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
Wed, 23 Mar Guinea-Bissau vs. Kenya 17h50 SS3HD/SS3/SS3N/SS9E/Select
Wed, 23 Mar Zambia vs. Congo 17h50 SS9
Thurs, 24 Mar Ghana vs. Mozambique 17h20 SS3HD/SS3/SS3N/SS9/Maximo
Fri, 25 Mar Swaziland vs. Zimbabwe 14h50 SS4HD/SS4/SS9
Fri, 25 Mar Nigeria vs. Egypt 16h50 SS3HD/SS3/SS3N/SS9/Maximo3/Select
Sat, 26 Mar Cameroon vs. South Africa 16h00 SS4HD/SS4/Maximo2
Sat, 26 Mar DR Congo vs. Angola 16h20 SS3HD/SS3/SS3N/Maximo
Sat, 26 Mar Burkina Faso vs. Uganda 19h50 SS9
Sun, 27 Mar Mozambique vs. Ghana 14h50 SS3HD/SS3/SS3N/Maximo360
Sun, 27 Mar Kenya vs. Guinea-Bissau 14h50 SS4HD/SS4/SS9/Select
Sun, 27 Mar Congo vs. Zambia 16h20 SS9
Mon, 28 Mar Zimbabwe vs. Swaziland 14h50 SS4HD/SS4/SS9
Tues, 29 Mar Uganda vs. Burkina Faso 17h50 SS9
Tues, 29 Mar Angola vs. DR Congo 17h50 Maximo
Tues, 29 Mar South Africa vs. Cameroon 18h30 SS4HD/SS4
Tues, 29 Mar Egypt vs. Nigeria 18h50 SS3HD/SS3/SS3N/Maximo360/Select
Thurs, 24 Mar Italy vs. Spain 17h50 SS3HD/SS3/SS3N/Maximo
Fri, 25 Mar Netherlands vs. France 21h30 SS3HD/SS3/SS3N/Maximo
Sat, 26 Mar Austria vs. Albania 18h30 SS3HD/SS3/SS3N/Maximo
Sat, 26 Mar Germany vs. England 20h50 SS3HD/SS3/SS3N/Maximo
Tues, 29 Mar Austria vs. Turkey 20h20 SS7HD/SS7/SS7N
Tues, 29 Mar Germany vs. Italy 20h30 SS5HD/SS5/SS5N/Maximo2
Tues, 29 Mar England vs. Netherlands 20h55 SS3HD/SS3/SS3N/Maximo
CONMEBOL 2018 WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS
Thurs, 24 Mar Bolivia vs. Colombia 21h50 SS5HD/SS5/SS5N/Maximo2
Thurs, 24 Mar Ecuador vs. Paraguay 22h50 SS4HD/SS4
Fri, 25 Mar Chile vs. Argentina 01h20 SS3HD/SS3/SS3N/Maximo
Fri, 25 Mar Peru vs. Venezuela 04h00 SS3HD/SS3/SS3N/Maximo
Sat, 26 Mar Brazil vs. Uruguay 02h35 SS3HD/SS3/SS3N/Maximo360
Tues, 29 Mar Colombia vs. Bolivia 22h15 SS4HD/SS4
Wed, 30 Mar Uruguay vs. Peru 00h45 SS4HD/SS4/Maximo360
Wed, 30 Mar Argentina vs. Bolivia 01h15 SS5HD/SS5/SS5N/Maximo2
Wed, 30 Mar Venezuela vs. Chile 01h15 SS7HD/SS7/SS7N
Wed, 30 Mar Paraguay vs. Brazil 02h30 SS3HD/SS3/SS3N/Maximo