Stefan Okaka scores on debut as Italy beat Albania
Stefan Okaka scores on debut as Italy beat Albania

Stefano Okaka scored a late goal on his debut to give Italy a 1-0 win over Albania in a friendly on Tuesday as they remained unbeaten in six games since the World Cup.

Goal machine Claudio Keseru leads Romania to victory over Denmark
Goal machine Claudio Keseru leads Romania to victory over Denmark

Claudio Keseru grabbed two superb second-half goals to earn Romania a comfortable 2-0 win over Denmark in a friendly at the National Arena on Tuesday.

James Rodriguez`s Colombia rally past USA as France settle for draw
James Rodriguez`s Colombia rally past USA as France settle for draw

Colombia, skippered by their youngest ever captain James Rodriguez, came from behind to beat the United States 2-1 in an international friendly Friday in London as France salvaged a 1-1 draw against Albania in Rennes.

Lionel Messi misses penalty as Brazil beat Argentina
Lionel Messi misses penalty as Brazil beat Argentina

Lionel Messi missed a first-half penalty as Brazil beat Argentina 2-0 in a fiercely contested "Superclasico" friendly in Beijing on Saturday.

Palestine test awaits Indian football team
Palestine test awaits Indian football team

An acid test awaits the Indian football team as it gears up to take on higher-ranked Palestine, who are also the current AFC Challenge Cup champions, in an international friendly here on Monday.

India's football friendly against Palestine cancelled
India's football friendly against Palestine cancelled

The Indian football team's friendly international against Palestine, which was scheduled for October 9, has been cancelled as the south east Asian nation has already committed its availability to the Pakistan Football Federation in the same window.

Cristiano Ronaldo gets Portugal call for France and Denmark games
Cristiano Ronaldo gets Portugal call for France and Denmark games

Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo was on Friday called up by national coach Fernando Santos among his 24-man squad for a friendly against France and Euro 2016 qualifier against Denmark.

England vs Norway: Brave new England fail to excite the masses
England vs Norway: Brave new England fail to excite the masses

The promise of the start of a brave new England was hardly given much impetus at an underpopulated Wembley despite Wayne Rooney beginning his captaincy with the winning penalty in a 1-0 victory over Norway on Wednesday. For the first time in the seven-year history of the new Wembley, the arena was less than half full for an England international as 40,181 underwhelmed fans witnessed a familiar old diet of mostly turgid, uninspiring fare from Roy Hodgson’s World Cup failures, enlivened mainly by the sparky contribution of Raheem Sterling.

Angel Di Maria dazzles as Argentina crush Germany
Angel Di Maria dazzles as Argentina crush Germany

A brilliant performance from Angel Di Maria spurred Argentina to a crushing 4-2 friendly win over world champions Germany on Wednesday in an entertaining rematch of July’s World Cup final.

Liverpool's Mario Balotelli not in Italy squad
Liverpool's Mario Balotelli not in Italy squad

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Liverpool's new striker, Mario Balotelli will not be part of the Italian squad for the international friendly against the Netherlands.

France not at full strength for Norway friendly

France`s World Cup squad will emerge from the isolation of their secluded training base to play Norway on Tuesday in the first of three friendlies before departing for Brazil.

German FA planning friendly against Spain

The German Football Association (DFB) are negotiating with their Spain counterparts to play an away international friendly against the world and European champions later this year.

Out of favour Romero is Argentina's No 1 World Cup keeper

Sergio Romero will be Argentina`s first-choice goalkeeper at the World Cup in Brazil in June despite spending most of his time at Monaco on the bench, national coach Alejandro Sabella said on Thursday.

Asia warmup wins offer few clues to Brazil squads

Japan coach Alberto Zaccheroni was delighted with his side`s lightning-fast start to Wednesday`s 4-2 friendly win over New Zealand but the performance has not persuaded the Italian to finalise his 23 man squad for the World Cup in Brazil.

Greece coach Santos set to quit after World Cup

Greece coach Fernando Santos is expected to announce that he will step down from his post after the World Cup finals later this year, Greek media reported late Wednesday.

Wondolowski scores two as U.S. beat South Korea in friendly

Chris Wondolowski scored twice as the United States kick-started their preparations for the World Cup finals later this year with a 2-0 win over South Korea in an international friendly in Carson, California on Saturday.

India aim for win against resurgent Nepal

Having lost to Nepal in the SAFF Championship last month, the Indian football team is set to face a tough task as they lock horns with the Himalayan nation in an international friendly on Monday.

India likely to play Tajikistan in August

India will be in action at last after a gap of over four months when they face the Tajikistan challenge in an international friendly on August 14.

Rio Ferdinand withdraws from England squad

Roy Hodgson claims that it is "not possible" for the defender to follow his specific training schedule while on international duty, with Steven Caulker brought into the squad.

Indian football coach happy with team`s performance

Expressing satisfaction with his team`s performance in the FIFA international friendly football series, Indian coach Savio Medeira on Wednesday pointed out that his wards have won the friendly series against Malaysia despite not practising for long.