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#International Friendlies

# international-friendlies - Thursday 15 November, 2018

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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

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

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'

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 This post contains videos
'Sometimes he is a little too laid-back' - Dutch boss says Van Dijk must improve VVD

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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 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.

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