International Friendlies: Live Scores, Results and Reaction

Jerrad Peters@@jerradpetersWorld Football Staff WriterMarch 5, 2014

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Talking Points

Lifeless England were suddenly inspired by the introduction of Adam Lallana, who set up the Daniel Sturridge winner at Wembley against Denmark.

Neymar scored a hat-trick to move onto 30 goals for Brazil—and just two back of the legendary Tostao—as the World Cup hosts romped to a 5-0 away to South Africa.

David Silva and Andres Iniesta played a neat one-two before the ball fell to Pedro, allowing the Barcelona forward to score the only goal of Spain’s win over Italy.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s brace in a 5-1 drubbing of Cameroon left him atop Portugal’s all-time goalscoring table.

Blaise Matuiti scored on an acrobatic scissor-kick to put France 2-0 up on The Netherlands—a lead Les Bleus would carry through to the final whistle.

Germany were unimpressive in their match against Chile, although Mario Gotze provided the hosts the only goal of the encounter in the 16th minute.

Argentina appeared lethargic in their scoreless draw with Romania, and Lionel Messi was spotted vomiting at one point during the match.

Trailing 3-0 to Australia as the hour-mark approached, Ecuador took advantage of Mitchell Langerak’s ejection to stage a stunning comeback capped off in stoppage time by Edison Mendez’ winner.

Didier Drogba and Max-Alain Gradel scored in the final 17 minutes to haul Ivory Coast back from a 2-0 deficit against Belgium.


Notable results

South Africa 0-5 Brazil

Spain 1-0 Italy

England 1-0 Denmark

France 2-0 Netherlands

Germany 1-0 Chile

Portugal 5-1 Cameroon

Romania 0-0 Argentina

Ukraine 2-0 United States

Belgium 2-2 Ivory Coast

Switzerland 2-2 Croatia

Australia 3-4 Ecuador

Colombia 1-1 Tunisia

Greece 0-2 South Korea

Bosnia-Herzegovina 0-2 Egypt

Austria 1-1 Uruguay

Montenegro 1-0 Ghana

Algeria 2-0 Slovenia

Japan 4-2 New Zealand

Russia 2-0 Armenia