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World Football Update


By JF - March 20th, 2017

Feature Matches

Club football takes a break this week, as our focus turns to World Cup Qualifiers and International Friendlies

Wednesday afternoon Germany meet England, with both sides preparing for qualification matches on the weekend. 

Thursday the action is in the southern hemisphere, with three big World Cup Qualifiers from South America!  Colombia meet Bolivia in a must win situation, finding themselves on the outside looking in for qualification.  Brazil and Uruguay are at the top of the standings to qualify for Russia, and will battle for the top spot when they meet in Montevideo!  Last but not least, Argentina face Chile in a rematch of the Copa America Final! 

On Friday we have action from CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying, as the Hex battle rages on!  Feature matches include Mexico v Costa Rica kicking off at 6:30pm (MST), and the USMNT v Honduras live at 8:30pm (MST)!  The United States find themselves in a must win situation, given they are at the bottom of the Hex table with two losses.  Bruce Arena will see his first meaningful encounter as the Manager since his return to the U.S. National Team.   The team looks largely the same as it did during the Klinsmann era, but the mentality should be different with Arena at the helm.  Keep an eye on Christian Pulisic, as he is likely to take on a greater playmaker role for the Stars & Stripes.  The American Outlaws will be out in force for this huge World Cup Qualifier, so come down and join the party as we cheer the USA on to victory!

On the weekend we have a handful of WCQ’s!  Highlights include Belgium v Greece on Saturday afternoon, and England v Lithuania on Sunday morning! 

If you enjoy International Motorsports,  Formula 1 kicks off their 2017 season on Saturday night!  Pre-race starts at 10pm, with lights out at 11pm, for the Australian Grand Prix!  The new formula has the cars lapping 5-6 seconds quicker than the previous few seasons, and it looks like Mercedes may have a few challengers this year.  Join Denver F1, and catch all the action at the Lion’s, for the best Formula 1 party in Denver!

On the Horizon

The International window wraps up Tuesday with WCQ's from CONMEBOL and CONCACAF, including the USMNT v Panama!  The weekend brings us the Merseyside Derby early Saturday morning, and the North London Derby on Sunday!

This Week's Football
 
Wednesday March 22nd
Germany v England 1:45pm (International Friendly)
Scotland v Canada 1:45pm (International Friendly)
 
Thursday March 23rd
Colombia v Bolivia 2:30pm (WCQ)
Uruguay v Brazil 5pm (WCQ)
Argentina v Chile 5:30pm (WCQ)
 
Friday March 24th
Turkey v Finland 11am (WCQ)
Georgia v Serbia 11am (WCQ)
Croatia v Ukraine 1:45pm (WCQ)
Italy v Albania 1:45pm (WCQ)
Spain v Israel 1:45pm (WCQ)
Croatia v Ukraine 1:45pm (WCQ)
Trinidad & Tobago v Panama 5pm (WCQ)
Mexico v Costa Rica 6:30pm (WCQ)
USA v Honduras 8:30pm (WCQ)
 
Saturday March 25th
Sweden v Belarus 11am (WCQ)
Bosnia v Gibraltar 11am (WCQ)
Switzerland v Latvia 11am (WCQ)
New England v Minnesota 12pm (MLS)
Bulgaria v Netherlands 1:45pm (WCQ)
Portugal v Hungary 1:45pm (WCQ)
Belgium v Greece 1:45pm (WCQ)
NYRB v RSL 2pm (MLS)
Columbus v Portland 5:30pm (MLS)
Grand Prix of Australia 10pm (Formula 1)
 
Sunday March 26th
San Marino v Czech R. 10am (WCQ)
Azerbaijan v Germany 10am (WCQ)
England v Lithuania 10am (WCQ)
Romania v Denmark 12:45pm (WCQ)
N. Ireland v Norway 12:45pm (WCQ)
Montenegro v Poland 12:45pm (WCQ)
 
Tuesday March 28th
Russia v Belgium 11am (International Friendly 2nd half)
Netherlands v Italy 12:45pm (International Friendly)
France v Spain 1pm (International Friendly)
Bolivia v Argentina 2pm (WCQ)
Ecuador v Colombia 3pm (WCQ)
Honduras v Costa Rica 3pm (WCQ)
Chile v Venezuela 4pm (WCQ)
Trinidad & Tobago v Mexico 5pm (WCQ)
Brazil v Paraguay 6:45pm (WCQ)
Panama v USA 8pm (WCQ)
Peru v Uruguay 8:15pm (WCQ)
 
 

3rd Annual Spring Footgolf Classic:  
Save the date for our annual Footgolf Tourny at Park Hill Golf Course!  This year's event takes place on May 7th from 3pm-8pm, followed by an after party at the Three Lions!  Help support our favorite local charity, while having an absolute ball on the links!  For more information on how to sign up, and sponsorship opportunities, go to:
http://www.americascores.org/affiliates/denver/news-events/footgolf-tournament

 
4th Annual Summer SOCCER and a MOVIE Camp
CAMP DESCRIPTION:  Participants play games and learn basic soccer skills led by local soccer dad and coach Bob Boyle and a team of experienced and licensed soccer coaches at Denver East High School in the mornings, followed by lunch and a closely supervised 10-minute walk to the Sie FilmCenter in the afternoons for age-appropriate movies.  Campers receive a tee shirt and a ball. Scholarships and financial assistance available.

June 19 - 23, 2017 @ Denver EAST High School  and Sie FilmCenter
Monday - Thursday 9am - 3pm / Friday 9am - Noon
AGES 6 - 11 (1ST - 6TH GRADE / ALL LEVELS)
COST: $315 THROUGH 2/14, $345 THROUGH 3/31, $375 UNTIL FULL
All proceeds benefit America SCORES DenverDenver East High SchoolDenver Film Society and 303FUTSAL 
Register Here:   https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/50564 
 
Special Events @ Three Lions: The Lions is the perfect place to hold your special event for nearly any occasion. Our expansive balcony comfortably holds up to 75 people, and can be reserved free of charge for your special occasion. Whether it is a sporting event, Birthday party, or just a general celebration, the balcony provides comfort, great service, a full bar, and an extensive view of the Pub. Our balcony area can be reserved with a simple phone call, and as a guest you can expect dedicated service from our professional bartending staff. Order off the menu, or set up a buffet, either way you can expect quality at a reasonable cost from Chef Joe and his kitchen crew. To book your upcoming event, send a query to threelionsusa@gmail.com, or call the Pub and speak directly with one of our friendly staff.

Monday Fish Fry: Our famous Fish & Chips are on special all day every Monday for $9. To compliment this great deal, we also serve $6 20oz pints of Fuller's Ale from 3pm to 12am!

Vindaloo & Jamo Tuesday's: Our spicy tomato based curry is available every Tuesday night on special, and can be prepared with pork, chicken, beef, or vegetarian style for only $8.99 a plate. Jameson is only $5 a shot or drink from 5pm till close every Tuesday!

Trivia Wednesdays: Come test your knowledge against other trivia hounds, as Geeks Who Drink host a trivia competition every Wednesday night at 8pm. Play for house prizes, and enjoy drink specials on Upslope Lager and Pale Ale!

Three Lions Deep Eddy Thursdays: Every Thursday Deep Eddy, Deep Eddy Peach, & Deep Eddy Grapefruit vodka is on special for only $4 from 5pm-Close!

TGIF at the Lions: It's been a long week, and the Lions is a perfect place to unwind. Our Friday Happy Hour kicks in at 3pm, for those of you that can boogie early from the job, and carries on to 7pm for any latecomers. With Draught Beer, our Well, and HH Food on special there is something for everyone. Good music, good spirits, and good prices carry the day, so come on down and unwind with us every Friday at the Lions!

NHL Hockey Package: Catch all of your NHL action at Three Lions, we carry the NHL package!

Three Lions Queries and Info: contact Jon Forget at threelionsusa@gmail.com

Cheers,
Jon
 
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