Why you should care about this international break (or the results, at least)

Nov 14, 2019, 05:11 PM
The international break is often a subject of derision, with some fans already pining for the return of the Premier League – but you should be all ears as Euro 2020 qualification reaches its climax.

This week’s Squawka Talker team, consisting of Sam Long, Will Hall and Tom Green, assess the state of play as the home nations attempt to secure a place at next summer's tournament.

But how on earth does qualification actually work now that the Nations League – and standard play-offs – are in the mix? And which big names are still at risk of missing out? We're looking at you, Cristiano Ronaldo.

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TIMINGS

00:00:00 – 00:05:20 | Euro 2020 qualification and expansion explained

'It's confusing to the extent that you need a FIFA degree.'

00:05:20 – 00:12:15 | Too much transparency?

'The media gobbled up Southgate's openness policy.'

00:12:15 – 00:16:45 | Can Wales qualify?

'Red Bull powered Hungary could trouble Wales.'

00:16:45 – 00:24:20 | Netherlands back in the big time?

"We've missed Holland at international tournaments."

00:24:20 – 00:26:45 | Other talking points

"Five teams still have a chance of a 100% record."

00:27:20 – END | England beef

"On mass alone, Harry Kane has to be a contender."