Tue 22 Mar 2016, 13:34
With league action taking a hiatus for the internationals break, the football continues on the World of Champions with over 30 key fixtures, which include Afcon 2017 and 2018 World Cup qualifiers and other high profile friendlies.
Over the next seven days, the Afcon qualification campaign will start to take shape with a host of nations in prime position to secure their spots at the Gabon showpiece next year.
SuperSport’s pick of match day three and four action includes the titanic battle between Nigeria and Egypt; South Africa’s do-or-die encounter with Cameroon; Kenya’s run-in with Guinea-Bissau; Zambia’s tussle with Congo for Group E’s top spot; Swaziland’s wrestle with Zimbabwe to lead Group L and Ghana’s quest for early finals qualification at Mozambique’s expense.
In South America, the road to Russia 2018 is surprisingly being led by unfancied Ecuador with the number one ranked team on the continent, Argentina, languishing in sixth, a position which has them missing out on qualification. Five-time world champions Brazil have also had an indifferent start to the qualification campaign and lie in third spot, two points off sixth, a spot which would also see them missing out on the finals. A World Cup without Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr? Now that’s unfathomable.
Match day five and six of the CONMEBOL fixtures are all live on SuperSport.
Italy’s third meeting with Spain since that fateful day almost four years ago in Kiev headlines the high profile friendlies being broadcast on SuperSport. Since the 4-0 humbling at the Euro 2012 final, the Azzuri have acquitted themselves well against La Furia Roja, playing out a nil-all draw and losing 1-0.
Other friendlies include Germany’s 30th meeting with England, as well as Netherlands hosting France.
Afcon 2017 Qualifiers
Wednesday 23 March Guinea-Bissau v Kenya 17:50 SS3HD/SS3/SS3N/SS9E/Select
Wednesday 23 March Zambia v Congo 17:50 SS9
Thursday 24 March Ghana v Mozambique 17:20 SS3HD/SS3/SS3N/SS9/Maximo
Friday 25 March Swaziland v Zimbabwe 14h50 SS4HD/SS4/SS9
Friday 25 March Nigeria v Egypt 16:50 SS3HD/SS3/SS3N/SS9/Maximo3/Select
Saturday 26 March Cameroon v South Africa 16:00 SS4HD/SS4/Maximo2
Saturday 26 March DR Congo v Angola 16:20 SS3HD/SS3/SS3N/Maximo
Saturday 26 March Burkina Faso v Uganda 19:50 SS9
Sunday 27 March Mozambique v Ghana 14:50 SS3HD/SS3/SS3N/Maximo360
Sunday 27 March Kenya v Guinea-Bissau 14:50 SS4HD/SS4/SS9/Select
Sunday 27 March Congo v Zambia 16:20 SS9
Monday 28 March Zimbabwe v Swaziland 14:50 SS4HD/SS4/SS9
Tuesday 29 March Uganda v Burkina Faso 17:50 SS9
Tuesday 29 March Angola v DR Congo 17:50 Maximo
Tuesday 29 March South Africa v Cameroon 18:30 SS4HD/SS4
Tuesday 29 March Egypt v Nigeria 18:50 SS3HD/SS3/SS3N/Maximo360/Select
Thursday 24 March Italy v Spain 17:50 SS3HD/SS3/SS3N/Maximo
Friday 25 March Netherlands v France 21:30 SS3HD/SS3/SS3N/Maximo
Saturday 26 March Austria v Albania 18:30 SS3HD/SS3/SS3N/Maximo
Saturday 26 March Germany v England 20:50 SS3HD/SS3/SS3N/Maximo
Tuesday 29 March Austria v Turkey 20:20 SS7HD/SS7/SS7N
Tuesday 29 March Germany v Italy 20:30 SS5HD/SS5/SS5N/Maximo2
Tuesday 29 March England v Netherlands 20:55 SS3HD/SS3/SS3N/Maximo
CONMEBOL 2018 World Cup Qualifiers
Thursday 24 March Bolivia v Colombia 21:50 SS5HD/SS5/SS5N/Maximo2
Thursday 24 March Ecuador v Paraguay 22:50 SS4HD/SS4
Friday 25 March Chile v Argentina 01:20 SS3HD/SS3/SS3N/Maximo
Friday 25 March Peru v Venezuela 04:00 SS3HD/SS3/SS3N/Maximo
Saturday 26 March Brazil v Uruguay 02:35 SS3HD/SS3/SS3N/Maximo360
Tuesday 29 March Colombia v Bolivia 22:15 SS4HD/SS4
Wednesday 30 March Uruguay v Peru 00:45 SS4HD/SS4/Maximo360
Wednesday 30 March Argentina v Bolivia 01:15 SS5HD/SS5/SS5N/Maximo2
Wednesday 30 March Venezuela v Chile 01:15 SS7HD/SS7/SS7N
Wednesday 30 March Paraguay v Brazil 02:30 SS3HD/SS3/SS3N/Maximo