EURO U21, Day 5 / Spain, Italy Confed. Cup warmups / CONCACAF Qualifying / Tuesday Open Thread

Ian Walton

Spread throughout the day, there's quite a bit of football on tap today. But only if you're so inclined, of course, and want to take a break from being glued to the transfer rumor ticker.

First up, we have the final matches of Group A at the EURO U21 Championships. Just as in the World Cup group stages, both matches start at the same time - at the top of the hour. Unfortunately for England, we already know that they're out. To keep our interested however, it sounds like Josh McEachran will actually be getting a start*. With Marco van Ginkel's transfer fee reportedly agreed, perhaps there's no better time than now for McEachran to kick it up a notch in the spotlight.

*Both Josh McEachran and Nathaniel Chalobah are indeed starting today

England will be facing hosts Israel, who still have a chance - albeit pretty small - of making the knockout rounds, while Italy will face off versus Norway in the other match. Already assured of qualification, Italy will have to aim for a perfect group record without the lovely Lorenzo Insigne who suffered a sprained ankle in the last match.

The senior Italian national team will also be in action, they will host Haiti in a friendly / warmup match for the Confederations Cup. The match will be played in Rio de Janeiro with kick-off at 2:45 P.M. EDT. In similar friendly / warmup action, Spain and Ireland will match wits on a soggy temporary pitch in Yankee Stadium. Kick-off for that one is at 8:00 P.M. EDT.

Last but not least, we have a few more games from THE HEX of CONCACAF qualifying, including the long-awaited USA national team match in Seattle, WA (vs. Panama) - that one starts at 10:08 P.M. EDT - as well as South American excitement with Ecuador vs. Argentina (5:00 P.M. EDT) and Colombia vs. Peru (4:30 P.M. EDT).

Discuss.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join We Ain't Got No History

You must be a member of We Ain't Got No History to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at We Ain't Got No History. You should read them.

Join We Ain't Got No History

You must be a member of We Ain't Got No History to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at We Ain't Got No History. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9353_tracker