International football, especailly in the middle of a club season, is often viewed as an chore. But is certainly doesn't have to be.
Often there are several intriguing matches being played between the superpowers of world football and the week ahead is no different.
The newly formed Nations League has certainly upped the stakes, with the most successful countries in Europe often going head to head.
But there are intriguing clashes further afield, too. And we have picked out the five games you should make sure to tune into over the coming seven days.