World Cup Watch


World Cup Watch

Follow the latest news on Arsenal's international stars as they prepare for this summer's World Cup in Brazil.   


Olivier Giroud FranceOlivier Giroud, Laurent Koscielny, Bacary Sagna
France 8-0 Jamaica
Olivier Giroud was on the scoresheet again as France thrashed Jamaica 8-0 in their final warm-up game. First-half goals from Yohan Cabaye, Blaise Matuidi and Karim Benzema set Les Bleus on their way before Giroud added a fourth on 53 minutes. Benzema and Matuidi completed their braces before Antoine Griezmann added two more to seal the rout. Bacary Sagna played the second half while Laurent Koscielny was an unused substitute. 



Jack Wilshere EnglandJack Wilshere, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
Honduras 0-0 England 
Jack Wilshere played 45 minutes as England were held to a 0-0 draw by ten-man Honduras in their final warm-up game ahead of the World Cup. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain sat out the game with a knee injury.



Lukas Podolski GermanyPer Mertesacker, Mesut Ozil, Lukas Podolski
Germany 6-1 Armenia 

Lukas Podolski was on the scoresheet as Germany thrashed Armenia 6-1 in Mainz. Andre Schurrle opened the scoring on 52 minutes but Henrikh Mkhitaryan equalised for Armenia. But five goals inside the last 18 minutes capped a comprehensive win for Germany. Podolski put them back in front before Benedikt Howedes added a third. Podolski set up Miroslav Klose and Mario Gotze before substitute Mesut Ozil provided a second for Gotze with a minute to go. Per Mertesacker completed 90 minutes.    



Thomas Vermaelen BelgiumThomas Vermaelen
Belgium 1-0 Tunisia
Thomas Vermaelen was an unused substitute as Dries Martens's last-minute strike helped Belgium to an unconvincing win against Tunisia. 




Joel Campbell Costa RicaJoel Campbell
Costa Rica 1-1 Republic of Ireland 
Joel Campbell played 86 minutes as Costa Rica continued their World Cup preparations with a 1-1 draw with Republic of Ireland. Kevin Doyle put Martin O'Neil's side ahead on 18 minutes before a penalty from Celso Borges put Costa Rica back on terms.



Santi Cazorla SpainSanti Cazorla
El Salvador 0-2 Spain
Santi Cazorla played 45 minutes as Spain beat El Salvador 2-0 on Saturday evening. David Villa scored a second-half brace to ensure the World Cup holders ended their warm-up campaign with a win. 



Johan Djourou SwitzerlandJohan Djourou
Johan Djourou completed 90 minutes and was booked in Switzerland's 1-0 win against Jamaica. Josip Drmic scored the only goal of the game with six minutes remaining. 



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Wojciech Szczesny Poland Wojciech Sczcesny
Wojciech Szczesny played the second half as Poland beat Lithuania 2-1 in Gdansk. Lukas Spalvis put the visitors in front in the 44th minute but second-half strikes from Arkadiusz Milik and Robert Lewandowski turned the game in Poland's favour. 




Kim Kallstrom SwedenKim Kallstrom
Kim Kallstrom played 47 minutes as Sweden slipped to a 2-0 defeat at home to Belgium. 




Carl Jenkinson England Under-21s Carl Jenkinson
Carl Jenkinson played 90 minutes as England Under-21s beat Wales 3-1 to move a step closer to qualification for the European Championships. Norwich City's Nathan Redmond struck a hat-trick for the Three Lions.   


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