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England 3-0 Ireland: Maguire, Sancho and Calvert Lewin strike as Three Lions cruise to friendly win

England warmed up for their upcoming Nations League double-header by cruising to a 3-0 friendly win over the Republic of Ireland at Wembley. Harry Maguire and Jadon Sancho were on target in the first half of Thursday's encounter, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin's emphatic penalty completing a routine outing after the break. Manager Gareth Southgate will now

Belgium 2-1 Switzerland: Michy Batshuayi brace secures victory

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 the Swiss the lead early on at the Den Dreef Stadion in Leuven with a crisp low finish past Belgium goalkeeper Simon Mignolet. Batshuayi equalised for

Netherlands 1-1 Spain: Van de Beek scores again to cancel out Canales strike

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. The Netherlands were seeking their first win in four attempts under Frank de Boer but got off to a bad start at the Johan Cruijff ArenA. Alvaro

Germany 1-0 Czech Republic: Waldschmidt strike earns Die Mannschaft’s rare win

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 his second goal in five international appearances in Leipzig, where Low played a new-look team and was rewarded with a solid performance. There were impressive

Nigeria 1-1 Tunisia: Iheanacho’s strike not enough as Super Eagles held in a stalemate draw

Nigeria played out a 1-1 draw against Tunisia in their second international friendly game in October on Tuesday night. Leicester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho’s opener was cancelled out by Mohamed Drager's effort at the Jacques Lemans Arena. Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr made five changes to the team that lost against African champions Algeria on Friday. Leganes centre-back Kenneth

Nigeria 0-1 Algeria: African champions defeat Super Eagles in Austria

Algeria defeated Nigeria 1-0 in Friday’s international friendly encounter in Austria, thanks to Ramy Bensebaini’s lone strike in the opening 10 minutes. The Borussia Monchengladbach defender fired the reigning African champions to victory at the Jacques Lemans Arena after pouncing on a loose ball from a corner-kick in the sixth minute. FC Midtjylland midfielder Frank Onyeka was handed

Belgium 1-1 Ivory Coast: AC Milan star Kessie ends Red Devils’ winning streak

Belgium's 12-game winning streak came to an end as Franck Kessie's late penalty secured a 1-1 draw for Ivory Coast at the King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels on Thursday. Red Devils boss Roberto Martinez shuffled his pack ahead of the Nations League double header against England and Iceland, opting not to start the likes of Kevin De

England 3-0 Wales: Calvert Lewin nets on debut as Danny Ings’ acrobatic overhead kick rounds off a comfortable win for Three Lions

Calvert-Lewin scored on his debut to get the ball rolling, before Coady and Ings scored first international goals of their own in the second half as an inexperienced England side defeated Wales 3-0 in Thursday's friendly encounter at Wembley. After a bright start, the visitors faded and failed to truly test opposition keeper Pope all

France 7-1 Ukraine: Centurion Giroud celebrates his cap with a brace as resilient Les Blues see off visitors

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 Stade de France, was in fine form for the reigning world champions.  Eduardo Camavinga broke the deadlock in the ninth minute with an exquisite opener, before Giroud lit up the game with

Portugal 0-0 Spain: Ronaldo denied by the Woodwork twice as Kepa and Rui Patricio keep clean sheets in entertaining stalemate

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 half in Lisbon but had the crossbar to thank for keeping Cristiano Ronaldo and Renato Sanches at bay in the second half. Each side experimented

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