Thursday, March 6, 2014

Friendly fire

Most of this summer's World Cup qualifiers were in friendly action last night. The following teams who will be in Brazil ended up on the losing side:

  • Australia - 4-3 to Ecuador in London
  • Iran  - 2-1 at home to Guinea
  • Italy - 1-0 away to Spain
  • Netherlands - 2-0 away to France
  • USA - 2-0 to Ukraine in Cyprus
  • Chile - 1-0 away to Germany
  • Ghana - 1-0 away to Montenegro
  • Greece - 2-0 at home to South Korea
  • Cameroon - 5-1 away to Portugal


51,000 witnessed the 2010 hosts South Africa crash 5-0 at home to the 2014 hosts Brazil. Neymar bagged a hat-trick and Fernandinho and Oscar completed the rout.

Gibraltar lost 2-0 at home to Estonia in preparation for their Euro 2016 debut in September

(c) Sean O'Conor & Soccerphile

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