Friendlies

New Zealand have withdrawn from next month's friendly against England at Wembley due to complications caused by the coronavirus.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…
The Netherlands made a losing start to the Frank de Boer era as Mexico ran out 1-0 winners during the new Oranje coach's first game in charge. There was little…
Jadon Sancho, Tammy Abraham and Ben Chilwell will miss England's friendly against Wales on Thursday, manager Gareth Southgate has confirmed. The Football Association (FA) launched an investigation after the trio…
Mikel Oyarzabal did not travel with Spain to Portugal for Wednesday's friendly after testing positive for coronavirus antibodies. UEFA guidance on such PCR test results is that Oyarzabal should not…
Luis Enrique is optimistic Adama Traore will finally make his Spain debut despite a call-up from Mali. Wolves winger Traore is eligible to represent either nation and has been included…
Frank de Boer has named his first squad as Netherlands head coach following his appointment last month, with Daley Blind among those recalled. Former Ajax, Inter and Atlanta United coach…
Joachim Low has welcomed two new names to his Germany squad for the upcoming international break, where eight players - including Bayern Munich's treble-winners - will sit out the friendly…
Spain have announced they will travel to Portugal for a friendly on October 7. The fixture between the neighbouring countries will be staged in Lisbon ahead of both featuring in…
Bayern Munich will prepare for the latter stages of the Champions League by hosting Marseille in a friendly on July 31. Bayern are aiming to complete a stunning treble following…
England have announced a friendly against Wales at Wembley on October 8. Gareth Southgate's side will take on their cross-border rivals behind closed doors in their first home game of…
Paris Saint-Germain crushed Le Havre 9-0 in a friendly as France allowed supporters back into football stadiums for the first time since lockdown. The occasion was described as "a victory…
PSV teenager Mohamed Ihattaren has received his first Netherlands senior call-up as part of Ronald Koeman's provisional squad for the scheduled friendlies against the United States and Spain later this…
Tite rejected criticism of his decision to play Rodrygo Goes for just two minutes in Brazil's 3-0 win over South Korea on Tuesday. The Brazil coach said on Monday he…
Tite has dismissed Lionel Messi's credentials as the greatest footballer of all time after insisting comparisons between him and "phenomenal" Brazil legend Pele have "no credibility." The Brazil coach and …
Lionel Messi scored a stoppage-time penalty to secure Argentina an entertaining 2-2 draw with Uruguay in Tel Aviv on Monday. Argentina fell behind when Edinson Cavani, who scored in Uruguay's…
Lionel Messi was delighted with Argentina's win over Brazil, saying the rivalry between the South American nations was stronger than ever. On his international return, Messi scored the only goal…
Brazil head coach Tite said he was told to shut up by Argentina captain Lionel Messi in the friendly clash between the South American rivals. Messi returned from a three-month…
Tite accepted Brazil were under pressure after their winless run continued with a 1-0 loss to rivals Argentina in a friendly on Friday. Lionel Messi scored the game's only goal…
Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni lauded the attitude of his players who he feels "gave their lives for the shirt" in Friday's 1-0 win over bitter rivals Brazil. Lionel Messi was…
Edinson Cavani and Brian Rodriguez were on target as Uruguay ran out 2-1 winners against a Hungary side celebrating the opening of the new Puskas Arena. The 68,000-seat state-funded stadium…
Lionel Messi scored on his return from a three-month ban as Argentina beat bitter rivals Brazil 1-0 in Riyadh on Friday. Messi missed Argentina's previous four matches due to a…
Lionel Messi was restored to Argentina's starting XI to face Brazil upon his return from a three-month suspension. Messi has not played for Argentina since being sent off in the…
Brazil boss Tite lauded Rodrygo for setting a strong example to aspiring footballers ahead of the teenager's potential international debut. The 18-year-old Real Madrid forward could win his first senior…
Mick McCarthy admitted Robbie Brady is still lacking match fitness after watching the midfielder lead the Republic of Ireland to victory over New Zealand. Brady set up Ireland's equaliser in…
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