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Domestic football competition is taking a firm backseat this week as the latest round of international fixtures take place across the globe. 

England took another step towards qualification towards Euro 2016 last night with a comfortable 5-0 win over minnows San Marino at Wembley and Roy Hodgson's men are in action once again on Sunday as they travel to Tallinn to face an Estonia outfit that were recently narrowly beaten by Lithuania.

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High-profile friendlies

It's not only qualifiers that are being played this weekend, however, with a number of high-profile international friendlies also on the agenda.

The pick of these undoubtedly comes from Beijing's Bird's Nest Stadium, where fierce rivals Brazil and Argentina are set to square-off - providing the game is not cancelled due to pollution issues - in a potentially lucrative clash that represents the first meeting between the sworn South American enemies in two years.

Other exciting 'friendly' encounters include a tasty-looking tie between France and Portugal in Paris on Saturday evening, while in Euro qualifying Poland welcome reigning world champions Germany.

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