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Bayern's Thiago Alcantara of Spain, top, Bayern's Arjen Robben of the Netherlands, Bayern's Thomas Mueller, and Bayern's Franck Ribery of France, bottom from left, celebrate after Mueller scored his side's 2nd goal during the German Bundesliga soccer match between VfL Wolfsburg and Bayern Munich in Wolfsburg, Germany, Saturday, March 8, 2014.
From left, Bayern's Arjen Robben of the Netherlands, Bayern's Dante of Brazil and Bayern's Franck Ribery of France celebrate after Robben scored his side's 4th goal during the German Bundesliga soccer match between VfL Wolfsburg and Bayern Munich in Wolfsburg, Germany, Saturday, March 8, 2014.
Our very own Gareth Bale stunned the football world with his stunning goal against Iceland last night, while England struggled to bundle a goal in to beat Denmark.
Following France's encouraging 2-0 win over the Netherlands at the Stade de France on Wednesday, Les Bleus' coach Didier Deschamps will be closer to knowing the majority of the 23-man squad that he will be taking to FIFA World Cup in Brazil this summer.
Anelka performed the gesture, known in France as a "quenelle" and regarded as anti-Semitic, after scoring for West Bromwich Albion against West Ham during an English Premier League game in December.
Brazil showed its national team is in better shape than the country's stadiums with a 5-0 thrashing of South Africa on Wednesday, and defending champion Spain overcame Italy 1-0 in its final big test before the tournament kicks off, as teams prepared for the World Cup in a series of friendly matches.
Although these countries are traditionally two of the favorites heading into a major international competition, both have plenty of question marks heading into Brazil.
French President Francois Hollande speaks with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius , as German Foreign Minister Frank-Walkter Steinmeier and Russian Foreign Affairs Minister Sergei Lavrov discuss in the background, at the Elysee presidential palace during the joint Meeting of the International ... (more)
Reigning World Cup champions Spain kept Italy at arm's length to ride out a 1-0 friendly victory in Madrid on Wednesday night.
Karim Benzema and Blaise Matuidi were on target as France claimed a 2-0 friendly victory over Holland at the Stade de France in Paris.
Neymar's hat-trick lit up a powerful Brazil performance as the 32 nations taking part in this year's World Cup finals tested out their squads in friendlies on Wednesday.
Five minutes remaining and it looks like a rare defeat for the Dutch. Almost two years since their last loss.
Antoine Griezmann's selection for the France squad to play the Netherlands on Wednesday is one which is certainly deserved.
With just under 100 days to go until the World Cup, Les Bleus take on Oranje in Paris with Hugh Wilson backing Real Madrid's star man to continue his fine scoring form After a sensational comeback from France against Ukraine in the World Cup play-offs, they find themselves preparing for the World Cup in Brazil this summer with Netherlands the ... (more)