Football matches between national sides were amongst the first international sports fixtures ever played. Today international football matches and competitions represent the highest level of the sport, with the most prestigious matches played as part of major international football tournaments.
International Football Betting
International football betting opportunities peak during major regional championships, with each match featuring up to 80 different betting opportunities besides live betting options. Qualifiers for one or more of these major tournaments are also played throughout the year, providing punters with additional international football betting opportunities.
International Football Championships
Football boasts one of the best organised and most powerful ruling bodies in the world. FIFA, along with its regional representatives, is responsible for organising some of the biggest tournaments on the sporting calendar.
The FIFA World Cup: As the second biggest sporting event on the planet, the FIFA World Cup attracts massive television audiences around the world. This football spectacular is unparalleled in passion, intensity and skill. The 2010 FIFA World Cup will be hosted by South Africa.
The European Championships: Also known as the Euro tournaments, the European Championships are the pinnacle of competition in the world’s most powerful football region. Euro 2008 will be hosted by Switzerland and Austria.
The Copa América: The cream of Latin American football talent meet every four years to compete in the Copa América, South America’s most prestigious regional championship. The scintillating football is matched only by the passion of the region’s football mad fans.
The African Cup of Nations: The African Cup of Nations is the held once every four years and is contested by the most powerful football teams in Africa. The tournament features a host of the most talented African players participating in the European football leagues.
The Asian Cup: The Asian Cup is the regional championship of the East. With football enjoying explosive growth in the region, this tournament is rapidly gaining in status and star appeal.
International Football Friendlies
The sporting calendar is packed with fixtures between international football teams. The most prestigious friendlies are played as qualifiers for regional championships or as warm-up matches prior to these events.