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International friendlies


International friendlies


Olivier Giroud and Florent Malouda both scored to give France a surprise 2-1 win over Germany in their international friendly in Bremen on Wednesday.

England lost to the Netherlands in an entertaining encounter at Wembley. Arjen Robben scored his second and the winner in stoppage time after England had clawed their way back from 2 nil down.

Clint Dempsey scored ten minutes after the break to hand the United states a one nil win over Italy in Genoa – handing Juergen Klinsmann’s men a deserved victory.

Roberto Soldado scored a hattrick as World and European Champions Spain thumped Venezuela 5-0 in Malaga.

Poland’s first game at the new National Stadium in Warsaw ended in a lacklustre goalless stalemate with fellow Euro 2012 finalists Portugal.

Simon Cox struck late on to earn Ireland a 1-1 draw against Czech Republic in their Euro 2012 warmup match at the Aviva Stadium while Euro co-hosts Ukraine beat Israel 3-2.

Sebastien Larsson scored twice and Zlatan Ibrahimovic one as Sweden beat Croatia 3-1 in Zagreb while Andrei Arshavin and Roman Shirokov both hit the mark to hand Russia a 2-0 win over Denmark

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