Friendlies

Raul Jimenez and Hirving Lozano struck in the second half as Mexico extended their unbeaten run to 10 matches with a 2-0 friendly win over Japan in foggy Graz on…
Giovanni Reyna was one of three United States players to score their maiden international goals in Monday's 6-2 friendly victory over Panama. USA played out a goalless draw with Wales…
Republic of Ireland midfielder Alan Browne has tested positive for coronavirus after playing the full 90 minutes against England on Thursday. Browne was part of the Ireland team beaten 3-0…
Gareth Southgate paid tribute to an inexperienced England side after they claimed a 3-0 friendly win over the Republic of Ireland. With a Nations League double-header against Belgium and Iceland…
Wales were held to a home stalemate by the United States on Thursday in the absence of head coach Ryan Giggs. Giggs agreed to step aside for Wales' three November…
Gianluigi Buffon has urged Cristiano Ronaldo to match Pele for career goals after the Portugal star drew level on the all-time list with Ferenc Puskas. Ronaldo came off the bench…
Portugal head coach Fernando Santos defended his decision to start Cristiano Ronaldo on the bench against Andorra, saying the star would break the international goals record anyway. Ronaldo came on…
France head coach Didier Deschamps saw "some interesting things" from Marcus Thuram on his international debut against Finland. Les Bleus' 12-match unbeaten run was ended with a shock 2-0 loss…
Fernando Santos gave little away regarding Portugal's attack for their Nations League clash with France. Cristiano Ronaldo, Diogo Jota and Joao Felix came off the bench as the European champions…
Germany head coach Joachim Low praised his fringe players after a changed side delivered a 1-0 friendly win against the Czech Republic, but warned those involved not to expect a…
Georginio Wijnaldum is honoured to have captained the Netherlands in their 1-1 draw with Spain but said he has mixed feelings due to the absence of close friend Virgil van…
Alberigo Evani says Roberto Mancini was in constant contact with the Italian bench during the Azzurri's routine 4-0 friendly win over Estonia on Wednesday. Head coach Mancini is self-isolating at…
Antoine Griezmann said France must learn from their shock 2-0 defeat to Finland ahead of a showdown with Portugal on Saturday. The world champions' 12-match unbeaten run came to a…
Luis Enrique hailed "unique" Sergio Ramos after the Spain captain equalled Italy great Gianluigi Buffon's European caps record in Wednesday's 1-1 draw with the Netherlands. Ramos was brought on five…
Debutants Marcus Forss and Onni Valakari scored debut goals as Finland ended France's 12-match unbeaten run with a shock 2-0 friendly victory. A much-changed Les Bleus side made a promising…
Donny van de Beek made it two goals in as many games for the Netherlands as he cancelled out Sergio Canales' maiden strike for Spain in Wednesday's 1-1 friendly draw.…
Michy Batshuayi scored twice for Belgium as the number one FIFA-ranked team in the world laboured to a 2-1 win over Switzerland in a low-key international friendly. Admir Mehmedi gave…
Vincenzo Grifo scored his first international goals as Italy stretched their unbeaten run to 20 games with a 4-0 friendly win over Estonia at Stadio Artemio Franchi on Wednesday. The…
Germany picked up only their second victory of 2020 as Gian-Luca Waldschmidt scored to help Joachim Low's men to a 1-0 win over the Czech Republic. Benfica forward Waldschmidt netted…
Pedro Neto and Paulinho scored on their Portugal debuts while Renato Sanches impressed and Cristiano Ronaldo scored in a 7-0 rout of Andorra. Handed his first international outing in Wednesday's…
Spain defender Hector Bellerin struggled to accept being out of international football for such a long time. The Arsenal right-back was called up to Spain's squad for the first time…
Germany coach Joachim Low has ruled out international recalls for experienced Bayern Munich duo Thomas Muller and Jerome Boateng plus Borussia Dortmund's Mats Hummels. Low sent the three players into…
Miralem Pjanic has claimed he was offered the chance to represent France but it would have broken his heart to turn his back on Bosnia-Herzegovina. The Barcelona midfielder was born…
New Zealand have withdrawn from next month's friendly against England at Wembley due to complications caused by the coronavirus. The All Whites were due to face Gareth Southgate's side on…
Jack Grealish is a player in the mould of Paul Gascoigne but will struggle to dislodge the likes of Raheem Sterling from England's starting line-up, says ex-Three Lions boss Steve…
Dominic Calvert-Lewin's goals have taken his game to another level and the Everton striker can reflect on an "excellent" England debut, says Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate. England cruised past…
Dominic Calvert-Lewin described his debut England goal as the "stuff of the dreams" and insists he is ready to go whenever called on by the Three Lions. The in-form Everton…
Dominic Calvert-Lewin grasped his opportunity on debut as an inexperienced England side defeated Wales 3-0 in Thursday's friendly encounter at Wembley. With captain Harry Kane rested and Tammy Abraham one…
A friendly match between the England and Scotland Under-19 sides was abandoned on Thursday after Scottish head coach Billy Stark tested positive for coronavirus. The Football Association initially confirmed the…
A friendly match between the England and Scotland Under-19 sides was abandoned on Thursday following a coronavirus concern. An unnamed member of one of the teams' backroom staff reportedly returned…
Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has left the Belgium camp with a reported muscle injury. Courtois was deemed unfit ahead of the friendly against Ivory Coast on Thursday and will…
Eduardo Camavinga is already bordering on being undroppable for France boss Didier Deschamps. Rennes midfielder Camavinga made his first international start in the friendly against Ukraine on Wednesday and opened…
Luis Enrique felt Adama Traore showed his "purest form" as he appeared to nail his colours to the Spain mast in a lively international debut. Traore's international future has been…
Germany head coach Joachim Low said he was "p***** off" at his team for surrendering a lead three times in their 3-3 draw with Turkey and dismissed fatigue as an…
Olivier Giroud has half an eye on catching Thierry Henry at the top of France's all-time leading scorer list after grabbing two goals on his 100th international appearance. The Chelsea…
Portugal and Spain shared a goalless draw in a friendly on Wednesday, as Cristiano Ronaldo and Pepe reunited with old friend Sergio Ramos after the match. Ronaldo and Renato Sanches…
Frank De Boer insisted he always wants to win after suffering a 1-0 loss to Mexico in his first match in charge of the Netherlands, but defiantly reminded his critics…
Olivier Giroud celebrated his 100th cap with a double as France cruised to a 7-1 friendly win over Ukraine. The Chelsea striker, named as captain for the game at the…
Kenan Karaman's stoppage-time strike ensured Germany's wait for a first win of 2020 continued as Turkey drew 3-3 with Joachim Low's side in Cologne. Gian-Luca Waldschmidt's first international goal nine…
Francesco Caputo scored on his Italy debut as Roberto Mancini's side extended their unbeaten run to 17 matches, recording a resounding 6-0 win over Moldova at the Stadio Artemio Franchi.…
Spain and Portugal played out an entertaining 0-0 friendly draw on Wednesday in a warm-up match for the next round of Nations League games. Luis Enrique's men controlled the first…
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