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#International Friendlies

# international-friendlies - Tuesday 30 March, 2021

As it happened: Qatar v Ireland, International friendly
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

As it happened: Qatar v Ireland, International friendly

Mar 30th 2021, 8:53 PM 78,649 Views 55 Comments

Ireland faced Qatar as they aimed to secure a first win under Stephen Kenny.

# international-friendlies - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

Brilliant Coutinho free kick the highlight as win eases the pressure on Brazil boss
# Too Good
# Too Good

Brilliant Coutinho free kick the highlight as win eases the pressure on Brazil boss

Nov 19th 2019, 3:57 PM 5,225 Views 0 Comments

Lucas Paqueta and Danilo were also on target amid a 3-0 victory over South Korea.

# international-friendlies - Monday 14 October, 2019

Paddy McNair scores twice as Northern Ireland triumph against Czechs in five-goal thriller
# Thriller
# Thriller

Paddy McNair scores twice as Northern Ireland triumph against Czechs in five-goal thriller

Oct 14th 2019, 8:11 PM 14,283 Views 10 Comments

A superb first-half display from Northern Ireland was enough to secure a 3-2 win over Czech Republic.

# international-friendlies - Monday 9 September, 2019

Watch: Daniel James continues impressive form with curling winner for Wales
# On A Roll
# On A Roll

Watch: Daniel James continues impressive form with curling winner for Wales

Sep 9th 2019, 10:07 PM 8,910 Views 13 Comments

The Man United winger’s first-half strike made it back-to-back victories for Ryan Giggs’ side.

# international-friendlies - Thursday 5 September, 2019

Embarrassing own goal hands Northern Ireland fifth straight win
# Going Well
# Going Well

Embarrassing own goal hands Northern Ireland fifth straight win

Sep 5th 2019, 10:17 PM 12,982 Views 3 Comments

Kevin Malget had a night to forget at Windsor Park on Thursday.

# international-friendlies - Monday 19 August, 2019

Argentina call up Brighton youngster Mac Allister for the first time
# Looking To The Future
# Looking To The Future

Argentina call up Brighton youngster Mac Allister for the first time

Aug 19th 2019, 10:34 AM 12,269 Views 5 Comments

Manager Lionel Scaloni has named an inexperienced panel featuring seven uncapped players and no Lionel Messi.

# international-friendlies - Saturday 3 August, 2019

Messi given three-month Argentina ban for accusing CONMEBOL of 'corruption'
# Banned
# Banned

Messi given three-month Argentina ban for accusing CONMEBOL of 'corruption'

Aug 3rd 2019, 3:15 PM 6,504 Views 14 Comments

Messi was sent off as Argentina beat Chile 2-1 in the Copa America third-place play-off last month.

# international-friendlies - Sunday 2 June, 2019

Griezmann scores as Mbappe picks up ankle knock in victory ahead of tough Euro qualifying trip
# Prep Work
# Prep Work

Griezmann scores as Mbappe picks up ankle knock in victory ahead of tough Euro qualifying trip

Jun 2nd 2019, 10:47 PM 8,151 Views 2 Comments

Thomas Lemar also scored in France’s 2-0 friendly win over Bolivia.

# international-friendlies - Friday 29 March, 2019

Messi: 'My six-year-old son asked me: 'Dad, why do they crucify you in Argentina?''
# Criticism
# Criticism

Messi: 'My six-year-old son asked me: 'Dad, why do they crucify you in Argentina?''

Mar 29th 2019, 4:12 PM 8,604 Views 24 Comments

The Barcelona star has faced criticism for failing to match his club success with the national team.

# international-friendlies - Wednesday 27 March, 2019

Brazil boss Tite issues warning to Real Madrid youngster ahead of Copa America
# Doubt
# Doubt

Brazil boss Tite issues warning to Real Madrid youngster ahead of Copa America

Mar 27th 2019, 2:20 PM 7,500 Views 1 Comment

Vinicius Junior could be excluded from the national team squad if he fails to impress for his club.

# international-friendlies - Tuesday 26 March, 2019

Man City's Jesus hits double to seal unconvincing win for Brazil
# Report
# Report

Man City's Jesus hits double to seal unconvincing win for Brazil

Mar 26th 2019, 10:39 PM 5,503 Views 7 Comments

Tite’s team previously faced strong criticism after being held to a 1-1 draw by Panama.

# international-friendlies - Monday 25 March, 2019

Morocco seek clarification over Messi injury after agreeing to face Argentina 'first team' in friendly
# Sceptical
# Sceptical

Morocco seek clarification over Messi injury after agreeing to face Argentina 'first team' in friendly

Mar 25th 2019, 9:25 AM 11,129 Views 14 Comments

Lionel Messi has been ruled out of Tuesday’s game in Tangier.

# international-friendlies - Sunday 24 March, 2019

Brazil boss refusing to panic after woeful Panama draw
# Calm
# Calm

Brazil boss refusing to panic after woeful Panama draw

Mar 24th 2019, 12:21 AM 9,111 Views 6 Comments

Tite is not too concerned by the disappointing performance.

# international-friendlies - Friday 22 March, 2019

Lionel Messi's long-awaited international return ends in shock defeat to Venezuela
# Upset
# Upset

Lionel Messi's long-awaited international return ends in shock defeat to Venezuela

Mar 22nd 2019, 10:12 PM 8,516 Views 1 Comment

Messi had not played for the national team since their elimination by France at the 2018 World Cup.

# international-friendlies - Wednesday 20 March, 2019

92nd-minute winner spares Wales' blushes as they're pushed all the way by Trinidad and Tobago
# Bale Out
# Bale Out

92nd-minute winner spares Wales' blushes as they're pushed all the way by Trinidad and Tobago

Mar 20th 2019, 10:20 PM 10,757 Views 6 Comments

Liverpool youngster Ben Woodburn scored the late goal for Giggs’ men in the international friendly.

# international-friendlies - Thursday 7 March, 2019

Messi ends international exile to return to Argentina squad
# Welcome Back
# Welcome Back

Messi ends international exile to return to Argentina squad

Mar 7th 2019, 4:17 PM 5,679 Views 15 Comments

The Barcelona captain has not played for his country since the World Cup.

# international-friendlies - Thursday 15 November, 2018

Leroy Sane scores first international goal for Germany as Löw's men stroll to victory
# Die Mannschaft
# Die Mannschaft

Leroy Sane scores first international goal for Germany as Löw's men stroll to victory

Nov 15th 2018, 10:42 PM 5,600 Views 0 Comments

The Man City winger was left out of Germany’s World Cup squad but was on target during a comfortable win over Russia.

Wayne Rooney makes 120th and final appearance as Three Lions ease past USA
# Time To Say Goodbye
# Time To Say Goodbye

Wayne Rooney makes 120th and final appearance as Three Lions ease past USA

Nov 15th 2018, 10:17 PM 10,245 Views 7 Comments

Goals from Jesse Lingard, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Callum Wilson saw England see off the USA.

# international-friendlies - Wednesday 14 November, 2018

Late drama sees Qatar pull off shock win over Switzerland side featuring Shaqiri and Xhaka
# Swiss Leaks
# Swiss Leaks

Late drama sees Qatar pull off shock win over Switzerland side featuring Shaqiri and Xhaka

Nov 14th 2018, 10:03 PM 9,747 Views 8 Comments

They’re separated by 88 places in the Fifa rankings.

# international-friendlies - Tuesday 16 October, 2018

Dutch midfielder scores first international goal to end Belgium's winning run
# Friendly
# Friendly

Dutch midfielder scores first international goal to end Belgium's winning run

Oct 16th 2018, 10:29 PM 7,817 Views 3 Comments

Arnaut Groeneveld’s goal ensured the friendly between Belgium and the Netherlands ended in a draw.

Miranda heads 93rd-minute winner as Brazil defeat Argentina in sapping Saudi Arabia heat
# South America
# South America

Miranda heads 93rd-minute winner as Brazil defeat Argentina in sapping Saudi Arabia heat

Oct 16th 2018, 10:26 PM 5,849 Views 0 Comments

Brazil edged past Argentina in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday thanks to Miranda’s dramatic late winner.

Koeman claims Liverpool defender Van Dijk 'has been playing with two broken ribs for weeks'
# Injections
# Injections

Koeman claims Liverpool defender Van Dijk 'has been playing with two broken ribs for weeks'

Oct 16th 2018, 2:18 PM 5,155 Views 3 Comments

The Dutch defender will sit out tonight’s friendly with Belgium, but his international manager believes he should be fine to return for the Reds this weekend.

# international-friendlies - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

Mancini's winless run continues with Italy on emotional night as Genoa bridge victims remembered
# Friendly
# Friendly

Mancini's winless run continues with Italy on emotional night as Genoa bridge victims remembered

Oct 10th 2018, 10:40 PM 6,113 Views 3 Comments

Ukraine held the Azzuri to a 1-1 draw.

'Sometimes he is a little too laid-back' - Dutch boss says Van Dijk must improve
# VVD
# VVD

'Sometimes he is a little too laid-back' - Dutch boss says Van Dijk must improve

Oct 10th 2018, 9:28 AM 5,743 Views 8 Comments

Netherlands coach Ronald Koeman is demanding improvement from the Liverpool defender.

# international-friendlies - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

Pogba and Mourinho feud has been exaggerated, says France manager Deschamps
# Feud
# Feud

Pogba and Mourinho feud has been exaggerated, says France manager Deschamps

Oct 9th 2018, 6:45 AM 5,548 Views 3 Comments

Paul Pogba’s relationship with Jose Mourinho has been under the spotlight this season, but Didier Deschamps is not concerned.

# international-friendlies - Friday 5 October, 2018

Bale backed for Wales captaincy by Giggs
# Skipper
# Skipper

Bale backed for Wales captaincy by Giggs

Oct 5th 2018, 7:54 AM 1,680 Views 0 Comments

Ashley Williams is expected to resume his captaincy duties against Spain but Ryan Giggs backed Gareth Bale as a future skipper.

# international-friendlies - Thursday 4 October, 2018

Wales captain Bale named to face Spain and Ireland after shaking off groin strain
# Talisman
# Talisman

Wales captain Bale named to face Spain and Ireland after shaking off groin strain

Oct 4th 2018, 1:58 PM 1,851 Views 1 Comment

The Real Madrid superstar has been included by Ryan Giggs, having missed Tuesday night’s Champions League game.

# international-friendlies - Thursday 13 September, 2018

Rashford arguably developing more quickly than Ronaldo and Kane, says Southgate
# Perspective
# Perspective

Rashford arguably developing more quickly than Ronaldo and Kane, says Southgate

Sep 13th 2018, 8:35 AM 5,653 Views 8 Comments

England manager Gareth Southgate says Marcus Rashford is a special talent who needs time to develop.

# international-friendlies - Wednesday 12 September, 2018

'There's no way I'm going to stand for a situation like this' - Neymar claims 'lack of respect' after yellow card
# Enough Is Enough
# Enough Is Enough

'There's no way I'm going to stand for a situation like this' - Neymar claims 'lack of respect' after yellow card

Sep 12th 2018, 3:58 PM 12,489 Views 8 Comments

The Brazil captain felt he was harshly booked during his side’s rout of El Salvador in Washington

O'Neill hopeful of Arter return after Keane row
# Reaction
# Reaction

O'Neill hopeful of Arter return after Keane row

Sep 12th 2018, 12:30 AM 6,858 Views 8 Comments

The Republic of Ireland manager was asked about the row involving the Cardiff City midfielder after tonight’s game.

# international-friendlies - Saturday 8 September, 2018

Man City's Sane announces birth of daughter after withdrawing from Germany squad
# It's A Girl
# It's A Girl

Man City's Sane announces birth of daughter after withdrawing from Germany squad

Sep 8th 2018, 3:51 PM 6,537 Views 5 Comments

Leroy Sane has thanked Germany boss Joachim Low for allowing him to be present for the birth of his daughter.

Diego Simeone's son fulfills prophecy with debut goal for Argentina
# Like Father Like Son
# Like Father Like Son

Diego Simeone's son fulfills prophecy with debut goal for Argentina

Sep 8th 2018, 11:58 AM 13,267 Views 2 Comments

Giovanni Simeone scored on his debut for Argentina against Guatemala on Friday.

# international-friendlies - Thursday 6 September, 2018

Ronaldo-less Portugal hold World Cup finalists thanks to Pepe header
# Level Pegging
# Level Pegging

Ronaldo-less Portugal hold World Cup finalists thanks to Pepe header

Sep 6th 2018, 10:13 PM 7,740 Views 0 Comments

Ivan Perisic opened the scoring for Croatia, but they were pegged back at the Estadio Algarve.

DBU reaches agreement with Denmark players to face Wales
# Agreement Reached
# Agreement Reached

DBU reaches agreement with Denmark players to face Wales

Sep 6th 2018, 8:37 PM 4,500 Views 3 Comments

A row over sponsorship and commercial rights has been temporarily resolved.

Stand-in manager blown away by Denmark's amateur 'heroes' in Slovakia defeat
# Great Danes
# Great Danes

Stand-in manager blown away by Denmark's amateur 'heroes' in Slovakia defeat

Sep 6th 2018, 10:20 AM 7,157 Views 2 Comments

A Denmark team made up of lower-league and futsal players held their own for large spells against Slovakia.

# international-friendlies - Wednesday 5 September, 2018

'He needs people who tell him what to do'
# Guidance
# Guidance

'He needs people who tell him what to do'

Sep 5th 2018, 4:37 PM 7,663 Views 1 Comment

Germany may have welcomed Leroy Sane back, but Toni Kroos says the forward has room for improvement.

# international-friendlies - Tuesday 4 September, 2018

Ex-Arsenal midfielder named temporary Denmark boss as futsal players set to line out
# Player Dispute
# Player Dispute

Ex-Arsenal midfielder named temporary Denmark boss as futsal players set to line out

Sep 4th 2018, 5:53 PM 11,004 Views 10 Comments

John Jensen has been put in charge of the crisis-hit nation ahead of tomorrow’s meeting with Slovakia.

# international-friendlies - Tuesday 28 August, 2018

Everton star Richarlison earns first Brazil call-up
# Selecao
# Selecao

Everton star Richarlison earns first Brazil call-up

Aug 28th 2018, 9:45 AM 5,078 Views 0 Comments

Richarlison is set to serve a three-match ban for Everton but he has been boosted by international recognition.

# 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
# Hitting Form

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

Jun 11th 2018, 10:30 PM 10,887 Views 13 Comments

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
# Octagon Control
# Octagon Control

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

Jun 10th 2018, 8:54 PM 9,583 Views 15 Comments

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

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