South Africa shock world champions Spain

World champions Spain suffered only a second loss in 17 matches this year after losing 1-0 to South Africa in a friendly international on Tuesday.

Luiz Felipe Scolari pleased with Brazil form for Portugal friendly

Brazil have recovered their Confederations Cup-winning form in time for Tuesday`s friendly against Portugal in Boston, coach Luiz Felipe Scolari said.

Paraguay hold Germany in six-goal thriller

Germany had to fight back from two goals down to share a 3-3 draw with Paraguay in Wednesday`s warm-up friendly in Kaiserslautern ahead of the return of World Cup qualifying.

Latecomer Lambert quells Scottish uprising

Rickie Lambert scored with his first touch as an England player to earn a 3-2 win over old enemies Scotland in a gripping friendly game at Wembley on Wednesday.

Negredo, Cazorla strikes lead Spain to 2-0 win over Ecuador

World champions Spain recovered from their 3-0 trouncing at the hands of Brazil in the Confederations Cup final last month with a comfortable 2-0 friendly win over Ecuador in Guayaquil.

Even without Lionel Messi, Argentina beat Italy

Despite the absence of World Player of the Year Lionel Messi, Argentina still had too much for Italy on Wednesday, winning 2-1 in Rome.

Alves own-goal sees Swiss sink Brazil

In Basel, the latest stop on Brazil`s so-called Global Tour ended in a 1-0 defeat to a surprisingly lively Switzerland, thanks to an own goal from defender Dani Alves.

Germany, England face old rivals

Germany play France and England face Netherlands in two heavyweight clashes which highlight Wednesday`s international friendlies across Europe.

AIFF mulls hosting women`s int`l football tourney, friendlies

Trying to bring women`s football on track after India were delisted from the FIFA rankings last month, the AIFF is mulling over organising an international tournament every alternate year.

AIFF mulls hosting women`s int`l football tourney, friendlies

Trying to bring women`s football on track after India were delisted from the FIFA rankings last month, the AIFF is mulling over organising an international tournament every alternate year.