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Mesut Ozil GermanyMesut Ozil Saturday, March 26, Germany 2-3 England Tuesday, March 29, Germany 4-1 ItalyMesut Ozil claimed an assist in Germany’s 3-2 defeat against England. The playmaker set up Toni Kroos’ opener before Mario Gomez doubled the hosts’ lead in Berlin. Harry Kane then pulled one back for England on the hour mark, before Jamie Vardy and Eric Dier struck to secure a famous win for the Three Lions.Mesut Ozil scored a penalty in Germany’s 4-1 friendly win against Italy. Toni Kroos got the ball rolling before Mario Gotze and Jonas Hector extended the hosts’ lead. Ozil kept his nerve from the penalty spot with 15 minutes to go, while Italy managed to pull one back through Stephan El Shaaraway.
Theo Walcott EnglandTheo Walcott, Danny Welbeck Saturday, March 26, Germany 2-3 England Tuesday, March 29, England 1-2 NetherlandsDanny Welbeck played 71 minutes of England 3-2 win against Germany. Toni Kroos opened the scoring before Mario Gomez doubled the hosts’ lead in Berlin. Harry Kane then pulled one back for England on the hour mark, before Jamie Vardy and Eric Dier struck to secure a famous win for the Three Lions. Theo Walcott was an unused substitute.Theo Walcott came on as a 58th-minute substitute in England’s 2-1 friendly defeat against the Netherlands. Jamie Vardy put the finishing touch to a wonderful team move before Vincent Janssen levelled the scores with a penalty. Walcott almost hit the target 10 minutes after coming on, but missed by a few inches. Luciano Narsingh tapped home the deciding goal 13 minutes from the end. Danny Welbeck was an unused substitute.
David Ospina ColombiaDavid Ospina Thursday, March 24, Bolivia 2-3 Colombia Tuesday, March 29, Colombia 3-1 EcuadorDavid Ospina played the full 90 minutes of Colombia's thrilling 3-2 victory against Bolivia in their World Cup qualifier. James Rodriguez and Carlos Bacca put the visitors two goals up at half time, but the hosts levelled matters through Juan Arce and Alejandro Chumacero. But there was a late twist when Edwin Cardona won it for Colombia in the second minute of injury time.David Ospina played the full 90 minutes of Colombia’s 3-1 win against Ecuador in their World Cup qualifier. Carlos Bacca opened the scoring before Sebastian Perez doubled their advantage. Bacca struck again to put the game beyond doubt, but the visitors did managed to score a late consolation goal courtesy of Michael Arroyo.
Wojciech Szczesny PolandWojciech Szczesny Wednesday, March 23, Poland 1-0 Serbia Saturday, March 26, Poland 5-0 FinlandWojciech Szczesny was an unused substitute in Poland's 5-0 win against Finland. The goalkeeper did however play the second half of Poland's 1-0 win against Serbia. Jakub Blaszczykowski scored a 28th-minute winner while Szczesny reacted brilliantly to keep out Adem Ljajic from 18 yards, as Poland secured victory ahead of Saturday's friendly against Finland.
Olivier Giroud France Laurent Koscielny, Olivier Giroud Friday, March 25, Netherlands 2-3 France Tuesday, March 29, France 4-2 Russia Olivier Giroud scored in France’s 3-2 friendly win against the Netherlands. Antoine Griezmann opened the scoring before Giroud pounced in the box to volley home. Luuk de Jong and Ibrahim Afellay levelled the scores in the second half, but Blaise Matuidi struck a late winner two minutes from the end. Laurent Koscielny also played the full 90 minutes.Olivier Giroud came on in the 79th minute of France’s 4-2 friendly win against Russia. N’Golo Kante opened the scoring on his debut before Andre-Pierre Gignac doubled the hosts’ advantage. Aleksandr Kokorin pulled one back, but Dimitri Payet soon added France’s third. Yuri Zhirkhov struck to give the visitors hope, but Kingsley Coman put the game beyond doubt 11 minutes later. Laurent Koscielny was an unused substitute.
Alexis ChileAlexis Thursday, March 24, Chile 1-2 Argentina Tuesday, March 29, Venezuela 1-4 ChileAlexis played the full 90 minutes of Chile's 2-1 defeat to Argentina in their World Cup qualifier. Felipe Gutierrez gave the hosts the lead in the 11th minute, before Angel Di Maria equalised. Gabriel Mercado then scored what turned out to be the winner for the visitors in the 25th minute.Alexis claimed two assists in Chile's 4-1 win against Venezuela in their World Cup qualifier. Romulo Ortero gave the hosts the lead before Alexis set up Mauricio Pinilla’s opening goal. The forward was on the scoresheet again in the second half. Arturo Vidal struck a third, while Alexis assisted the midfielder's second to round off an impressive performance.
Joel Campbell Costa RicaJoel Campbell Friday, March 25, Jamaica 1-1 Costa Rica Tuesday, March 29, Costa Rica 3-0 JamaicaJoel Campbell played 89 minutes of Costa Rica’s 1-1 draw against Jamaica in their World Cup qualifier. Je-Vaughn Watson gave the hosts the lead before Jhonny Costa equalised.Joel Campbell played the full 90 minutes of Costa Rica’s 3-0 win against Jamaica in their World Cup qualifier. Celso Borges put the hosts in front, before Bryan Ruiz and Johan Venegas struck.
Mohamed Elneny EgyptMohamed ElnenyFriday, March 25, Nigeria 1-1 Egypt Tuesday, March 29, Egypt 1-0 NigeriaMohamed Elneny started for Egypt in the 1-1 draw against Nigeria in their African Cup of Nations qualifier. Oghenekaro Etebo put the hosts ahead before Mohamed Salah scored a late equaliser.Mohamed Elneny played the full 90 minutes of Egypt’s 1-0 win against Nigeria in their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier. Ramadan Sobhi scored the only goal of the game to end Nigeria’s hopes of qualifying.
Alex Iwobi NigeriaAlex IwobiFriday, March 25, Nigeria 1-1 Egypt Tuesday, March 29, Egypt 1-0 NigeriaAlex Iwobi made his competitive debut for Nigeria in the 1-1 draw against Egypt in their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier. Oghenekaro Etebo put the hosts ahead before Mohamed Salah scored a late equaliser.Alex Iwobi came on as a 73rd-minute substitute in Nigeria’s 1-0 defeat in their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Egypt. Ramadan Sobhi’s goal meant Nigeria could not qualify for the tournament.
Calum Chambers England Under-21sCalum Chambers, Chuba Akpom, Isaac Hayden Saturday, March 26, Switzerland Under-21s 1-1 England Under-21sChuba Akpom scored while Calum Chambers also started as England Under-21s drew 1-1 at Switzerland. The Arsenal academy graduate opened the scoring two minutes after half-time but Florian Kamberi struck with 14 minutes to go to secure a draw for the hosts. Isaac Hayden did not feature.
Hector Bellerin Spain Under-21sHector BellerinThursday, March 24, Spain Under-21s 0-3 Croatia Under-21sMonday, March 28, Spain Under-21s 1-0 Norway Under-21sHector Bellerin played the full 90 minutes of Spain Under-21s' friendly victory against Norway, with Gerard Deulofeu scoring the only goal of the game. Four days earlier, Bellerin completed the full games as Spain lost 3-0 against against Croatia in their Uefa Under-21 Championship qualifier. Duje Caleta-Car’s first-half goal and Stipe Perica’s brace sealed the win for the visitors.
Serge Gnabry Germany Under-21s
Serge Gnabry Thursday, March 24, Germany Under-21s 4-1 Faroe IslandsUnder-21sTuesday, March 29, Russia Under-21s 0-2 Germany Under-21s Serge Gnabry was an unused substitute in Germany Under-21s’ 4-1 win against the Faroe Islands in their Uefa Under-21 Championship qualifier. Leroy Sane got the ball rolling but the hosts were pegged back when Gestur Dam levelled the scores. Davie Selke was on hand to restore Germany’s lead while Julian Brandt and Max Meyer struck to seal the win.Serge Gnabry was an unused substitute in Germany Under-21s’ 2-0 win against Russia in their Uefa Under-21 Championship qualifier. Davie Selke and Max Meyer wrapped up the win.
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