The European qualifiers continued and Gareth Bale was again the leader and Wales started their way to Russia 2018 in a good fashion after a clear 4-0 home victory against Moldova. Sam Vokes, Joe Allen and a double from the Real Madrid star gave Chris Coleman enough room to plan the still young phase.
The Dragons are encouraged after their impressive participation in the Euro 2016 that saw them went up to the semi-final losing to Portugal. During this new journey, they will later face tougher opposition tough in the likes of Austria, Serbia, Republic of Ireland and Georgia.
Controversy has arisen after Slovakia defender Jan Durica claimed that England's win in Trnava on Sunday was fixed. The Trabzonspor player also pointed that the "authorities would prefer England to go to the World Cup". The referee "was waiting to send off [Martin] Skrtel, to give Sam Allardyce lads and advantage concluded.
Also in The Sun front page and after allegations related to his lack of goals, England and Tottenham Hotspur attacker Harry Kane step in front of both teams' supporters saying that he will put them wrong but for Big Sam and despite the discussion around the way he is playing Wayne Rooney, the England boss expects taking the most of his captain.
The Manchester Derby is just four days away and there are already fears about what could happen as authorities fears that a new chapter in the Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola is now a police concern. Both managers are claimed the best in the football scene right now and the Premier League will be the proper venue for this new act.
However, Manchester United's legend Paul Scholes has claimed that the rather go to watch Salford City than going to the Old Trafford. The statement is spicing up the ambient before the much-expected match for this weekend.
Italy left behind their last friendly game and started the Giampiero Ventura cycle in front of the Azzurri with a 3-1 away victory against Israel in the World Cup qualifier thanks to Graziano Pelle, Antonio Candreva and Ciro Immobile goals. It was Ventura's first victory in an official game.
Spain also won giving their new manager Julen Lopetegui a more than brilliant start in front of La Roja as they thrashed Liechtenstein 8-0 with Diego Costa, Sergi Roberto, David Silva (2), Vitolo and Alvaro Morata (2) writing their names on the scoring.
The Spanish news also gave some space to Lionel Messi's injury status as the Barcelona star could miss some games during the season to follow medical advice.
On the other hand, Cristiano Ronaldo is back in training and according to Marca, the striker has an arrangement with The Merengues boss Zinedine Zidane to play 60 minutes against Osasuna in La Liga and 70 minutes against Sporting Club in the Champions League. Ronaldo picked an injury playing the Euro 2016 final against Germany where Portugal won their first continental title.