INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL FRIENDLIES

  • Spain beat Equatorial Guinea 21 in friendly November 17, 2013

    Malabo: Spain won 21 at former colony Equatorial Guinea on Saturday amid criticism of the appropriateness of the world champions playing a friendly in a country dogged by accusations of human rights abuse under its current president. Human rights groups had urged Spain to call attention to President Teodoro Obiang Nguema's...
  • Brazil hammer Honduras 50 in international freindly November 17, 2013

    Brazil turned on the style in the second half to score four goals and hammer Honduras 50 in a friendly in Miami on Saturday. Honduras started strongly but Brazil opened the scoring in the 21st minute when Paulinho took possession on the right and delivered an inviting low cross for Bernard...
  • Afghanistan host friendly after 10year absence August 20, 2013

    Kabul: Afghanistan hosted their first football international in 10 years on Tuesday, with their national team beating Pakistan 30 in front of a sellout crowd of 6,000 people in Kabul. Labeled the "Friendship Match", Afghanistan took the lead at the newlybuilt Afghanistan Football Federation Stadium through striker Sanjar Ahmadi in the...
  • Singapore beat patchy India 20 in football friendly October 16, 2012

    Singapore: India failed to maintain their recent impressive form as they went down 02 to Singapore in their international football friendly match here on Tuesday. India were clearly the better side in the opening half but they conceded a goal in the 43rd minute, scored by Khairul Amri, against the...
  • Spain, Portugal register wins in friendlies August 16, 2012

    Faro, Portugal: Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 36th international goal and Nelson Oliveira scored his first as Portugal beat Panama 20 on a day of international friendlies where the world and European champions Spain beat Puerto Rico 21. Ronaldo span around on the edge of the area and fired a halfvolley past...
  • Messi rusty but Argentina win, Dutch stunned August 16, 2012

    London: Lionel Messi scored and missed a penalty in Argentina's 31 win in Germany and Belgium stunned Netherlands 42 as a flurry of new coaches and debutants cut their international teeth in friendlies on Wednesday. With 2014 World Cup qualifying games approaching fast in September, Didier Deschamps had a dull start...
  • Chhetri brace takes India past Malaysia 32 November 16, 2011

    Kolkata: The Indian national team recorded a welldeserved 32 victory over higherranked Malaysia in an international friendly at the Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata on Wednesday evening. Sunil Chhetri was the star for Team India as he scored twice and played a part in the other goal which was netted by Jeje...
  • I'm not crazy, just entertaining, says Balotelli November 11, 2011

    Florence: Mario Balotelli insists he's not crazy, although he does acknowledge that he "can do strange things" from time to time. The temperamental 21yearold instead said he considered himself to be entertaining and ready to take on responsibility. For example, Balotelli recently had to evacuate his house in England after fireworks were...
  • Jagielka injury opens door for Terry to face Spain November 8, 2011

    London: England skipper John Terry could be on the bench or even play against world and European champions Spain on Saturday, while being investigated by the police and the English FA for alleged racist remarks in a Premier League match. Terry, who has strongly denied the allegations, was named in...