The top two tiers in the English game and our European counterparts are slowly moving towards another international break, with football finding itself in October. There were midweek clashes to keep fans entertained and then club football (annoyingly for many) comes to a close this weekend and friendlies and Qualifying games take precedence.
In the modern game, international football isn’t for everyone anymore and if the home nations, or the presumed bigger boys don’t interest you, you can always get a football fix from League One or League Two – or even support your local non-league side.
Invariably there will be those fans who will enjoy a bit of flutter on the international matches and in the modern age of the internet, it’s easy to bet sensibly on the latest Euro 2020 odds when it comes to final results.
For those that remain hugely interested in the supposed best sides with the best players, from each country, coverage is saturated with broadcast companies and Google searches, and whether you’re backing England and hoping to see
Harry Kane find the net again, or whether it’s Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland that floats your boat (or even the Republic of Ireland, albeit not strictly a home nation), each of those sides has a double header of games coming up over the break.
Czech Republic v England and then Bulgaria v England
Russia v Scotland and then Scotland v San Marino
Slovakia v Wales and then Wales v Croatia
Netherlands v Northern Ireland and then Czech Republic v Northern Ireland
And if you share my ancestry – Georgia v Republic of Ireland and then Switzerland v Republic of Ireland