Eric Dier stars as England stun Germany, Russia and Poland cruise

Eric Dier stars as England stun Germany, Russia and Poland cruise

Russia and Poland stepped up their preparations for Euro 2016 with thumping victories over Lithuania and Finland.

Belgium calls off Spain game after raised security alert

Belgium calls off Spain game after raised security alert

Belgium called off Tuesday's friendly match against Spain less than 24 hours before kickoff.

2018 WC qualifiers: India's poor string of results a major concern ahead of Iran clash

2018 WC qualifiers: India's poor string of results a major concern ahead of Iran clash

India summed up another dismal performance as they were held 0-0 by neighbours Nepal in an international friendly encounter in Pune. With Asian giants Iran waiting next in a crucial World Cup qualifier on 8th September, India have plenty of catching to do in terms of at least displaying a fight on the field.

India play goalless draw against Nepal

India play goalless draw against Nepal

Indian football team failed to impress against lower-ranked Nepal, playing a goalless draw in an International friendly at the Balewadi Stadium, here on Monday.

Brazil-Argentina US friendly cancelled as FIFA probe fallout

Brazil-Argentina US friendly cancelled as FIFA probe fallout

A friendly between Brazil and Argentina planned in the United States in September has been cancelled as part of the fallout from the investigation into alleged corruption involving FIFA.

France-Germany international friendly in November

France-Germany international friendly in November

Euro 2016 hosts France will face world champions Germany in an international friendly at the Stade de France on November 13, the French football federation announced.

FIFA calls off Uganda, Kazakhstan friendly

FIFA calls off Uganda, Kazakhstan friendly

 The Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) has blocked an international friendly between Uganda and Kazakhstan.

India need international friendly before Iran match: Stephen Constantine

India need international friendly before Iran match: Stephen Constantine

India football head coach Stephen Constantine has pressed for an international friendly match before playing against formidable Iran in September in the 2018 football World Cup Qualification Preliminary Round Two here.

Japan romp to 4-0 friendly win over Iraq

Japan flattened Iraq 4-0 on Thursday, landing a crushing double blow inside the first 10 minutes of a friendly that offered the hosts little more than gentle target practice.

Argentina unlikely to risk Messi on Tuesday

Argentina unlikely to risk Messi on Tuesday

Lionel Messi looks set to miss a second consecutive match because of a foot problem when Argentina meet Ecuador in a friendly in New Jersey on Tuesday.

Brazil sink Chile to continue winning run

Brazil sink Chile to continue winning run

Brazil won their eighth successive game since the World Cup as Roberto Firmino`s goal gave them a feisty 1-0 victory over Chile in a friendly at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium on Sunday. Firmino, a 61st-minute substitute, burst clear after 73 minutes and expertly rounded Chile keeper Claudio Bravo before dispatching a simple finish into the empty goal. Brazil forward Neymar and Chilean Alexis Sanchez were the standout players for their sides but were often wasteful after dazzling build-up play in a full-blooded game that was punctuated by a host of fouls and heavy challenges.

Spain`s former glories not far away: Vincente del Bosque

Spain`s former glories not far away: Vincente del Bosque

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque insists his side are not as far away from the form that saw them win three consecutive major tournaments between 2008 and 2012 as their critics suggest.

Antonio Conte warns over Croatia, Norway danger

Antonio Conte warns over Croatia, Norway danger

Italy coach Antonio Conte admits the Azzurri could be pushed all the way by Croatia and Norway as they look to secure one of the top two places from Group H in qualifying for the 2016 European Championships.

Depleted England lose Danny Welbeck for Italy friendly

Depleted England lose Danny Welbeck for Italy friendly

England manager Roy Hodgson will be without in-form striker Danny Welbeck and three other players for Tuesday`s friendly against Italy in Turin due to injuries. Arsenal striker Welbeck limped off during England`s 4-0 win over Lithuania at Wembley on Friday with a knee problem after scoring his sixth goal in five Euro 2016 qualifiers.

Trio to leave England squad, Danny Welbeck doubtful

Trio to leave England squad, Danny Welbeck doubtful

England manager Roy Hodgson revealed on Friday that Raheem Sterling, Leighton Baines and James Milner will all drop out of the squad for next week`s friendly with Italy.

African champions Ivory Coast defeat Angola

African champions Ivory Coast defeat Angola

Ivory Coast began life as African champions with a 2-0 home victory over Angola Thursday in an international football friendly match.

Dunga pleased with Brazil character

Dunga pleased with Brazil character

Brazil coach Dunga was delighted with the character shown by his side as they came from behind to beat France 3-1 in a friendly in Paris on Thursday to continue their impressive post-World Cup form.

Brazil come from behind to down France

Brazil come from behind to down France

A fine finish from captain Neymar helped secure a come-from-behind 3-1 win for Brazil over France in a friendly in Paris on Thursday as they maintained their perfect record since the return as coach of Dunga.

Juventus forward Morata eyeing Spain opportunity

Juventus forward Morata eyeing Spain opportunity

Diego Costa`s injury could hand fellow Spain forward Alvaro Morata a chance to try to transfer his fine form for Juventus to the international stage although he knows he faces a stiff task to win a place in the team.

Diego Costa out of Ukraine game, Netherlands friendly

Diego Costa out of Ukraine game, Netherlands friendly

Spain forward Diego Costa will miss the holders` Euro 2016 qualifier at home to Ukraine on Friday and a friendly away to Netherlands four days later due to a hamstring injury sustained playing for Chelsea at the weekend.