JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 24: Martin Skrtel of Slovakia celebrates victory after knocking Italy out of the competition during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Group F match between Slovakia and Italy at Ellis Park Stadium on June 24, 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
Today's action is already underway, and the rest of the day is absolutely packed with qualifiers across the globe. We'll have this thread committed for updates and discussion for those watching throughout the day--if you're stateside, ESPN3.com is going to be where you spend much of the afternoon and evening, with both World Cup qualifiers and friendlies available. They might not be our preferred type of football, but they're matches that actually means something, so we'll at least have to play nice.
Today's lineup with Liverpool involvement, lineups/participants added as information becomes available:
Lithuania v. Slovakia 7:15PM BST/2:15PM EST
Martin Skrtel starts in central defense
Netherlands v. Turkey 7:30PM BST/2:30PM EST
Nuri Şahin on the bench.
Moldova v. England 7:45PM BST/2:45PM EST
Bulgaria v. Italy 7:45PM BST/2:45PM EST
Fabio Borini on the bench.
Wales v. Belgium 7:45PM BST/2:45PM EST
Joe Allen is
apparently out ill, but not injured.
Saudi Arabia v. Spain (friendly) 9:00PM BST/4:00PM EST
Pepe Reina's on the bench with Victor Valdes getting the start.
Colombia v. Uruguay 9:30PM BST/4:30PM EST