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International football comes thick and fast this weekend - and Sky Sports has every angle of the first batch of fixtures covered. Lionel Messi Argentina Jersey . England take on Malta at Wembley this afternoon in Gareth Southgates first game in charge, while Scotland host Lithuania at Hampden Park.Northern Ireland are also in action tonight against San Marino and here are some questions which could be answered on Saturday... Where will Wayne Rooney fit in to Gareth Southgates England revolution? (England v Malta, Saturday, watch highlights on Sky Sports 2 at 10.00pm)Rooney has fallen out of favour in recent weeks at Manchester United but his club form hasnt affected his role within the England set-up.Gareth Southgate, who was promoted from the Under-21s to oversee the senior side after Sam Allardyces contract was terminated after one match and 67 days in charge, has named Rooney his captain and confirmed he will start against Malta at Wembley England captain Wayne Rooney feels he was slaughtered following comments from Sam Allardyce after his only game in charge of England Sky sources understand Rooney will play in midfield in the World Cup Group F qualifier, but Southgate has yet to specify where the record-breaking front man will play.Wayne will start, but no, I cant [give any more information], Southgate said. I know everyone is keen to know the team early.Can Northern Ireland answer their managers call to make Windsor their castle? (Northern Ireland v San Marino, Saturday, 7.45, Sky Sports) Northern Ireland boss Michael ONeill wants to put down a marker against San Marino and show the rest of Group C that Windsor Park can once again be a fortress. During their successful Euro 2016 qualifying campaign, the Green and White Army went unbeaten in Belfast, picking up 11 points from a possible 15. Theyre expecting a party atmosphere on Saturday evening following their incredible run at Euro 2016 and the fans will be expecting goals in return.Where are the Scottish striking options? Who will get the nod? (Scotland v Lithuania, Saturday, 7.45, Sky Sports)Chris Martin led the line for Scotland in Malta and managed to get on the scoresheet but has yet to fire this season for Fulham while Steven Naismith hasnt played at all for Norwich in the Championship. Chris Martin says the Scotland squad are still hurting from missing out on qualification for Euro 2016 Gordon Strachan seemingly doesnt trust Leigh Griffiths, who scored 40 goals last season for Celtic, on the big stage and this may leave the experienced Steven Fletcher to lead the line in a game theyd be expected to win comfortably at Hampden Park.You can watch Englands tour of Bangladesh, plus Premier League football and the Japan Grand Prix on Sky Sports. Upgrade now and enjoy three months at half price! Also See: Stones: Rooney still key Whats new for Southgate? FIFA calls for 48-team WC Wales lucky to reach semis Marcos Rojo Jersey . The same cant be said of last Saturdays 2-2 draw at Olympic Stadium against a very weakened New York Red Bulls side and one which had three stalwarts in Henry, Cahill and Olave back home in Harrison, NJ. Lionel Messi Jersey . The post-season, Pierce said repeatedly, is no time to panic. And the Heat, apparently, are nothing to fear.SAN FRANCISCO -- Justin Morneau hit a two-run double in the eighth inning as the Colorado Rockies beat the San Francisco Giants 8-7 Sunday to complete a three-game sweep with another comeback victory. Morneaus pinch-hit highlighted a four-run rally for the Rockies, who scored in the ninth in each of the first two games of the series for the win. Troy Tulowitzki had three hits, including a home run, and drove in two runs for the Rockies, who won extended their season-high winning streak to five games. Madison Bumgarner pitched seven innings and homered in the fifth inning for the Giants, who have lost six of seven and were swept at home for the first time. Matt Belisle (2-2) pitched an inning for Colorado. Juan Gutierrez (1-2) allowed four runs on three hits for the Giants. LaTroy Hawkins pitched the ninth for his 14th save in 15 chances. Tulowitzki singled to open the eighth and scored on Drew Stubbs one-out triple. Michael McKenry beat out an infield single to score Stubbs and Charlie Culberson walked. D.J. LeMahieu then hit a sharp grounder to shortstop Brandon Crawford, who bobbled the ball before getting the force at second. Ehire Adrianza also had trouble controlling the ball and his relay throw to first was late, setting up Morneaus hit. The no-decision denied Bumgarner a chance to move into a tie for the NL wins lead with nine. He allowed four runs on six hits, walking four and striking out nine. Bumgarner had allowed a combined four runs in his previous 29 innings. Rockies starter Juan Nicasio gave up three runs on four hits over two-plus innings. He walked four and struck out two. Nicasio could not finish four innings in his second straight start, facing two hitters in the third before giving way to Franklin Morales. Hes allowed 25 runs on 35 hits over his lasst 15 2-3 innings, a 14. Giovani Lo Celso Argentina Jersey. 36 ERA. Nicasio walked Tyler Colvin and Crawford to open the second inning and Adrianza singled to put the Giants ahead. Bumgarner bunted and was safe when Nicasio threw the ball wide. Crawford scored on the play. Hunter Pence also drove in a run. Tulowitzkis 18th home run of the season, a two-shot into the left field bleachers in the third, cut into the lead but the Giants answered when Hector Sanchez and Pablo Sandoval hit back-to-back home runs in the fourth. Sanchez hit for Buster Posey, who left the game as a precautionary measure after taking a foul ball off his mask. Sanchezs previous 23 RBIs all came in Giants victories. Tulowitzki, the NL batting average leader, is hitting left-handers at a .441 clip (26 for 59) this season. Brandon Barnes RBI groundout in the fifth was matched by Colvins RBI single in the sixth to make it 7-3 for the Giants. Pinch-hitter Josh Rutledge added an RBI double against Bumgarner in the seventh to cut it to 7-4. NOTES: Giants OF Angel Pagan was scratched from the starting lineup with lower back tightness. . The Giants will start RHP Matt Cain (1-4, 3.84) against the White Sox in Chicago on Tuesday. He is 8-10 with a 2.71 ERA in 22 career interleague games. . The Rockies will start LHP Tyler Matzek (1-0, 2.57) in their series opener against the Dodgers in Los Angeles on Monday. Hell be making his second career start. . Rockies Wilin Rosario made his first start at first base. . Nicasio threw a season-high 38 pitches in the second inning . RHP Santiago Casilla is expected to be activated by the Giants in time for their series in Chicago. . Giants RHP Tim Lincecum turned 30. ... Giants manager Bruce Bochy was ejected from the game with two outs in the ninth for arguing balls and strikes. White NFL Jerseys Cheap China NFL Gear China NFL Jerseys White NFL Jerseys Cheap Camo China NFL Jerseys Nike NFL Jerseys China NFL Jerseys China ' ' '


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