England suffer defeat to Netherlands

Germany defeat Italy as England loose to Netherlands in international friendlies

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Luciano Narsingh scored the winner as Netherlands came from 1-0 down to beat England

Germany thrashes Italy as England loose to Netherlands in the international friendly World cup.

England come back celebrations were cut short as Netherlands came from behind to win 2-1 at Wembley.

Leicester striker Jamie Vardy scored the opening goal in the 41st minute as he netted for the second successive game as Adam Lallana fed in Kyle Walker on the overlap, and the Spurs defender unselfishly cut a pass back to Vardy who calmly side footed home.

Cristiano Ronaldo came back from a penalty miss against Bulgaria as Portugal went on to defeat Belgium 2-1.

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Luciano Narsingh scored the winner as Netherlands came from 1-0 down to beat England

Belgium keeper Thibaut Courtois made a number of early saves to keep the game level but Nani found the breakthrough with a shot in the 20th minute with Ronaldo adding a second on the 40th minute by heading in a cross from close range.

Belgium got a goal back in the 62nd minute when Jordan Lukaku sent in a cross for his brother Romelu to head home.

France made a happy home return in the first game at the Stade de France since November’s attacks on Paris as they saw off Russia 4-2.

Leicester’s N’golo Kante opened the scoring on nine minutes before Andre-Pierre Gignac doubled the lead.

Alexander Kokorin got a goal back for Russia after the break, but Dimitri Payet restored the two-goal advantage before Russia kept pushing and scored through Yuri Zhirkov in the 68th minute but Kingsley Coman sealed the deal in the 76th minute.

Elsewhere Matt Ritchie scored the only goal of the game in the 8th minute as Scotland defeated Denmark 1-0 after ending 2-2 at the Aviva Stadium where the Republic of Ireland faced Slovakia.

In another match Manchester City’s Aleksandar Kolarov scored from a free kick in the 81st minute at the A. Le Coq Arena to lead Serbia to a 1-0 victory over Estonia.

Bulgaria’s winning style continued against Macedonia, securing a 2-0 victory through the goals scored by Dimitar Rangelov in the 65th minute and Aleksandar Tonev in the 87th minute.

It was goalless at the Stadion Pod Goricom as Montenegro drew 0-0 with Belarus as  Georgia drew 1-1 against Kazakhstan at the Dinamo Arena, with a goal from Tornike Okriashvili in the 38th minute for the home side and Azat Nurgaliev in the 36th minute for the visitors.

Turkey beat home side Austria 2-1 with goals from Hakan Calhanoglu 43rd minute and Arda Turan in the 56th minute while Austria’s goal came from Zlatko Junuzovic in the 22nd minute, Edin Dzeko scored in the 14th minute and MIralem Pjanic in the 57th minute for Bosnia and Herzegovina to beat Switzerland 2-0 as Albania scored twice to beat home side Luxembourg 2-0 thanks to Armando Sadiku 63rd and Sokol Cikalleshi 75th minute goal.

Sweden drew 1-1 against the Czech Republic with goals from Marcus Berg in the 14th minute for the home side and Matej Vydra in the 26th minute for the visitors.

Champions Germany forgot a Saturday’s defeat to England in style as they thrashed Italy 4-1 in another international friendly match.

Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller was the man aiding in both goals scoring first as Toni Kroos gave the Germans the lead in the 24th minute and then with a chipped pass for Mario Gotze to head in.

Jonas Hector scored Germany’s third in the 59th minute after getting a clear cross from Julian Draxler with Mesut Ozil adding the fourth from the penalty spot in the 75th minute after Italy keeper Gigi Buffon brought down Sebastian Rudy.

Italy found a consolation goal through substitute Stephan El Shaarawy whose tentative 83rd minute effort took a big deflection off Antonio Rudiger and looped into the net.