Messi v Ronaldo: International Football Friendlies on Nov. 18

OLD TRAFFORD (Sporting Alert) — The following is a list of international football games that is on the schedule for Tuesday, November 18.

Amongst the highlighted clashes on Tuesday are the Argentina against Portugal and the Spain against Germany exhibitions.

At Old Trafford, former Manchester United winger Cristiano Ronaldo will lead Portugal in a high-profiled game with beaten World Cup finalists Argentina, with a certain Lionel Messi set to lead the La Selección.

Live coverage of this encounter will be on beIN Sports USA.

The game will also see another former Man United player, forward Carlos Tevez, who now plays for Juventus — returning to play at Old Trafford for the first time since leaving the Red Devils’ arch rivals Manchester City.

Another game expected to draw a pack audience is the clash between reigning World Cup champions Germany and Spain, who went into this past summer’s tournament as the defending champions before being knock-out in the group stages.

Both set of players are looking forward to featuring in the world-class friendly, with Germany forward Mario Gotze, who netted the winner at the World Cup in Brazil commenting: “I think it’s great that to end this amazing year, we have such a highlight with the national team.

“With a good game against Spain, we can bring a worthy conclusion to the year in which we became world champions.

“We’re up against a really top side, against a team who have dominated world football in recent years.

“To be able to measure ourselves at this level and prove ourselves is always amazing. I’m really looking forward to it.”

Elsewhere on Tuesday, Carlos Vela is expected to start again for Mexico when they take on Belarus. Vela made an impressive return to the national setup with a two goal performance in the victory over the Netherlands last week.

On the schedule too, Neymar will lead Brazil against Austria, Scotland will entertain England in what is expected to be tough for the Three Lions, while France and Sweden will do battle.

Football International Friendly Schedule on Nov. 18

5:20am Japan vs Australia ESPN Deportes, ESPN3, Watch ESPN
6:30am Thailand vs New Zealand Sky Sport 2 NZ
6:35am China vs Honduras
6:45am Iran vs Korea Republic
10:00am Slovakia vs Finland ESPN3, ESPN Caribbean
12:00pm Belarus vs Mexico Watch ESPN, Univision Deportes
12:00pm Greece vs Serbia
12:00pm Slovenia vs Colombia beIN SPORTS CONNECT
12:10pm Estonia vs Jordan
1:00pm Austria vs Brazil beIN Sports USA, beIN SPORTS CONNECT
1:30pm Romania vs Denmark beIN SPORTS CONNECT
2:00pm Ukraine vs Lithuania beIN SPORTS CONNECT
2:30pm Ireland Republic vs USA ESPN2, Watch ESPN
2:30pm Portugal vs Argentina beIN Sports USA
2:30pm Hungary vs Russia beIN SPORTS CONNECT
2:45pm Spain vs Germany ESPN Deportes, ESPN3, Watch ESPN,
2:45pm Poland vs Switzerland beIN SPORTS CONNECT
2:45pm Italy vs Albania
3:00pm Scotland vs England ESPN3, Watch ESPN, Sportsnet World
3:00pm France vs Sweden ESPN3, Watch ESPN, TSN1, TSN4
5:00pm Congo vs Nigeria
6:00pm Chile vs Uruguay
7:00pm Bolivia vs Venezuela beIN Sports USA, beIN SPORTS CONNECT
8:00pm Peru vs Paraguay
8:00pm Panama vs Canada Sportsnet World, Sportsnet World Now

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