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Last Updated: Friday, 1 September 2006, 08:54 GMT 09:54 UK
Live international football on the BBC
Sports fans can enjoy a feast of live football on the BBC over the next week.

On Saturday, Match of the Day brings you live coverage of two Euro 2008 qualifiers as England host Andorra and the Republic of Ireland take on Germany in Stuttgart.

The BBC also has exclusive live coverage of Brazil's friendly international with Argentina in London on Sunday, plus the five-time World Cup winners' meeting with Wales in the capital on Tuesday.

And to round off a packed few days of international football, Match of the Day is back on Wednesday with highlights of England's second Euro 2008 qualifier in Macedonia.

  • England v Andorra
    Sat 2 Sept, 1645 BST, BBC ONE
  • Germany v Republic of Ireland
    Sat 2 Sept, 1930 BST, BBC THREE & online
  • Brazil v Argentina
    Sun 3 Sept, 1535 BST, BBC ONE & online
  • Brazil v Wales
    Tues 5 Sept, 1900 BST, BBC THREE & online
  • Macedonia v England (highlights)
    Wed 6 Sept, 2240 BST, BBC ONE

    ENGLAND v ANDORRA - Sat 2 Sept, 1645 BST, BBC ONE

    Gary Lineker is at Old Trafford as new England manager Steve McClaren faces his first competitive match in charge of the national side as qualification for Euro 2008 begins.

    England boss Steve McClaren

    His predecessor, Sven Goran-Eriksson, never failed to reach the finals of a major tournament and McClaren will be hoping to continue this record.

    Having tumbled out of the World Cup at the quarter-final stages in June, England will be looking for a strong, confidence-boosting victory against a side ranked more than 120 places below them by Fifa.

    Andorra have registered just three victories during less than a decade in existence.

    John Motson and Mark Lawrenson are in the commentary box at Old Trafford.

    GERMANY v REP OF IRELAND - Sat 2 Sept, 1930 BST on BBC3

    Manish Bhasin introduces live coverage from Stuttgart as Steve Staunton's Republic of Ireland get their Euro 2008 campaign under way.

    The Republic go into Saturday's game under something of a cloud after being hammered 4-0 at home by Holland earlier this month.

    Their only appearance in the European Championship finals was in 1988 in Germany when the Irish shocked England in their opening game at the same Stuttgart Stadium where Saturday's game takes place.

    Germany, meanwhile, will be desperate to build on their World Cup revival as they begin a new era under coach Joachim Low, Jurgen Klinsmann's former assistant.

    BRAZIL v ARGENTINA - Sun 3 Sept, 1535 BST, BBC ONE

    Ray Stubbs presents live coverage of a mouth-watering international between South American footballing giants Brazil and Argentina at Arsenal's new Emirates Stadium.


    With seven World Cup titles between them, the sides can call on some of the finest players in the game - Ronaldinho and Kaka are in Brazil's ranks while Argentina boast Hernan Crespo and Lionel Messi.

    Both teams suffered relatively poor World Cup campaigns by their own hugely high standards, losing in the quarter-finals, but both are now under new management and hungry for fresh success to add to their illustrious list of victories.

    Commentary comes from Jonathan Pearce and Mark Bright.

    BRAZIL v WALES - Tues 5 Sept, 1900 BST, BBC THREE

    Manish Bhasin presents live coverage from Tottenham's White Hart Lane as Wales take on the might of Brazil.

    Wales have beaten the five-time World Cup winners just once in their history - a 1-0 victory in Cardiff 15 years ago.

    John Toshack's side will be hoping to pull off another shock win against the world number one ranked side.

    Wales failed to qualify for this summer's World Cup and will be looking for a high-profile scalp in this friendly as they look for form at the start of their campaign to reach the finals of Euro 2008.

    MACEDONIA v ENGLAND - Wed 6 Sept, 2240 BST, BBC ONE

    Gary Lineker presents highlights of England's second Euro 2008 qualifier.

    On the back of Saturday's match against Andorra, England's bid to qualify for Euro 2008 continues with a tricky trip to eastern Europe.

    Macedonia proved to be tough opponents during qualifying for the last European Championship when they held England to a 2-2 draw at Southampton's St Mary's Stadium and then took a shock lead in the return leg in Skopje.

    England fought back to scrape a win that day through Wayne Rooney's first ever goal for his country and a David Beckham penalty.

    They will have to make do without the suspended Rooney this evening, but Steve McClaren will hope the likes of John Terry, Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard will be at their best as his side look to take another big step towards the finals in Austria and Switzerland.


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