UEFA Euro 2016 Qualifying Games on ESPN3; Preview

SPORTING ALERT – UEFA Euro 2016 Qualifying games on the schedule for Thursday, October 8. Several games will be streaming live on the ESPN3 network.

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Among the games that can be watched live at ESPN3.com is the clash between Portugal and Denmark.

The battle will see the top two teams in Group I coming together at Estádio Municipal de Braga, with Portugal which holds a three-point advantage and a game in hand, hoping for another three points to extend the lead at the top of the standings.

When these two sides last met last October, Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo scored the only goal five minutes into added time and Portugal picked up a 1-0 win at Parken.

I am sure Denmark which has already played seven games will want to return the favour to Ronaldo and his team-mates, as the Danes also know that a defeat for them and a victory for Albania would knock them down to third and out of an automatic qualifying spot.

Also streaming live at ESPN3.com Albania vs Serbia clash which is expected to be a very interesting encounter, following the abandonment of the first clash where fans use a drone to fly a flag over the pitch, which led to violent scenes.

The first meeting between these countries in Belgrade last October was awarded as a 3-0 forfeit to Albania, after the initial decision to give Serbia the win was overturned.

Things have already been interesting in the lead-up to Thursday’s game, with reports saying the Serbian bus was pelted by stones thrown by Albania fans ahead of the return battle.

Wins for Portugal and Albania can both qualify for the Euro 2016 tournament next summer with respective wins.

Another Euro 2016 qualifying game streaming on ESPN3 and the WatchESPN App, is the Northern Ireland and Greece matchup, which is scheduled to kick-off at 2:35 p.m. at Windsor Park.

Northern Ireland needs just two points from its two remaining games to qualify, so they too will book a spot with a victory on Thursday.

Meanwhile, two of Europe’s top goalscorers Thomas Muller and Robert Lewandowski will both be in action as well on the day.

EURO 2016 ESPN3, TV CHANNELS LIST

12:00 AM ET Georgia vs Gibraltar ESPN3
2:45 PM ET Republic of Ireland vs Germany ESPN, ESPN3
2:45 PM ET Albania vs Serbia ESPN3
2:45 PM ET Portugal vs Denmark ESPN3
2:45 PM ET Albania vs Serbia ESPN3
2:45 PM ET Northern Ireland vs Greece ESPN3
2:45 PM ET Scotland vs Poland Fox Sports 2 USA

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