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This week's sport: International football returns

There's another busy week of sport coming up with qualifying for Euro 2024 getting underway in football, in tennis the Miami Open begins and in golf the world's top players will assemble in Texas for the WGC-Dell Match Play.

On top of that there is horse racing, rugby league and cricket to keep sports fans entertained.

As ever, punters can follow plenty of the action on bet365's European Soccer Live Streaming Highlights, Live Golf Tracker and Sports Live Streaming.

Monday 20th March

Cricket: Ireland face Bangladesh in second ODI

WhatBangladesh v Ireland
WhereSylhet International Cricket Stadium, Sylhet, Bangladesh
When08:00, Monday 20th March 2023
OddsBangladesh 1/7, Ireland 9/2

Bangladesh won the first one-day international against Ireland on Saturday by 183 runs so the tourists need to bounce back in the second game to keep their hopes alive in the three-match series.

Bangladesh are 1/7 favourites to take an unassailable 2-0 lead, while Ireland are available at 9/2 to secure victory in Sylhet.

Horse racing: Three meetings in UK and Ireland

Taunton and Southwell stage race meetings on Monday, with the seven-race card at Taunton starting at 13:40, while the action at Southwell, where there are also seven races, begins at 14:00.

In Ireland, Navan hosts seven races, with the first one due off at 13:50.

Tuesday 21st March

Football: South Yorkshire derby the main attraction

WhatBarnsley v Sheffield Wednesday
WhereOakwell, Barnsley
When20:00, Tuesday 21st March 2023
How to watchSky Sports Football
OddsBarnsley 9/5, Draw 12/5, Sheffield Wednesday 29/20

League One leaders Sheffield Wednesday go to South Yorkshire rivals Barnsley, who are fourth in the table, for a crunch clash on Tuesday.

The Owls are a point clear of Plymouth as they chase automatic promotion back to the Championship but were held to a 1-1 draw by Bolton on Friday.

The Tykes are still in with a chance of finishing in the top two themselves as they are eight points behind Argyle with two games in hand and they go into this game on a three-match winning run having beaten Wycombe Wanderers 1-0 on Saturday.

Barnsley are 9/5 to extend their fine form, the draw is 12/5 in Full Time Result and an Owls win is 29/20.

The other game in the third tier on Tuesday sees Accrington Stanley, who are in 21st place and firmly in the relegation scrap, host Plymouth, who will be hoping to capitalise on any sort of slip-up from Wednesday at the top.

Argyle are 19/20 to win, Accrington are 14/5 and the draw in Full Time Result is 5/2.

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Wednesday 21st March

Tennis: Stars head to Florida for Miami Open

Carlos Alcaraz will be hoping to defend his title at this year's Miami Open when the men's tournament begins on Wednesday.

Spanish ace Alcaraz beat Casper Ruud in the final 12 months ago and the pair will be aiming to go far at the Hard Rock Stadium once again this year.

Other contenders for the title include Stefanos Tsitsipas and Daniil Medvedev, while Briton Cameron Norrie will also hope to enjoy a good tournament after he was knocked out in the fourth round last year by eventual runner-up Ruud.

Golf: Top field in Austin for WGC-Dell Match Play

Austin Country Club in Texas is once again the venue for the WGC-Dell Match Play and plenty of the world's best players will be in attendance when the action starts on Wednesday.

Defending champion and world number one Scottie Scheffler heads the field, while Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm, Patrick Cantlay and Collin Morikawa are amongst the others expected to perform well.

Thursday 23rd March

Football: England begin Euro 2024 path in Naples

WhatItaly v England
WhereStadio Diego Armando Maradona, Naples
When19:45, Thursday 23rd March 2023
How to watchChannel 4
OddsItaly 13/8, Draw 11/5, England 17/10

England face a tough first Group C game in their bid to qualify for Euro 2024 when they go to Naples to play reigning European champions Italy.

In what is a repeat of the Euro 2020 final, Gareth Southgate's side will hope to start their campaign with a win, available at 17/10 in Full Time Result, in their first game since the World Cup quarter-final defeat to France in Qatar in December.

North Macedonia host Malta in the other game in Group C, while Northern Ireland's qualifying campaign begins with a trip to San Marino in Group H. Northern Ireland are 1/18, the draw is 10/1 and a shock San Marino victory is available at 18/1.

Rugby League: Saints go to Huddersfield

WhatHuddersfield Giants v St Helens
WhereJohn Smiths Stadium, Huddersfield
When20:00, Thursday 23rd March 2023
How to watchSky Sports Arena

There's just one game in Super League on Thursday night when defending champions St Helens travel to Huddersfield.

Both sides have made identical starts to the season, winning two of their four games and losing the other two, but Saints are still 13/8 favourites to be crowned Grand Final Winners again this year, with the Giants available at 12/1.

Friday 24th March

Football: France face Dutch test

WhatFrance v Netherlands
WhereStade De France, Paris
When19:45, Friday 24th March
How to watchViaplay Sports 1
OddsFrance 5/6, Draw 5/2, Netherlands 7/2

Friday's Euro 2024 qualifying action is headlined by France's eagerly-awaited home game against Netherlands in Group B.

The World Cup runners-up take on a Dutch outfit, that lost to eventual winners Argentina on penalties in Qatar in the quarter-finals, in what should be an entertaining affair in Paris.

France are 5/6 in Full Time Result, a draw is 5/2 and a Netherlands victory is available at 7/2.

Other games of note on Friday are Czech Republic at home to Poland in Group E, while Sweden entertain Belgium in Group F.

Rugby League: Three more Super League games

It's a busy Friday night in the Super League with three games scheduled, all starting at 20:00. Castleford Tigers are at home to Warrington Wolves, Wakefield Trinity host Hull KR and Wigan Warriors entertain Salford Red Devils.

Saturday 25th March

Football: Scotland and Wales in action

WhatScotland v Cyprus
WhereHampden Park, Glasgow
When14:00, Saturday 25th March
How to watchViaplay Sports 1
OddsScotland 1/4, Draw 9/2, Cyprus 12/1

Scotland are in Group A as they aim to qualify for the Euros and they will want to start with a victory over Cyprus on Saturday with Spain and Norway also in the section.

The Scots are 1/4 in Full Time Result, a draw is 9/2 and an away win for Cyprus is 12/1.

WhatCroatia v Wales
WhereStadion Poljud, Split
When19:45, Saturday 25th March
How to watchS4C, Viaplay Sports 1
OddsCroatia 3/5, Draw 3/1, Wales 17/4

Wales face a tough first assignment in Group D when they go to World Cup semi-finalists Croatia.

The Red Dragons' campaign in Qatar ended with an early group exit but they will want to again qualify for a major tournament and will believe they can make it to Euro 2024 with Armenia, Turkey and Latvia the other nations in the group.

Croatia are 3/5 to win in Full Time Result, a draw is 3/1 and a Wales victory in Split is 17/4.

Rugby League: Leeds and Catalans square off

Leeds Rhinos, who are 14/1 to be crowned Grand Final winners this year, host Catalans Dragons in one of two Super League games on Saturday with the clash at Headingley getting under way at 13:00.

The other game sees Hull FC take on Leigh Leopards at 15:00.

Rugby Union: Tigers host Bristol

There are three games in the Premiership on Saturday - Leicester Tigers are at home to Bristol at 12:30, Saracens, who are 17/10 to be crowned Grand Final Winners this season, entertain Harlequins at 15:00 and London Irish host Northampton Saints at 17:30.

Sunday 26th March

Football: England welcome Ukraine to Wembley

WhatEngland v Ukraine
WhereWembley Stadium, London
When17:00, Sunday 26th March
How to watchChannel 4

England's second Euro 2024 qualifier is a home game against Ukraine at Wembley, with the action getting underway at 17:00.

The Three Lions are 10/11 to win Group C, while the visitors are 8/1.

Malta face Italy, also in Group C, at 19:45, while Northern Ireland are at home to Finland in their second qualification game in Group H.

Finland are 9/1 to win the group and Northern Ireland are 16/1.

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