International Friendly Match Dates for World Cup Warm Ups

11th May 2010 | World Cup Betting category: Football World Cup News
Football World Cup News

The 2010 FIFA World Cup is edging ever closer, and now that the international managers have named their 30 man provisional squads, the next order of business is a host of international friendly matches. These matches will serve as warm ups for the World Cup fixtures, which start on June 11th, and will give the respective managers a last chance to look at their team, and tweak their starting eleven and tactics if need be. International friendly encounters rarely stir up a great deal of interest, but right before the World Cup, they become all important, as players strive for their chance of making World Cup history.

With Fabio Capello providing some surprise call ups to his 30 man provisional England squad, the players on the fringe of the main squad, could have the chance to impress ahead of the tournament, with their two international friendly matches themselves to come against Japan and Mexico. Following that, Capello will have to trim his squad down to just 23 players for his official World Cup squad. While the best bookmakers for betting on the World Cup itself will already have drawn large amounts of early bets on the tournament in South Africa, there is still ample time to get your bets on. The preliminary squad selections and international friendly matches, can all form important factors in your betting strategy.

Here, for your convenience, is a full list of international friendly fixtures, which may just be worth studying. It could help in your assessment of World Cup Odds, as it should provide glimpses of final line-ups and who, and who is not struggling to be fit. The indicators are there, and if nothing else, there will of course be plenty of betting action to take place on these friendly matches. With the domestics seasons all but done, at least there is still some soccer from around the world to follow at your online bookmaker.

May 13th Germany v Malta
May 14th Mexico v Angola
May 15th Paraguay v North Korea
May 16th Mexico v Chile / South Korea v Ecuador
May 19th Austria v Croatia / Belgium v Bulgaria
May 23rd Croatia v Wales
May 24th England v Mexico
May 25th Rep of Ireland v Paraguay
May 26th Turkey v Northern Ireland
May 28th Rep of Ireland v Algeria
May 30th Chile v Northern Ireland / Japan v England


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