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Midweek TV Preview: 28 March - 31 March 2011



Monday 28 March

19.45 Oldham Athletic v Tranmere Rovers, League One, Sky Sports 1/HD1
It's business as usual in League One, and on Monday night Tranmere travel to Oldham with hopes of taking a step towards safety and dragging their hosts back into the heart of the battle for survival. Athletic have lost their last six in a row and haven't won in 11.

Tuesday 29 March

19.35 Republic of Ireland v Uruguay, Friendly, Sky Sports 2/HD2
Ireland edged past Macedonia in European Championships qualifying on Saturday, with goals from Aiden McGeady and Robbie Keane securing a 2-1 win in Group B. That victory took Giovanni Trapattoni's men to the top of the group, and they celebrate with a run out against a Uruguay team that impressed hugely last summer.

19.45 Northern Ireland v Slovenia, Euro 2012 Qualifier, Sky Sports 1/HD1
Their neighbours might be in non-competitive action, but north of the border it's all business with the visit of Slovenia to Windsor Park. Northern Ireland have won just one qualifying game so far in this cycle, but that did come against the Slovenians. Corry Evans' strike in Maribor opened the Irish campaign with a bang.

19.45 Germany v Australia, Friendly, ESPN/ESPN HD (Option 1)
It's viewer's choice on ESPN on Tuesday, and Option 1 is Germany v Australia. Germany are in fine competitive form and have won all five Euro 2012 qualifiers so far, with Thomas Mueller and Miroslav Klose getting two each against Kazakhstan on Saturday. Australia will still be sore from the 4-0 thumping dished out by Jogi Low's side in South Africa.

19.45 France v Croatia, Friendly, ESPN/ESPN HD (Option 1)
Option 2 is France v Croatia from Paris. Laurent Blanc's men defeated Luxembourg by the princely total of 2-0 on Friday, the goals coming from Philippe Mexes and Yoann Gourcuff. Levan Kobiashvili's last-minute goal saw Georgia upset the Croatians in Tbilisi on Saturday. These two met, of course, in the World Cup semi-final in 1998.

20.00 England v Ghana, Friendly, ITV1/ITV1 HD
After England defeated Wales on Saturday, several senior members of the squad were released to rejoin their clubs ahead of European competition in the coming weeks. Fabio Capello is a lame duck, and if Ghana play to their best then England could be in for a turning over at Wembley on Tuesday.

Wednesday 30 March

00.50 (Thu morning) Internacional v Jorge Wilstermann, Copa Libertadores, Premier Sports
The witching hour brings Copa Libertadores action on Premier Sports (no, me neither). This week, Brazilian giants Inter meet Bolivian side Jorge Wilstermann, who are just making up the numbers in Group Six. Jorge's Juan Brown scored at both ends in the first 16 minutes when these two met earlier this month - Inter went on to win 4-1.

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