Spain vs Turkey: Santiago Bernabeu Stadium receives the match of the weekend

The most difficult match of Spain Road to WC 2010, arrives when La Furia Roja is living the best moment in the history. The Euro 2008 champions, seems to have the best players as a National Team and they don’t need many changes in their line-ups as it happens with any Team that experience crisis.

As a result, it is time for records. First David Villa scored one goal per game at EURO 2008, then Xabi Alonso reached 50th cap...

According to our friendly site Spanish Football Sports, Spain vs Turkey achieves special moments for Iker Casillas and David Villa again.

Spain, enjoy it!


Romania vs Serbia: victory is crucial

Star striker Adrian Mutu claimed Romania must beat Serbia in their 2010 World Cup qualifier on Saturday if they are to remain in contention for a place at next year's finals.

The 30-year-old, Romania's third all-time scorer with 29, said that a draw would not be good enough against a side that presently tops Group 7 with nine points, though, the Romanians on four points have a game in hand.

"We cannot just come away with a draw against Serbia," said Mutu.

"This match is vital because if we don't win, we won't have a chance of qualifying," added Mutu, who also said that they must take three points off Austria on April 1.

The Fiorentina marksman claimed Serbia had an advantage because their players played in tougher championships than most of the Romanian squad and called on his compatriots to motivate themselves so that they would not allow this to be replayed out on the pitch.

"We have shown before that we can play as well as stronger teams than us such as against France (a 2-2 draw in their World Cup qualifier last October) and Holland (a 1-0 victory in a Euro 2008 qualifier)," said Mutu, who is just six goals short of Romania's leading all-time scorer Gheorghe Hagi.

Dutch legend Cruyff warns Scotland: Don't start a war

Dutch legend Johan Cruyff identified a chink in Holland's Oranje armour and told Scotland that controlled aggression represents their best chance of causing a shock at the Amsterdam Arena tomorrow.

The all-time great believes the current Netherlands side is no match for George Burley's battlers when it comes to winning 50-50 tackles and individual scraps.

But he warned that, with a potentially more important game against Iceland at Hampden on Wednesday night, the Scots must be wary of turning the World Cup qualifier into a war.

More info: Daily Mail

South America World Cup qualifying: free live TV stream

Diego Maradona and Juan Pablo Carrizo.
Round 11

Uruguay - Paraguay
Argentina - Venezuela
Colombia - Bolivia

Ecuador - Brazil
Peru - Chile

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England vs Ukraine: for a new record

On Wednesday 1st April, England host Ukraine in a FIFA World Cup qualifier at Wembley. England can set a new record by clinching their seventh consecutive home win in a World Cup qualifying match.

Most successive World Cup qualification home wins - England
# Start date Last match before streak First match after streak

6 09 Oct 2004 England - Greece (06 Oct 2001) 2-2 Still running

6 16 Nov 1949 England - Wales (24 Jan 1973) 1-1

5 13 Oct 1976 England - Poland (17 Oct 1973) 1-1
England - Romania (29 Apr 1981) 0-0

2 18 Nov 1981 England - Romania (29 Apr 1981) 0-0
England - Romania (11 Sep 1985) 1-1

2 26 Apr 1989 England - Sweden (19 Oct 1988) 0-0
England - Norway (14 Oct 1992) 1-1

2 18 Nov 1992 England - Norway (14 Oct 1992) 1-1
England - Netherlands (28 Apr 1993) 2-2

2 08 Sep 1993 England - Netherlands (28 Apr 1993) 2-2
England - Italy (12 Feb 1997) 0-1

2 30 Apr 1997 England - Italy (12 Feb 1997) 0-1
England - Germany (07 Oct 2000) 0-1

2 24 Mar 2001 England - Germany (07 Oct 2000) 0-1
England - Greece (06 Oct 2001) 2-2

Germany vs Liechtenstein: Teutons go for 200th

On Saturday, Germany need to score one goal to celebrate their 200th goal in World Cup qualification matches when they face Liechtenstein in Leipzig.

Josef Rasselnberg became the first German goalscorer in a World Cup qualification match when he netted against Luxembourg (1-9 win) on 11 March 1934.
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is Germany’s top scorer in World Cup qualification matches with 13 goals.

Most goals scored in World Cup Qualification UEFA
# Nation P W D L GA

229 Netherlands 100 62 22 16 75
218 Serbia 102 61 25 16 88
210 Belgium 107 59 22 26 116
208 Spain 93 60 21 12 66
208 Sweden 100 63 16 21 90
206 England 86 57 19 10 57
199 (West) Germany 68 50 16 2 55
193 Portugal 109 53 28 28 122
192 Russia 96 60 21 15 65
181 Romania 99 56 18 25 95
Note: matches include intercontinental play-off matches

Top scorers in World Cup Qualification – (West) Germany
# Player

13 Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
9 Gerd Müller
7 Michael Ballack
7 Klaus Fischer
7 Pierre Littbarski
6 Oliver Bierhoff
6 Rudi Völler
6 Max Morlock
5 Manfred Kaltz
5 Ulf Kirsten
5 Miroslav Klose
5 Wolfgang Overath


Germany: Löw calls upon Jansen and Podolski, Friedrich injured

Marcell Jansen

Joachim Löw has nominated 21 players for the upcoming games against Liechtenstein in Leipzig on March 28 (8 P.M, live on ZDF) and in Cardiff on April 1 against Wales (8.45 P.M., live on ARD), both qualifying games for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The German coach has refilled some open slots with Arne Friedrich, Marcell Jansen and Lukas Podolski – all three players sat out the year’s opening game against Norway due to injury. On Sunday Friedrich cancelled his participation due to an injury, suffered in Berlins 0-2 defeat at Stuttgart on Saturday.

Hannover's Robert Enke, recently sidelined due to a fractured left hand, returns as one of three goalkeepers on the roster. "I felt that he has had a rather successful convalescence, he’s found his old form quickly", said Löw about Enke. Löw also commented on Lukas Podolski’s reappearance in the ranks: "The fact that he battled back into Bayern's starting line-up did not have an effect on our nomination. We’d have called upon him either way, as we rate him highly. Lukas is an excellent forward."

Marcell Jansen from Hamburger SV is yet another returnee following a prolonged injury phase. "As Piotr Trochowski reports injured, we needed a midfield alternative. We will check back with the HSV to get another read on his ability to perform. But disregarding Trochowski's injury status, Marcell Jansen has performed well in the Bundesliga following the winter break. He is certainly a valid option."