Friendlies

Salomon Rondon scored twice to help Venezuela beat the United States for the first time and become his country's all-time leading goalscorer after a 3-0 win that will send Rafael…
Hwang Ui-jo's second goal in as many meetings with Australia gave South Korea a late 1-0 win in a largely drama-free friendly in Busan on Friday. The Gamba Osaka striker …
Brazil star Neymar said he is braced for the toughest match of his career due to the circumstances amid a rape allegation. Neymar's Brazil will host Qatar in an international…
France warmed up for a tough Euro 2020 qualifying trip to Turkey by easing to a 2-0 friendly win over Bolivia in Nantes on Sunday. Thomas Lemar and Antoine Griezmann…
England-born Arsenal academy product Nico Yennaris is set to become China's first ever naturalised international after being selected in their squad for upcoming friendly matches. The 26-year-old Beijing Guoan midfielder,…
Marcello Lippi has been named coach of China for a second stint as they prepare for 2022 World Cup qualifying. The former Italy and Juventus boss was at the helm…
Socceroos head coach Graham Arnold has included six debutants in his experimental Australia squad to face South Korea in next month's international friendly. A-League trio Andrew Redmayne, Brandon O'Neill and…
Former Spain head coach Vicente del Bosque says it would have been "a dream" to have Lionel Messi in his squad at international level. Barcelona star Messi, who joined the…
Bayern Munich will contest the Allianz China Cup against the Chinese national team in Beijing next month, the Bundesliga club have announced. After the conclusion of their domestic season, Bayern…
Lionel Messi says he has been carrying a pelvic injury since December after being criticised for withdrawing from international duty. Messi had not played for Argentina since the World Cup…
United States head coach Gregg Berhalter moved to allay injury fears over Christian Pulisic after Borussia Dortmund attacker hobbled off against Chile. Pulisic scored before the Chelsea-bound star was forced…
Lionel Scaloni said Argentina's best is yet to come following their unconvincing 1-0 friendly victory over Morocco in the absence of Lionel Messi. Substitute Angel Correa spared Scaloni's blushes with…
Christian Pulisic scored as the United States stayed unbeaten under Gregg Berhalter thanks to a 1-1 international friendly draw against Chile. Pulisic opened the scoring inside four minutes for USA,…
Gabriel Jesus was Brazil's saviour but thought Tite's changes were to blame for their struggles in an unconvincing 3-1 victory over the Czech Republic on Tuesday. Brazil head coach Tite…
Substitute Gabriel Jesus scored a late double as Brazil came from behind to beat the Czech Republic 3-1 despite an underwhelming performance from the Selecao in Prague on Tuesday. Tite's…
Argentina bounced back from their shock defeat to Venezuela with a slender 1-0 win over Morocco in a blustery Tangier on Tuesday. Lionel Scaloni's men were soundly beaten 3-1 by…
Lionel Messi will be in Argentina's Copa America squad regardless of concerns over a lack of playing time with the national team, coach Lionel Scaloni has confirmed. Messi made his…
Uruguay captain Diego Godin says he retains the same enthusiasm as ever for international football after becoming his country's most-capped player. Godin's 126th appearance for Uruguay came on Monday as…
Argentina are too reliant on Lionel Messi and must improve the players around the Barcelona superstar, says former Real Madrid coach Jorge Valdano. Messi played for his country for the…
United States midfielder Weston McKennie suffered a ruptured ankle ligament in the friendly win over Ecuador, his club Schalke have confirmed. McKennie was stretchered off in the second half of…
Uruguay cruised to a 4-0 defeat of Thailand in the China Cup final on Monday. Thailand had surprisingly knocked out Fabio Cannavaro's hosts in the semi-finals but found Uruguay a…
The Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF) sought clarity regarding Lionel Messi's injury, having been frustrated to learn that Argentina would be without their star man for Tuesday's friendly. Messi made…
Diego Maradona labelled the Argentine Football Association's (AFA) president Claudio Tapia as "inept" and believes the team that lost to Venezuela is not fit to wear the Argentina shirt. The…
Brazil coach Tite urged supporters to not panic after Saturday's embarrassing 1-1 draw with Panama, adamant a drop in standard is "normal" when young players are given opportunities. Although Lucas…
Lucas Paqueta opened his Brazil account but it was not enough to prevent the Selecao from slumping to an alarming 1-1 draw with Panama in the absence of the injured…
Gerardo Martino urged supporters to not get carried away after his first match in charge of Mexico resulted in an impressive 3-1 win over Chile. Martino left MLS side Atlanta…
Richarlison has credited Marco Silva's coaching with accelerating his progress this season as he looks to take his Everton form onto the international stage with Brazil. The 21-year-old has ramped…
Neymar and Vinicius Junior could play "in any team in the world" according to Casemiro, but the Real Madrid midfielder said it would be down to national team coach Tite…
Mexico handed Gerardo Martino a winning start as coach, beating Chile 3-1 in a friendly in San Diego on Friday. A tight clash came to life after the break at…
Lionel Messi will miss Argentina's friendly against Morocco on Tuesday due to a pelvic injury. Messi made his return to international football in Friday's shock 3-1 friendly defeat to Venezuela…
Lionel Messi’s return to the Argentina side ended in a shock 3-1 friendly defeat to Venezuela in Madrid on Friday. Messi had not played for the national team since their…
Leon Goretzka has implored supporters to "stand up with courage" to racism having called the alleged abuse of Germany team-mates Leroy Sane and Ilkay Gundogan "terrifying". The German Football Association…
Uruguay booked a place in the final of the China Cup with Oscar Tabarez's side enjoying a comfortable 3-0 victory over Uzbekistan thanks to Cristhian Stuani's double. Hector Cuper's men…
Argentina head coach Lionel Scaloni said there are no more words to describe Lionel Messi as he prepares to make his international comeback. Messi has not played for Argentina since…
The United States maintained their perfect record under head coach Gregg Berhalter with a 1-0 victory over Ecuador in an international friendly. Gyasi Zardes made it three wins from three…
Leon Goretzka spared Germany's blushes as Joachim Low's men salvaged a 1-1 friendly draw with Serbia on Wednesday, their first game of a so-called new era without Mats Hummels, Jerome…
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