm – beIN Sport – Jamaica vs. United States
10pm – beIN Sport en Español – Costa Rica vs. Honduras
10pm – Telemundo – Panama vs. Mexico