International Friendlies: Fri 06 – Sat 07 June

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International senior sides have played their final warm-up friendlies before the FIFA World Cup kicks-off in Brazil next week.

Germany had a minor scare as they scraped past Egypt with a 3-2 win in Cairo. Mario Götze (8.0) scored the opener before setting up Gómez to make it two-nil inside fifteen minutes. Egypt drew level before half-time, but Müller scored the winning goal right after the break.

Mats Hummels (7.1) and Marcel Schmelzer (7.1) also played the full ninety minutes, with Julian Schieber, Marco Reus, Andreas Beck, and Ilkay Gündogan unused substitutes.

Another Dortmund player going to the World Cup, Ivan Perisic (6.7), came on at half-time for Croatia, but wasn’t able to turn the match around as they lost 0-1 in Peru.

Other players turning out tonight were Robert Lewandowski (7.2) who scored the opening goal for Poland in their 2-4 defeat in Latvia, Viktor Fischer (6.8) who won his fourth cap for Denmark in their 0-2 loss at home to Ukraine, and Neven Subotic (8.5) who put in another great performance at the back for Serbia, who won 2-0 in Finland.

Friday’s matches largely featured national sides not competing in Brazil, with those sides largely in action today instead. Of the 32 qualifiers, only three nations won all three of their fixtures in the last ten days: Germany, Senegal, and Slovakia.

INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLIES - 06/07 JUNE 2014:
 (Nations in CAPITALS are in the World Cup)

    ARGENTINA 3-3 SWITZERLAND
       BRAZIL 3-1 Turkey
      Ecuador 1-0 SPAIN
        Egypt 2-3 GERMANY
        GHANA 0-1 ENGLAND
       GUINEA 1-0 Ethiopia
         IRAN 0-1 Bulgaria
       Israel 2-1 ITALY
      JAMAICA 2-2 Bolivia
        JAPAN 2-2 Paraguay
       MEXICO 1-1 CHILE
      MOROCCO 4-1 Liechtenstein
       NORWAY 1-1 Nigeria
         Peru 1-0 CROATIA
     PORTUGAL 1-2 UNITED STATES
   San Marino 0-2 CANADA
 SAUDI ARABIA 1-2 COLOMBIA
      SENEGAL 5-0 Botswana
     SLOVAKIA 4-2 URUGUAY
  SOUTH KOREA 3-3 NETHERLANDS

       Gremio 1-4 BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA
   Luverdense 0-3 SWEDEN
     Mineiros 0-3 AUSTRALIA
      Náutico 2-1 BELGIUM

 Did not play: ALGERIA

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