The international break is upon us, and the best national teams in the world begin their quest for a place in Russia for the 2018 World Cup. But before they get to play seriously, there are a few warmup friendlies.
One of those is a high-profile one, as Belgium and Spain clash in Brussels before their opening match in the European Qualifying. Some of football's biggest stars will be there, including five Barcelona players. The Blaugrana have formed the core of La Roja's successful run in the last decade, and they continue to be important as a new era begins in the Spanish national team.
Belgium provides a very quality opponent for the Spaniards, and this should be a very fun match that you cannot miss.
Date/Time: Thursday, September 1, 8:45pm local time (CET), 7:45pm BST (UK), 2:45pm ET, 11:45am PT (US), 12:15am IST (India, next day)
Venue: Stade Roi Baudouin, Brussels, Belgium
Barcelona players: Gerard Piqué, Sergio Busquets, Jordi Alba, Sergi Roberto, Paco Alcácer
On TV: ESPN3 (US), ESPN Deportes (US - Spanish), TeleCinco España (Spain), elsewhere
Online: WatchESPN (US), elsewhere
(Listings via LiveSoccerTV)