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#International Friendlies

# international-friendlies - Monday 11 June, 2018

Lukaku stars with two goals and an assist as Belgium cruise to pre-World Cup friendly win Hitting Form This post contains videos

Lukaku stars with two goals and an assist as Belgium cruise to pre-World Cup friendly win

Belgium fought back from a goal down in Brussels as Romelu Lukaku inspired a resounding victory over Costa Rica.

# international-friendlies - Sunday 10 June, 2018

Neymar accuses opponents of 'UFC' tactics after surviving first start since February

The PSG star netted a stunning goal against Austria in Brazil’s final pre-World Cup friendly.

Neymar, Coutinho and Jesus secure win as World Cup favourites Brazil head for Russia Looking Good This post contains videos

Neymar, Coutinho and Jesus secure win as World Cup favourites Brazil head for Russia

The Selecao put three unanswered goals past Austria at the Ernst-Happel-Stadium this evening.

# international-friendlies - Thursday 7 June, 2018

PSG youngster eclipses Ronaldo on star's 150th outing Promise This post contains videos

PSG youngster eclipses Ronaldo on star's 150th outing

Goncalo Guedes was the star of the show as Portugal eased past Algeria.

# international-friendlies - Wednesday 6 June, 2018

Hazard hones World Cup form as Belgium outclass Egypt

Roberto Martinez’s side’s array of star names turned in a dazzling first-half display in Brussels.

# international-friendlies - Tuesday 5 June, 2018

Balotelli clashes with Italian deputy prime minister over citizenship laws

The striker does not want other children of immigrants to suffer as he did in waiting for citizenship until turning 18.

# international-friendlies - Monday 4 June, 2018

Watch: Bournemouth star scores late equaliser as Netherlands draw with Italy Report This post contains videos

Watch: Bournemouth star scores late equaliser as Netherlands draw with Italy

Italy looked to be heading for a friendly victory courtesy of Simone Zaza’s goal, but Nathan Ake had other ideas.

# international-friendlies - Sunday 3 June, 2018

De Gea makes rare goalkeeping error as Spain are held in pre-World Cup friendly

Spain’s two-year unbeaten run under coach Julen Lopetegui continued with a 1-1 draw against Switzerland in Villarreal on Sunday.

# international-friendlies - Saturday 2 June, 2018

Worry for Belgium as Vincent Kompany limps off in dull pre-World Cup friendly

An injury scare for Kompany was one of the few incidents of note in Saturday’s goalless draw with Portugal.

Neuer makes long-awaited comeback in surprise Germany defeat to Austria

A returning Manuel Neuer was unable to prevent Germany falling to an unlikely defeat to Austria at a sodden Worthersee Stadion.

Impressive England go 9 games unbeaten with World Cup warm-up win

Goals from Gary Cahill and Harry Kane saw the Three Lions earn a victory over Nigeria.

Turkey and Everton star apologises after getting sent off for confronting his own supporters Regret This post contains videos

Turkey and Everton star apologises after getting sent off for confronting his own supporters

Cenk Tosun claims fans had been quarreling with his father.

'Every medical report says he will make it' - manager confident Egypt will have Salah at World Cup

The Liverpool forward is nursing his way back from an untimely shoulder injury, but he is expected to play some part in Russia this summer.

# international-friendlies - Friday 1 June, 2018

Deschamps defends Pogba as fans whistle star during impressive win over Italy

The Manchester United man was out-shone by Les Bleus’ brilliant front three of Mbappe, Griezmann and Dembele.

# international-friendlies - Wednesday 30 May, 2018

Northern Ireland held by England's World Cup opponents

Michael O’Neill handed three debuts out during last night’s draw with Panama.

Messi warms up for Argentina's World Cup challenge with hat-trick at La Bombonera All Too Easy This post contains videos

Messi warms up for Argentina's World Cup challenge with hat-trick at La Bombonera

Jorge Sampaoli’s side hammered Caribbean minnows Haiti in Buenos Aires, with their talisman scoring three.

# international-friendlies - Tuesday 29 May, 2018

Balotelli takes aim at offensive banner displayed in Italy friendly

The former Manchester City striker scored as his country beat Saudi Arabia 2-1 on Monday.

# international-friendlies - Monday 28 May, 2018

'We can improve... But in any case I think we had a lot of fun tonight'

France beat the Republic of Ireland 2-0 and there were a couple of personal milestones for Olivier Giroud.

Euro 2016 champions Portugal held by England's upcoming World Cup opponents

Goals from Anice Badri and Fakhreddine Ben Youssef saw Tunisia come from behind to draw 2-2.

Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against France

Martin O’Neill fielded an experimental side tonight.

As it happened: France v Ireland, international friendly

France took on Ireland, with Martin O’Neill giving a number of youngsters the chance to impress.

# international-friendlies - Sunday 27 May, 2018

Do you agree with our Ireland team to face France?

Graham Burke and a few others could be set to make their international debuts.

# international-friendlies - Thursday 24 May, 2018

'He wants to keep on playing' - Mancini leaves Italy door open for Buffon amid PSG speculation

Gianluigi Buffon is leaving Juventus but his international career might not be over yet.

# international-friendlies - Tuesday 15 May, 2018

Neymar nearing injury comeback for Brazil as World Cup looms

Brazil hope the PSG superstar will be back from injury for their friendly against the European nation at Anfield.

# international-friendlies - Tuesday 1 May, 2018

Mancini opens talks to become new Italy manager

The Italian Football Federation has confirmed the Zenit manager is in talks for the national team position.

# international-friendlies - Thursday 29 March, 2018

Spurs not ruling out Harry Kane for Chelsea clash but later return date remains a possibility

Kane suffered ankle ligament damage against Bournemouth earlier this month.

Dele Alli not guaranteed to start at World Cup

The Tottenham star could face a tough fight to earn a place in England’s line-up when they meet Tunisia on 18 June.

# international-friendlies - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

Brazil lay down marker as Gabriel Jesus ends Germany's 22-game unbeaten run

Brazil edged past a lacklustre Germany who lost for the first time in 23 matches.

Isco nets hat-trick as Spain hit woeful Argentina for six

Without star man Lionel Messi due to injury, Argentina slipped to a 6-1 thrashing against Spain at the Wanda Metropolitano.

'I felt jitters in my stomach' - Patrick Kluivert's son makes senior Netherlands debut at 18 Chip Off The Old Block This post contains videos

'I felt jitters in my stomach' - Patrick Kluivert's son makes senior Netherlands debut at 18

The Ajax teenager came off the bench for a late cameo in last night’s 3-0 win over European champions Portugal.

'Coutinho is on the same level as Neymar'

With the most expensive player in the world out injured for today’s meeting with Germany, Brazil team-mate Dani Alves believes the Barcelona man can step up.

# international-friendlies - Monday 26 March, 2018

England youth coach said I'd never play for my country – David Beckham

Prior to going on to captain England and play for them 115 times, Beckham was told as a child that he would not represent his country.

100-cap Cavani hands Giggs his first defeat as Wales boss in China Cup final El Matador This post contains videos

100-cap Cavani hands Giggs his first defeat as Wales boss in China Cup final

Uruguay claimed a 1-0 win thanks to the PSG striker, who marked the milestone by scoring the decisive goal.

# international-friendlies - Friday 23 March, 2018

Rodrigo dedicates Spain goal to Canizares after death of son

The former goalkeeper represented his country between 1993 and 2006.

A bullet from Muller earns world champions Germany draw with Spain Heavyweights This post contains videos

A bullet from Muller earns world champions Germany draw with Spain

The Bayern star levelled terms after Rodrigo had opened the scoring for the 2010 World Cup winners.

Lingard's first international goal sees England defeat the Dutch on Koeman's debut

The Manchester United attacker bagged the winning goal in Amsterdam tonight.

# international-friendlies - Thursday 22 March, 2018

"He just said: 'At the moment we are not going to be offering you a contract'"

Jack Wilshere admits he was originally told he could leave Arsenal at the start of the season.

Paul Pogba 'did not lose his football ability'

Despite the midfielder going through a tough time at Manchester United, he will not be treated any differently by the France head coach

Bale becomes Wales' all-time record goalscorer with hat-trick as Giggs gets off to a winning start All Too Easy This post contains videos

Bale becomes Wales' all-time record goalscorer with hat-trick as Giggs gets off to a winning start

The Real Madrid star overtook Ian Rush with the 27th, 28th and 29th goals for his country in a 6-0 win over China.

# international-friendlies - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

Giggs more nervous ahead of Wales managerial debut than he ever was as a player

The ex-Manchester United winger takes charge for the first time on Thursday.

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