With England having secured safe passage to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, football fans can now re-focus their attention on the Barclays Premier League and the next round of fixtures.
BT Sport viewers have a mouth-watering clash between Newcastle United and Liverpool to look forward, as two of the best-supported clubs in the land face off in Saturday's fixture (kick-off 12:45pm).
Alan Pardew's men have enjoyed mixed fortunes so far this season, winning three, losing three and drawing one of seven league games.
The Toon welcome a Liverpool side that is flourishing under Brendan Rogers, and currently sit joint-top of the Barclays Premier League with Arsenal on 16 points.
These two clubs have enjoyed some ding-dong battles in the league over the years, most notably a couple of classic 4-3 scorelines in the 1990s.
And with the likes of Luis Suárez, Daniel Sturridge, Loic Remy and Papiss Cissé on show at St James' Park this weekend, another goal glut cannot be ruled out.
There's plenty of other action on BT Sport this weekend, starting with Macclesfield Town v Southport in the Skrill Conference Premier on Thursday October 17th (7:45pm).
The following day (Friday October 18th), BT Sport viewers can watch Adelaide United v Melbourne Victory in the Hyundai A-League (9:30am), then Hoffenheim v Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga at 7:30pm and Roma v Napoli in Serie A at 7:45pm.
Aside from Newcastle United v Liverpool, the other big game on Saturday October 19th is Hibernian v Celtic in the Scottish Premiership.
Neil Lennon takes his side to Easter Road for a 12:30pm kick-off, live on BT Sport 2.
Other games to look forward to on Saturday are Hertha Berlin v Borussia Monchengladbach in the Bundesliga (5:30pm), Montpellier v Lille in Ligue 1 (7pm) and AC Milan v Udinese in Serie A (7:45pm).
On Sunday October 20th, BT Sport is airing an incredible nine games - starting with two matches from Australia's Hyundai A-League - Newcastle Jets v Perth Glory at 5am and Western Sydney Wanderers v Wellington Phoenix at 7pm.
Three matches from Italy's top flight follow later in the day - Atalanta v Lazio at 11:30am, Fiorentina v Juventus at 2pm and Torino v Inter Milan at 7:45pm.
BT Sport viewers can also watch three games from France's Ligue 1 - Sochaux v Monaco at 1pm, St Etienne v Lorient at 4pm and Lyon v Bordeaux at 8pm - plus a German Bundesliga fixture in the shape of FC Augsburg v Wolfsburg (4:30pm).