Friendlies

Italy head coach Roberto Mancini has conceded that his 3-4-3 formation did not work as intended against Austria, as he criticised his side's poor first half display against the hosts.…
David Alaba scored a stunning free-kick as Austria swept past Italy in comfortable fashion with a 2-0 friendly victory on Sunday. On the day the World Cup started in Qatar,…
Bruno Fernandes scored twice as Portugal eased to a 4-0 victory over Nigeria in their sole World Cup warm-up game, despite missing captain Cristiano Ronaldo through illness. Fernando Santos' side…
Roberto Mancini was full of praise for Vincenzo Grifo after he played a part in all three goals as Italy came from behind to beat Albania 3-1 in Wednesday's friendly.…
A Vincenzo Grifo double and a Giovanni Di Lorenzo strike gave Italy a 3-1 comeback friendly victory over Albania in Tirana on Wednesday. Roberto Mancini's men will not be at…
Niclas Fullkrug came off the bench to spare Germany's blushes in their lone World Cup warm-up as they claimed a 1-0 friendly win over Oman in Muscat. The Werder Bremen…
Mexico were posed very few problems by Iraq in their first World Cup warm-up game, winning 4-0 in Girona on Wednesday. Although many countries have been unable line up pre-tournament…
Jamaica has selected a 20-man squad devoid of its European-based players for an international friendly against Cameroon at the Stade Omnisport Ahmadou Ahidja in Cameroon on Saturday, November 9. The…
England and Scotland will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the first international football match with a repeat fixture at Glasgow's Hampden Park in 2023. The two teams played out the…
Bosnia and Herzegovina have postponed their upcoming friendly with Russia amid widespread criticism, including from their own players. Bosnia announced in September they would face Russia in Saint Petersburg on…
England captain Leah Williamson will miss Friday's friendly against the United States at Wembley after sustaining an injury in training. Williamson, who led Sarina Wiegman's team to a remarkable European…
Rio Ferdinand called on football federations to take more action against racism after a banana was thrown at Richarlison during Brazil's 5-1 friendly victory over Tunisia on Tuesday. A banana…
Lionel Messi should be appreciated by fans of all countries at the World Cup as he will be missed like Roger Federer "and more" when he retires, says Argentina coach…
Tite has slammed Dylan Bronn's challenge on Neymar during Brazil's win over Tunisia, claiming it was "a move to take a player out of the World Cup". The Selecao completed…
A banana was thrown at Richarlison during Brazil's friendly against Tunisia in Paris, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) said. Richarlison scored the Selecao's second goal in a 5-1 win at…
Gio Reyna was substituted early on during the United States' limp 0-0 draw with Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, dealing them an injury scare less than two months before the start…
Neymar closed in on Pele's all-time Brazil goalscoring record as the Selecao eased to a commanding 5-1 win over 10-man Tunisia at the Parc des Princes. Playing on his home…
Tite has revealed Barcelona asked Brazil to be careful with Raphinha after losing four players to injury during the international break. Jules Kounde, Ronald Araujo, Frenkie De Jong and Memphis…
Reggae Boyz central defender Damion Lowe said the team is in good spirits and looking forward to their friendly against two-time world champions Argentina in New Jersey on Tuesday.
Mitch Duke and debutant Jason Cummings scored as Australia beat New Zealand 2-0 in Auckland on Sunday to secure back-to-back wins over the All Whites ahead of the 2022 World…
Brazil head coach Tite has praised the "impressive" performance of his side regaining possession against Ghana. The South American side blitzed to a 3-0 win against their African opponents in…
Richarlison scored twice as Brazil beat Ghana 3-0 in Le Havre, an early tease of the Selecao's strength before they go after a sixth World Cup title. Neymar pulled the…
Japan stepped up their World Cup preparations with a deserved 2-0 friendly win over the United States on Friday, as Gregg Berhalter's team produced a flat performance in Dusseldorf, Germany.…
Awer Mabil's fine strike gave Australia a 1-0 win over New Zealand in the final home game for the Socceroos before their World Cup trip in November. The Cadiz winger…
Bosnia and Herzegovina have scheduled a friendly against Russia one day before the start of the World Cup, sparking controversy and attracting criticism from within their own ranks. The match…
Brazil coach Tite has announced a 26-man squad for the friendlies against Ghana and Tunisia, the team's final games before the World Cup in Qatar. Defensive duo Bremer and Roger…
England captain Leah Williamson was full of praise for Lucy Bronze after the Lionesses emphatic 5-1 friendly win against the Netherlands on Friday. Bronze, Beth Mead, who netted a double,…
Netherlands head coach Mark Parsons believes England are favourites for the Women's Euro 2022 after seeing his team well beaten by the Lionesses on Friday. England ran out 5-1 winners…
Brazil earned a 1-0 friendly win against Japan in Tokyo on Monday thanks to a penalty from Neymar. Tite's side dominated for large periods in the pouring rain at the…
Lionel Messi was likened to Rafael Nadal by Lionel Scaloni after scoring all five of Argentina's goals in a 5-0 friendly rout of Estonia on Sunday. Barcelona legend Messi moved…
Mexico only managed a scoreless draw, their fourth in 10 matches over 2022, playing out a 0-0 stalemate Ecuador on Sunday. The draw marked El Tri's 100th Mextour match in…
Uruguay's run of five straight wins came to an end after they were held to a 0-0 draw by the United States in an international friendly in Kansas City on…
Lionel Messi scored all five goals as Argentina made it 33 matches unbeaten with a 5-0 friendly win over Estonia on Sunday. Coach Lionel Scaloni's side set a new national…
Brazil coach Tite suggested Neymar has more influence in games for the Selecao than Paris Saint-Germain because at international level the team serves him more. Neymar was in fine form…
Neymar scored two penalties as Brazil cruised to an entertaining 5-1 friendly win over South Korea in Seoul on Thursday. South Korea star Son Heung-min had urged his team-mates to…
Argentina head coach Lionel Scaloni insisted his side can compete with any team at the World Cup, after their 3-0 win over Italy in the UEFA/CONMEBOL Finalissima at Wembley on…
Argentina's impressive 3-0 Finalissima win over Italy saw La Albiceleste set a national new record of 32 matches unbeaten. Lionel Scaloni's men were sensational at Wembley, producing a dominant and…
Argentina made an early statement of intent ahead of the World Cup with an impressively dominant 3-0 win over Italy to win the UEFA/CONMEBOL Finalissima at Wembley. Although Italy failed…
Australia prepared for their World Cup play-off with the United Arab Emirates by coming from behind to beat Jordan 2-1. The Socceroos will face the UAE next Tuesday, with the…
Mexico got their international window off to a positive start, earning a 2-1 win over Nigeria in Arlington on Saturday. In front of a healthy crowd in Texas, William Troost-Ekong's…
A Gerard Deulofeu hat-trick powered Catalonia to a 6-0 drubbing of the Reggae Boyz in Spain on Wednesday.
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