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International preview: Clark/Weimann face off in World Cup qualifier

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International preview: Clark/Weimann face off in World Cup qualifier


Ciaran Clark and Andreas Weimann go head-to-head this evening as Republic of Ireland face Austria in World Cup qualifying.

Clark and Weimann will battle it out in the clash in Vienna.

Eire and Austria are joint third in Group C, with 11 points from seven games. Germany are at the summit with 19 points from seven matches.

In Group B, Aleksandar Tonev's Bulgaria face Malta in Tallinn tonight, Libor Kozak's Czech Republic take on Italy in Turin while Jores Okore's Denmark travel to Yerevan and a clash with Armenia.

Bulgaria are second in Group B with 10 points from seven games. Italy are top with 14 points from six games. Czech Republic are third with nine points from seven games while Denmark are fifth out of six teams with nine points from seven matches.

In Group D, Ron Vlaar's Holland take on Andorra this evening.

Holland are top, with 19 points from seven games.

Alan Hutton is with Scotland for their clash with Macedonia in Skopje.

Christian Benteke's Belgium - who don't play tonight - are top of Group A with 22 points from eight games. Scotland are bottom with five points from eight games.

In the Europe section of World Cup qualifying, the top team in each group progresses to the finals. The second placed side from each group will contest round two of qualifying. The teams will be paired into four home-and-away ties. The matches will likely be played between November 15 and 19, 2013 and the winners also make it through to Brazil.

Brad Guzan's USA are at home to Mexico in the early hours of Wednesday morning as they step up their bid for Brazil.

USA are currently competing in the North, Central America and Caribbean region's traditional 'hexagonal' stage. Six teams meet in a home-and-away format between February 6 and October 15, 2013 with the top three sides qualifying directly for the tournament in Brazil. USA are second with 13 points from seven games.

Tuesday September 10

Europe Group A

Alan Hutton - Macedonia v SCOTLAND - Skopje - KO 7.30pm

Europe Group B

Jores Okore - Armenia v DENMARK - Yerevan - KO 5pm
Aleksandar Tonev - Malta v BULGARIA - Ta'Qali - KO 7pm
Libor Kozak - Italy v CZECH REPUBLIC - Turin - KO 7.45pm

Europe Group C

Andreas Weimann - AUSTRIA v Republic of Ireland - Vienna - KO 7.45pm
Ciaran Clark - Austria v REPUBLIC OF IRELAND - Vienna - KO 7.45pm

Europe Group D

Ron Vlaar - Andorra v HOLLAND - Andorra La Vella - KO 7.30pm

Wednesday September 11

North, Central America and Caribbean Group

Brad Guzan - USA v Mexico - 1am

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AVFC Official
By @AVFCOfficial 10th September 2013
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