By SBI SOCCER
While qualification into Europe’s biggest competition winds down, CONMEBOL qualification into the world’s largest stage kicks off Thursday.
Across the pond, qualification for Euro 2016 nears its end, and a few intriguing battles can help some nations claim advancement. Portugal and Denmark face off in an important Group I game. A win for the Portuguese can see them claim the top spot in the group, while the Danes are trying to secure the second automatic qualification spot with Albania right on their tail.
Germany and the Republic of Ireland also meet. The Irish currently hold the third spot in Group D and will want to stay there or improve their position, as Scotland trails closely behind.
In South America, CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying action kicks off, and a monumental battle takes place in Santiago, Chile, as La Roja looks to continue its winning ways against heavyweight Brazil. Many of the region’s best players may miss out on opening day, though, as multiple stars are holding knocks and injuries.
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Enjoy the action (Click here for today’s soccer TV schedule):
Noon — ESPN3/ESPN Deportes TV — Georgia vs. Gibraltar
2:45 p.m. — ESPN/ESPN3 — Republic of Ireland vs. Germany
2;45 p.m. — Fox Sports 2/Fox Sports Go/Fox Soccer 2Go — Scotland vs. Poland
2:45 p.m. — Fox Soccer 2Go — Hungary vs. Faroe Islands
2:45 p.m. — ESPN3 — Northern Ireland vs. Greece
2:45 p.m. — Fox Soccer 2Go — Romania vs. Finland
2:45 p.m. — ESPN3 — Albania vs. Serbia
2:45 p.m. — ESPN3/ESPN Deportes — Portugal vs. Denmark
WORLD CUP QUALIFYING
4:30 p.m. — beIN Sports en Español — Colombia vs. Peru
5 p.m. — beIN Sports USA/beIN Sports en Español — Venezuela vs. Paraguay
7:30 p.m. — beIN Sports USA — Chile vs. Brazil
8 p.m. — beIN Sports USA/beIN Sports en Español — Argentina vs. Ecuador
7 p.m. — ESPN3 — Syracuse vs. Notre Dame
7 p.m. — ESPN3 — Boston College vs. Pittsburgh
7 p.m. — ESPN3 — NC State vs. Florida State
7 p.m. — ESPN3 — Virginia vs. Clemson
7 p.m. — ESPN3 — Duke vs. Miami
7 p.m. — Big Ten Network — Ohio State vs. Purdue
7 p.m. — SEC Network + — Auburn vs. South Carolina
10 p.m. — Pac-12 Network — Stanford vs. Oregon State