Date: 23rd March 2007 at 3:45pm
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Pompey are not in Barclays Premiership action this week due to a full weekend and midweek programme of international fixtures. So who is playing who and where?

Saturday, 24/03/07
Albania v Slovenia, 16:00
Croatia v FYR Macedonia, 19:15
Cyprus v Slovakia, 18:00
Czech Republic v Germany, 19:45
Estonia v Russia, 18:30
Faroe Islands v Ukraine, 15:00
Greece v Turkey, 19:30
Israel v England, 18:30
Kazakhstan v Serbia, 13:00
Liechtenstein v Northern Ireland, 19:15
Lithuania v France, 17:00
Luxembourg v Belarus, 16:00
Moldova v Malta, 17:00
Netherlands v Romania, 19:30
Norway v Bosnia-Herzegovina, 19:05
Poland v Azerbaijan, 17:00
Portugal v Belgium, 21:00
Rep of Ireland v Wales, 15:00
Scotland v Georgia, 15:00
Spain v Denmark, 21:00
Austria v Ghana, 19:30
Brazil v Chile, 15:00
China PR v Australia, 8:00
Colombia v Switzerland, 17:30
Japan v Peru, 10:30
Montenegro v Hungary, 17:00
Qatar v Iran, 15:30
South Korea v Uruguay, 11:00
Venezuela v Cuba, 23:00

Sunday, 25/03/07
Colombia v Switzerland, 18:30
Costa Rica v New Zealand, 3:00
Mexico v Paraguay, 21:00
USA v Ecuador, 17:00

As far as the home nations go I’m tipping England (despite being less than impressed with the ‘progress’ being made under Spineless Steve) for a much needed win. I can see Northern Ireland getting right back into contention in their group with victory over Liechtenstein, Wales will suffer defeat to the Republic of Ireland (also desperate for victory) with Scotland also getting the win they need.