As most national teams are preparing for the EURO 2018 Qualifiers, most big European Championships will come to halt this week, and there are a few hidden gems in lower leagues, like the Swedish Superettan.
Turkey and Russia have agreed to play a friendly match in preparation of the EURO 2018 Qualifiers that will commence this weekend. Turkey's Prime Minister Erdogan has invited Russia's President, Vladimir Putin, to attend the match at Turkey.
Germany will be hosting Finland, in what is more than just a friendly match, as it's the farewell match for Bastian Schweinsteiger, who is departing from the squad after 12 years of service.
Norway will test their strengths against Belarus, as the two teams are warming up for the EURO 2018 Qualifiers that will start this weekend. Norway are a much better team than their opponents, and they will be looking to please their home crowd at Oslo.
Czech Republic will be hosting Armenia in a very exciting friendly match, just before the two teams play their first Qualifying match for the EURO 2018 in Russia.
Cork City returned to winning ways in the Irish Premier Division with a scary 2-5 win against Longford and they are still chasing league leaders Dundalk. They will be hosting Bray who are unbeaten in their last 9 matches, but really struggle on the road this season.
Two teams that are fighting for a top 3 placement that leads to next season's European competitions are clashing, when Shamrock Rovers are hosting Derry City for the Irish Premier Division.
Trelleborgs are sitting at the 7th spot of the Swedish Superettan, and if they want to have any chances of getting promoted they must win Frej, who are rather bad when playing on the road.
There are very few interesting matches until the weekend, but let's take a look on a match from the Swedish Superettan. Ljungskile are on a terrible form right now with 5 consecutive defeats, while AFC United are fighting for a top 3 placement.
Next up we have a match from the Dutch league, where I believe that there is a big chance for an upset. Alkmaar overcame Vojvodina rather easily and they will be hosting Nijmegen, who are undefeated so far.