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The international break truly kicks off Thursday as a series of Euro 2016 qualifiers headline the day’s action.

Thursday’s proceedings feature nine European qualifiers, including a matchup between defending European champions Spain and Slovakia.

Spain head into Slovakia on the heels of a 5-1 thrashing of Macedonia to open qualifying last month. Boasting a lineup featuring Diego Costa, Cesc Fabregas, Andres Iniesta and David Silva, Spain are taking their post-World Cup resurgence very seriously against a Slovakian side that includes Napoli’s Martin Hamsik and Liverpool’s Martin Skrtel.

Meanwhile, England are also back in action, as the Three Lions take on minnows San Marino. England features a squad made up of many of the usual suspects including Wayne Rooney, Gary Cahill and Leighton Baines. Anything but a lopsided victory would prove to be a disappointment for England against a team that has won just one game in their history.

In other action, an injured Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Sweden host Russia, Switzerland visits Slovenia and Mexico takes on Honduras in a friendly.

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 Soccer TV schedule is after the jump):


2:45 p.m. – ESPN 3 – Belarus vs. Ukraine

2:45 p.m. – ESPN 2 – Slovakia vs. Spain

2:45 p.m. – Fox Sports 1 – England vs. San Marino 

2:45 p.m. – ESPN 3 – Lithuania vs. Estonia

2:45 p.m. – Fox Soccer 2Go – Slovenia vs. Switzerland

2:45 p.m. -ESPN 3 – Lichtenstein vs. Montenegro 

2:45 p.m. – ESPN 3 – Moldova vs. Austria

2:45 p.m. – Fox Sports 2 – Sweden vs. Russia

2:45 p.m.  – Fox Soccer 2Go – Macedonia vs. Luxembourg

7:00 p.m. – ESPN 3 – Boston College vs. Virginia

7:00 p.m. – ESPN 3 – Duke vs. Clemson

7:00 p.m. – ESPN 3 – Syracuse vs. Florida State

7:00 p.m. – ESPN 3 – Wake Forest vs. North Carolina

9:00 p.m. – ESPN 2 – Mexico vs. Honduras 


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