Posted by: sefa101 | March 27, 2008

Wednesdays Round-Up

Belarus 2-2 Turkey
A fine strike from in-form Tuncay Şanlı and a 70th-minute equaliser from substitute Tümer Metin allowed Turkey to leave Minsk with a creditable 2-2 draw.

Romania 3-0 Russia
Romania beat fellow Euro 2008 contenders Russia 3-0 in a friendly in Bucharest on Wednesday with goals from strikers Ciprian Marica, Daniel Niculae and Marius Niculae.

Poland 0-3 United States
Poland‘s run of three friendly victories since qualifying for Euro 2008 came to a shuddering halt as the United States struck from three set-pieces in Krakow.

Scotland 1-1 Croatia
Croatia‘s preparations for Euro 2008 continued as they were held to a draw by a gritty Scotland side at Hampden Park.

Denmark 1-1 Czech Republic
Jan Koller ended his goal drought with a trademark header the Czech Republic battled back to earn a friendly draw against Denmark in Herning.

Sweden 0-1 Brazil
A 72nd-minute goal from teenage debutant Alexandre Pato consigned Sweden to a 1-0 defeat by Brazil in their friendly at the Arsenal Stadium in London.

Portugal 1-2 Greece
Georgios Karagounis scored two free-kicks for European champions Greece to ensure Otto Rehhagel’s side overcame Portugal for the third time in as many meetings.

Austria 3-4 Netherlands

A late goal from Klaas Jan Huntelaar sealed a staggering comeback by Marco van Basten’s side. Trailing 3-0 after 35 minutes, the Netherlands mounted an improbable fightback which left the co-hosts reeling at the Ernst-Happel-Stadion.

Switzerland 0-4 Germany
Germany confirmed their status among the Euro 2008 favourites as they beat co-hosts Switzerland in style in Basel with goals from Miroslav Klose, Lukas Podolski and Mario Gomez (2).

Spain 1-0 Italy

A spectacular 78th-minute volley from second-half substitute David Villa gave Spain a 1-0 win over world champions Italy in Elche.

France 1-0 England
Franck Ribéry’s penalty just past the half-hour mark proved enough to give France a well-earned friendly win against England and dampened David Beckham’s night as he celebrated his 100th cap for his country.

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