There are yet more exciting games to look forward to as players switch their allegiance to their national teams in the last international break of the year.
After a frenetic start to the football season, both domestically and on the international stage, football seems to be finally hitting its stride and a level of normalcy is starting to set in. With several major international tournaments right around the corner, national team setups have been working overtime to get their teams ready for the international break in November 2020.
We at Khel Now bring you our list of the top 10 games to look forward to in the upcoming international break in November 2020.
1. Netherlands vs Spain – 12th November
The Oranje will take on the Spanish National side in a friendly competition over the course of the November 2020 international break with both sides being involved in heated races to qualify from their respective groups in the UEFA Nations League. Memphis Depay and company will use the friendly as an opportunity to get accustomed to new boss Frank De Boer after Ronald Koeman’s departure to FC Barcelona in the summer.
2. Colombia vs Uruguay – 14th November
Matchday three of the South American World cup qualifiers brings us another cracker of a game with Colombia taking on Uruguay. James Rodriguez’s return to form will be crucial to the Colombians who sit in the third place, three spots ahead of opponents, Uruguay. Both sides have had special moments in recent World Cups and will be looking to make their way back into the famous competition.
3. Chile vs Peru – 14th November
Two of the biggest South American footballing Nations go head to head in the third matchday of the world cup qualifiers. Sitting in seventh and eighth positions respectively, both Chile and Peru will be looking to get their international campaigns back on track if they are to qualify to the World Cup finals in Qatar.
4. Portugal vs France – 15th November
In a replay of the 2016 UEFA Euros finals, Portugal will take on France in the penultimate game week of the Nations League group stage in what is sure to be a cracker of an encounter. The sides played out a 0-0 draw during the last international break. However, a win for either side would be crucial to cementing their spot in the knockout stages of the tournament. It remains to be seen if Cristiano Ronaldo will be declared fit enough to play after having just recovered from Covid-19.
5. Germany vs Ukraine – 15th November
In game week five of the Nations League group stages, Germany will take on Ukraine in group four of League A. Germany sit atop the group with Spain and Ukraine tied on points in second and third position respectively. The likes of Serge Gnabry, Leon Goretzka and Timo Werner, to name a few have made the German side one of the most attractive young sides on the international stage in recent months. However, a loss against Ukraine would make qualification through the group far from assured.
6. Belgium vs England – 16th November
In the penultimate game week of the group stages of the Nations League, Belgium take on Gareth Southgate’s rather indifferent England side. With Belgium leading the group on nine points, the game represents a chance for the Englishmen to get themselves back to winning ways. Marcus Rashford has been on fire on and off the pitch in recent weeks and will look to carry on his form into his national side while the Belgian red devils will be boosted by the return of Eden Hazard to the side.
7. Croatia vs Portugal – 18th November
A Portugal side that sits top of Group three of League A in the Nations League, will take on a labouring Croatian team in their final game week of the group stage of the competition. With France close behind them, Portugal will need to be at their best to qualify from their group. Luka Modric’s Croatian side will not be qualifying to the knockouts but will be more than eager to ger back to winning ways in their final two games of the group stages.
8. Spain vs Germany – 18th November
In the final matchday of the UEFA Nations League, the race for qualification from Group D is getting tighter. Spain and Germany sit in positions one and two, separated by just one point. However, with Ukraine hot on their tails, a draw will not do for either side. The Germans play Ukraine in game week five before they face Spain in what will be a frenetic end to an enthralling group.
9. Uruguay vs Brazil – 18th November
In a clash between two of South America’s most flamboyant sides, Brazil will take on Uruguay during the November 2020 international break. With two wins in two and a massive nine goals scored, the star-studded Brazilians are on top of the qualifying group while Uruguay lie in sixth place.
However, Brazil will be without the talismanic Neymar after the PSG forward suffered a groin injury that is expected to keep him out of the action for a few weeks. Luis Suarez has looked in good touch for his new side Atletico Madrid and will be desperate to propel his country to what will most likely be his final World Cup.
10. Poland vs Netherlands – 19th November
Robert Lewandowski’s Poland will face a misfiring Dutch national team in this encounter from Group A of the UEFA Nations League. The Poles sit on top of the group after four games with seven points while the Oranje sit in third place with five points. Frank de Boer’s side will be without the injured Virgil Van Dijk after the Liverpool defender suffered a serious injury in the Merseyside derby. With the game being crucial for Netherlands’ chances of qualification, expect a fiery game between two of Europe’s best international sides.