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Friendly: England v Germany Preview


Our writer previews the international friendly contested between England and Germany on Friday the 10th of November 2017.

England continue their preparations for the 2018 World Cup when they host world champions, Germany, at Wembley Stadium on Friday. It’s just a friendly, so this will be the perfect opportunity for either manager to experiment with their line-ups and tamper with their squads.
The last time these two sides met, Lukas Podolski ended his international career with a stunning strike to claim a 1-0 win at Wembley for the Germans. That stretched the Three Lions’ winless run on home soil against Germany, dating back to 1975.

World Cup Qualifier: South Africa v Senegal Preview

Two soccer players chasing the ball down in the big box

Our soccer expert previews the crunch FIFA World Cup qualifier between South Africa and Senegal which takes place on Friday 10 November 2017.

When two teams play each other twice in a trice, the first match is usually a cagey affair. This time, that’s not the case, with South Africa needing maximum points in both matches to qualify for the greatest soccer spectacle next year.

A dramatic turn of events sees Senegal have Sadio Mane recovering from injury that was expected to keep him out of the clash, while the hosts are on the cusp of losing their number one goalkeeper, Itumeleng Khune, who suffered an optical fracture this past weekend. Will we be able to cope against one of the biggest footballing heavyweights in Africa? Let’s find out… 
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