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# International Friendlies

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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
The Selecao put three unanswered goals past Austria at the Ernst-Happel-Stadium this evening.
PSG youngster eclipses Ronaldo on star's 150th outing
Goncalo Guedes was the star of the show as Portugal eased past Algeria.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
Jorge Sampaoli’s side hammered Caribbean minnows Haiti in Buenos Aires, with their talisman scoring three.
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.
'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.
Euro 2016 champions Portugal held by England's upcoming World Cup opponents
Goals from Anice Badri and Fakhreddine Ben Youssef saw Tunisia come from behind to draw 2-2.
Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against France
Martin O’Neill fielded an experimental side tonight.
France v Ireland, international friendly
France took on Ireland, with Martin O’Neill giving a number of youngsters the chance to impress.
Do you agree with our Ireland team to face France?
Graham Burke and a few others could be set to make their international debuts.
'He wants to keep on playing' - Mancini leaves Italy door open for Buffon amid PSG speculation
Gianluigi Buffon is leaving Juventus but his international career might not be over yet.
Neymar nearing injury comeback for Brazil as World Cup looms
Brazil hope the PSG superstar will be back from injury for their friendly against the European nation at Anfield.
Mancini opens talks to become new Italy manager
The Italian Football Federation has confirmed the Zenit manager is in talks for the national team position.
Spurs not ruling out Harry Kane for Chelsea clash but later return date remains a possibility
Kane suffered ankle ligament damage against Bournemouth earlier this month.
Dele Alli not guaranteed to start at World Cup
The Tottenham star could face a tough fight to earn a place in England’s line-up when they meet Tunisia on 18 June.
Brazil lay down marker as Gabriel Jesus ends Germany's 22-game unbeaten run
Brazil edged past a lacklustre Germany who lost for the first time in 23 matches.
Isco nets hat-trick as Spain hit woeful Argentina for six
Without star man Lionel Messi due to injury, Argentina slipped to a 6-1 thrashing against Spain at the Wanda Metropolitano.
'I felt jitters in my stomach' - Patrick Kluivert's son makes senior Netherlands debut at 18
The Ajax teenager came off the bench for a late cameo in last night’s 3-0 win over European champions Portugal.
'Coutinho is on the same level as Neymar'
With the most expensive player in the world out injured for today’s meeting with Germany, Brazil team-mate Dani Alves believes the Barcelona man can step up.
England youth coach said I'd never play for my country – David Beckham
Prior to going on to captain England and play for them 115 times, Beckham was told as a child that he would not represent his country.
100-cap Cavani hands Giggs his first defeat as Wales boss in China Cup final
Uruguay claimed a 1-0 win thanks to the PSG striker, who marked the milestone by scoring the decisive goal.
Rodrigo dedicates Spain goal to Canizares after death of son
The former goalkeeper represented his country between 1993 and 2006.
A bullet from Muller earns world champions Germany draw with Spain
The Bayern star levelled terms after Rodrigo had opened the scoring for the 2010 World Cup winners.
Lingard's first international goal sees England defeat the Dutch on Koeman's debut
The Manchester United attacker bagged the winning goal in Amsterdam tonight.
"He just said: 'At the moment we are not going to be offering you a contract'"
Jack Wilshere admits he was originally told he could leave Arsenal at the start of the season.
Paul Pogba 'did not lose his football ability'
Despite the midfielder going through a tough time at Manchester United, he will not be treated any differently by the France head coach
Bale becomes Wales' all-time record goalscorer with hat-trick as Giggs gets off to a winning start
The Real Madrid star overtook Ian Rush with the 27th, 28th and 29th goals for his country in a 6-0 win over China.
Giggs more nervous ahead of Wales managerial debut than he ever was as a player
The ex-Manchester United winger takes charge for the first time on Thursday.
Sanchez 'expected something better' from himself after move to Man United
The Chilean has scored just one Premier League goal and has been struggling for form at Old Trafford.