Japan awarded 3-0 forfeit win after Venezuela gaffe
Japan awarded 3-0 forfeit win after Venezuela gaffe

Asian champions Japan have been awarded a 3-0 win over Venezuela after the South Americans were found to have fielded an ineligible player during their friendly in September.

Germany beat Spain in `clash of titans`
Germany beat Spain in `clash of titans`

Germany edged the big match between the last two World Cup winners on Tuesday as Toni Kroos`s last-gasp goal handed them a 1-0 friendly victory over Spain in rain-lashed Vigo.

Germany`s Jerome Boateng also out of Spain friendly
Germany`s Jerome Boateng also out of Spain friendly

Germany defender Jerome Boateng is the latest World Cup winner to pull out of Tuesday`s friendly against Spain in Vigo as head coach Joachim Loew`s injury list mounts.

Neymar shines as Brazil crush Turkey
Neymar shines as Brazil crush Turkey

Neymar scored twice as Brazil continued their winning run under new head coach Dunga with a 4-0 victory against Turkey in a friendly in Istanbul on Wednesday.

Old haunt, new start for Carlos Tevez and Argentina
Old haunt, new start for Carlos Tevez and Argentina

Carlos Tevez will end his three-year international exile in the familiar surroundings of Upton Park when World Cup runners-up Argentina tackle Croatia in a friendly in London on Wednesday.

Schalke's Julian Draxler out injured for rest of year
Schalke's Julian Draxler out injured for rest of year

Schalke 04 attacking midfielder Julian Draxler will be out for the rest of the year after picking up a thigh injury in their 1-0 win over Augsburg on Friday, the club said on Saturday.

Romania name uncapped teenager George Puscas in Euro qualifier squad
Romania name uncapped teenager George Puscas in Euro qualifier squad

Romania named two uncapped players, including teenager George Puscas, in their squad for the Euro 2016 qualifier against Northern Ireland and the friendly against Denmark next month, the country`s football federation (FRF) said.

Neymar scores all four as Brazil rout Japan
Neymar scores all four as Brazil rout Japan

Neymar scored all four goals in a sumptuous display for Brazil as the five-times world champions routed an under-strength Japan 4-0 in a friendly in Singapore on Tuesday to maintain Dunga`s perfect start since returning as coach.

Australia to face Japan in final Asian Cup warm-up
Australia to face Japan in final Asian Cup warm-up

Australia will warm up for hosting the Asian Cup with a rematch of the 2011 final when they face reigning champions Japan in a friendly in Osaka on Nov. 18.

England would rather have met Swiss later, says Roy Hodgson
England would rather have met Swiss later, says Roy Hodgson

England manager Roy Hodgson said on Sunday he would have liked Monday`s opening European Championship Group E fixture away to Switzerland, the team he was once in charge of, to have come later in the qualifying programme.

Neymar strikes but Brazil fail to win over media
Neymar strikes but Brazil fail to win over media

With Neymar back in their ranks and scoring the only goal, Brazil gave Dunga a winning start in his second spell in charge -- although a 1-0 friendly success over Colombia left media unimpressed.

India women beat Chinese club 4-2
India women beat Chinese club 4-2

The Indian women’s team touring China breezed past Century Park Football Club 4-2 in a friendly here Saturday.

After World Cup trauma, Dunga's Brazil re-start against Colombia
After World Cup trauma, Dunga's Brazil re-start against Colombia

It will be easier said than done but Brazil attempt to put their World Cup humiliation behind them when they start life under new coach Dunga in a friendly against Colombia in Miami on Friday.

Angry Roy Hodgson dismisses England statistics
Angry Roy Hodgson dismisses England statistics

England manager Roy Hodgson mounted an impassioned defence of his team after they laboured to a 1-0 victory over Norway in their first game since the World Cup.

Japan coach to feel bite, Suarez or no Suarez
Japan coach to feel bite, Suarez or no Suarez

Japan coach Javier Aguirre claims the Asian champions are "starting from zero" as he takes charge for the first time in Friday`s friendly against Uruguay, but the Mexican could quickly discover he does not have the luxury of time.

Italy without Giorgio Chiellini for Holland friendly
Italy without Giorgio Chiellini for Holland friendly

Italy will be without defender Giorgio Chiellini for Thursday`s friendly against the Netherlands because of a calf injury, the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) confirmed on Tuesday.

Everton`s John Stones to make first England start against Norway
Everton`s John Stones to make first England start against Norway

Everton`s 20-year-old defender John Stones will make his first England start in Wednesday`s friendly against Norway at Wembley Stadium, manager Roy Hodgson revealed on Tuesday.

New-look Spain set for test against revived France
New-look Spain set for test against revived France

After their abject failure at the World Cup, Spain have a new look as they begin preparations for the defence of the European Championship with a friendly against France on Thursday.

Lionel Messi to miss friendly against Germany for injury
Lionel Messi to miss friendly against Germany for injury

 Argentina football captain Lionel Messi will miss his side's friendly against world champions Germany Wednesday due to a groin strain, La Liga giants Barcelona confirmed Monday.

Barca coach hopes Luis Suarez will play in friendly

Controversial Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez will probably play his first game for Barcelona in a friendly on Monday, coach Luis Enrique said Sunday, despite the player`s competitive ban for biting a World Cup opponent.