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Category: Friendlies

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Morris scores first international goal in two years as USA draw with Uruguay

USA encouraged after successive defeats to MexicoSeattle forward had missed time with ACL injuryWith both teams missing many of their regular starters, the United States displayed some style and flair against Uruguay on Tuesday night.Jordan Morris scor…

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International football: 10 talking points from the latest round of games

Kosovo showed why people have been showering praise on them while Mick McCarthy has plenty to think aboutKosovo came into their match against England second in Group A and being talked up by everyone, Gareth Southgate included, as dangerous opponents. …

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James Collins marks Ireland debut with goal in friendly win over Bulgaria

James Collins enjoyed a dream Republic of Ireland debut as he came off the bench to seal a 3-1 friendly victory over Bulgaria. The Luton striker added his name to the scoresheet with four minutes remaining as Mick McCarthy’s understudies finally made t…

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Daniel James’ superb goal enough to earn Wales victory over Belarus

At the age of 21 it seems early to talk about a player having a trademark goal but Daniel James is already making a name for himself with his ability to cut in from the left and effortlessly steer the ball into the opposite corner. Manchester United su…

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Mexico hand sluggish USA heavy defeat in friendly

International friendly: USA 0-3 MexicoLate goals seal comfortable victory for El Tri over old rivalsJavier Hernández scored after US newcomer Sergiño Dest was nutmegged in the 21st minute, Érick Gutiérrez and Uriel Antuna added late goals and Mexico ma…

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Mexico hand sluggish USA heavy defeat in friendly

International friendly: USA 0-3 MexicoLate goals seal comfortable victory for El Tri over old rivalsJavier Hernández scored after US newcomer Sergiño Dest was nutmegged in the 21st minute, Érick Gutiérrez and Uriel Antuna added late goals and Mexico ma…

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Caroline Hansen’s last-minute goal for Norway consigns England to defeat

• Friendly: Norway Women 2-1 England Women• Georgia Stanway gave England early leadEngland gave away the lead for the second game in a row, but five days after drawing with Belgium, a late goal meant Phil Neville’s side lost against Norway, whom they b…

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Napoli v Barcelona: La Liga-Serie A Cup – live!

Barcelona wrap preseason with tour finale at Michigan StadiumTweet Bryan at @BryanAGraham or email him 10.08pm BST 1 min: And they’re off! Barcelona attacking from left to right in their all-yellow away strips, Napoli in their all-white third kits. Nap…

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Manchester United tell Romelu Lukaku to delete controversial tweet

• Lukaku revealed confidential details of training session online• Striker, linked with Juventus and Inter, has since removed postManchester United have told Romelu Lukaku to delete a controversial social media post revealing confidential details of a …

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K-League angrily hits out at Juventus over Ronaldo’s absence from friendly

• Forward was rested for pre-season match in Seoul• League accuses club of ‘deception’ over kick-off delayThe K-League, South Korea’s domestic league, has said it feels “indignation and disappointment” after Juventus refused to apologise for leaving Cr…

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Kevin De Bruyne guides Manchester City to victory against Yokohama

• Yokohama F Marinos 1-3 Manchester City• De Bruyne scores and sets up goal in City’s final game of tourManchester City completed their pre-season trip to Asia with a 3-1 victory over Yokohama F Marinos in Japan. In their final warm-up before taking on…

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Diego Costa scores four and is sent off as Atlético thrash Real Madrid in friendly

Real Madrid 3-7 Atlético MadridHeavy defeat adds to Zidane’s pre-season concernsDiego Costa scored four goals and was sent off as Atlético Madrid thrashed Real Madrid 7-3 in their International Champions Cup friendly in New Jersey.Dani Carvajal was dis…

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Diego Costa scores four and is sent off as Atlético thrash Real Madrid in friendly

Real Madrid 3-7 Atlético MadridHeavy defeat adds to Zidane’s pre-season concernsDiego Costa scored four goals and was sent off as Atlético Madrid thrashed Real Madrid 7-3 in their International Champions Cup friendly in New Jersey.Dani Carvajal was dis…

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Mauricio Pochettino sorry for Spurs tackles in Manchester United friendly

• Head coach ‘not happy’ with challenges by some of his players• Eric Bailly sustained knee injury and left pitch on a stretcherMauricio Pochettino apologised on Thursday to Manchester United for some overzealous Tottenham challenges during the Shangha…

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Liverpool sign off on US tour with stalemate against Sporting Lisbon

Jürgen Klopp’s men draw 2-2 with Portuguese sideDivock Origi and Georginio Wijnaldum on targetLiverpool ended their pre-season tour of the USA with a 2-2 draw against Sporting Lisbon at Yankee Stadium that meant the sides shared the Western Union Cup.A…

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Liverpool sign off on US tour with stalemate against Sporting Lisbon

Jürgen Klopp’s men draw 2-2 with Portuguese sideDivock Origi and Georginio Wijnaldum on targetLiverpool ended their pre-season tour of the USA with a 2-2 draw against Sporting Lisbon at Yankee Stadium that meant the sides shared the Western Union Cup.A…

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Liverpool v Sporting Lisbon: Western Union Cup – live!

Liverpool look to end American tour on high note in BronxSevilla player sorry for ‘odious’ foul on Liverpool youngsterTweet Bryan at @BryanAGraham or email him 2.21am BST This match is, in fact, for a trophy. Something called the Western Union Cup. Unc…

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Gareth Bale makes goalscoring return as Real Madrid edge Arsenal on penalties

Spanish side recover to level and win in penalty shootoutReal Madrid 2-2 Arsenal (aet; 3-2 on pens) – as it happenedReal Madrid beat Arsenal in a penalty shootout after Gareth Bale had made a goalscoring return to the Spanish side in a thrilling 2-2 dr…

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Real Madrid v Arsenal: International Champions Cup – live!

European powers meet in pre-season friendly at FedExFieldFootball transfer rumors: Eriksen to replace Pogba at Man Utd?Tweet Bryan at @BryanAGraham or email him 12.15am BST 7 min: Another careless giveaway by Dani Carvajal in their final third and Will…

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Callum Hudson-Odoi set to agree new Chelsea contract worth £100,000-a-week

• Teenager commits future with five-year deal• Chelsea beat Barcelona 2-1 in JapanCallum Hudson-Odoi is set to sign a new five-year contract at Chelsea, curtailing Bayern Munich’s protracted pursuit of his services, and will join Ruben Loftus-Cheek and…