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Midweek TV Preview: 14-15 November 2011



Monday 14 November

16.45 Brazil v Egypt, International Friendly, ITV4/ITV4 HD
After comfortably winning their own hosted Nile Basin Tournament in January, the Egyptian national team has been in dis-array following the political upheaval in the country. They finished bottom of their group in the African Cup of Nations qualifying, only winning one game against an already qualified Niger. Now under former USA coach Bob Bradley, win or lose here in Doha, a decent performance against Brazil could lay foundations for a rebuilt side.
17.30 Holland U21 v Scotland U21, UEFA U21 Euro 2013 Qualifying Group 10, Sky Sports 1/HD1
Scotland will welcome back Jordan Rhodes to the starting line up after coming on late for his first senior cap at the weekend. During October, the Huddersfield Town striker netted an astonishing 14 (FOURTEEN) times in six games for club and country - including three hat-tricks. It's no wonder he's attracting the attention of Premier League sides but he'll have plenty of chances to show off his skills in Team GB next summer. Oh wait...
19.00 Belgium U21 v England U21, UEFA U21 Euro 2013 Qualifying Group 8, ESPN/ESPN HD
Stuart Pearce's charges are steam-rollering their way to Israel 2013. They registered another impressive win against Iceland last week without the likes of Jones, Wellbeck and Rodwell who all featured for the Senior side against Spain.

Tuesday 15 November

19.05 Croatia v Turkey, UEFA Euro 2012 Play Off 2nd Leg (3-0), ESPN/ESPN HD
Both broadcasters pick the wrong matches to cover as Croatia calmly shut-up shop at home to a shell-shocked Turkey. The Montenegro v Czech Republic (0-2) could still provide a shock - one the UK audience will have to miss out on...
19.45 Republic of Ireland v Estonia, UEFA Euro 2012 Play Off 2nd Leg (4-0), Sky Sports 1/HD1/3D
Meanwhile, Trappatoni's men go through the motions at the Aviva. The Bosnia v Portugal game (0-0) kicks off at 21.00 - sadly, there's no indication at the moment that anyone will be carrying it in the UK.
20.00 England v Sweden, International Friendly, ITV1/ITV1 HD
Woo! Yeah! Poppy Power! After the FA's lowering expectations plan spectacularly back-fired at the weekend, Fabio has another chance to regain the status quo with a turgid disappointing performance against a fellow Euro 2012 qualifier.

Thursday 17 November

22.10 Libertad v LDU Quito, Copa Sudamericana Quarter Final 2nd Leg (0-1), Premier Sports
The Ecuadorians snatched a late goal to hold a slender advantage over Libertad. All to play for here to see who joins Vasco de Gama and Velez Sarfield in the Semi-finals.
00.40 Universidad de Chile v Arsenal, Copa Sudamericana Quarter Final 2nd Leg (2-1), Premier Sports
A late penalty gave the Chileans a vital lead against the side from Argentina. Univeridad de Chile are currently riding high nine points clear and unbeaten in 15 games at the top of the Primera Division - though another Arsenal (the one we're more familiar with in the UK) are said to be interested in their 21 year old top scorer, Eduardo Vargas.

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