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.
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.
Veteran Netherlands coach Guus Hiddink insisted his side would qualify for next year`s European Championship as questions over his tenure re-emerged in the wake of a last-gasp 1-1 home draw with Turkey on Saturday.
Iceland coach Lars Lagerback`s decision to tempt Eidur Gudjohnsen out of international retirement paid off handsomely in Kazakhstan, with the 36-year-old scoring his first goal in over five years for his country in a 3-0 win.
A 25-year old Montenegro fan suspected of hitting Russia goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev on the head with a flare during Friday`s Euro 2016 qualifier has turned himself in, Montenegrin police said on Saturday.
The Netherlands scored in stoppage time through a deflected Wesley Sneijder shot to secure a 1-1 draw with Turkey on Saturday and avoid their first ever home defeat in European Championship qualifying.
Wayne Rooney might break Bobby Charlton`s 45-year-old England scoring record of 49 goals this season but he must be successful at a major championship to be regarded as one of the country`s greats said coach Roy Hodgson.