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Wednesday's international football

Paul Fletcher | 17:21 UK time, Wednesday, 20 August 2008

The first night of international football this season and hopefully we'll get some idea of how our teams are shaping up ahead of the forthcoming World Cup qualifiers.

By the way, just before I look at the games, a quick word on the new season.

You may or may not have noticed - it has been a little lost in the deluge of GB's Olympic medals - the new football blog, but if you haven't do have a look. We have writers covering a wide range of topics from the latest chat in South America to the lower reaches of the Football League.

And from September onwards you should see some brand new ways of keeping you up to date with live scores on match days.

And don't forget that at any time you can text the word FOOTBALL to 81010 and receive a link to our mobile website so you can enjoy all the action when you're being dragged around the shops or however the other half (of either gender) finds a way to deny you the football. Technology eh, don't it move fast?

Anyhow, back to Wednesday.

England face the Czech Republic at Wembley.

JT has the armband and I imagine that Fabio is looking for a decent performance ahead of September's qualifiers with Andorra and Croatia.

But how dangerous are the Czechs, who will be looking to impress their new boss? What are you hoping for from the game this evening?

Scotland entertain Northern Ireland at Hampden Park.

Boss George Burley is excited about the pairing of Kenny Miller and James McFadden - should he be?

Northern Ireland have suffered lots of injuries so I'm not sure what to expect from them.

And let us not forget Wales. How could we do that? The land of Nicole Cooke.

They play Georgia in what I expect to be a severe test of my spelling skills. But what would be a good result for John Toshack's men?

And if you can think of anything else interesting, amusing or just generally well worth informing us about, then get involved.

Remember, I'll be dishing out regular updates of the aforementioned games on our live text commentary.


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