International Fixtures 19th November

Tonight the second legs of 6 World Cup Qualifiers will be played whilst many other international friendlies will be held. Stand out ties include England vs Germany where the Three Lions looking to bounce back after a shock 2-0 loss against Chile; Netherlands vs Colombia in which two high profile countries will look for a good result heading into next years World Cup; and Brazil vs Chile where the 11th and 12th ranked teams will face off in an all South American tie. Along with the World Cup Qualifiers and International Friendlies, a few Continental Qualifiers will take place in Asia as fourteen teams begin their AFC Asian Cup qualification. The highest ranked teams taking part are Iran and Uzbekistan. Yesterday four International Friendlies were held, with the most prominent game seeing Italy held to  a shock 2-2 draw with Nigeria. A full list of fixtures taking part tonight can be found below:

International Friendlies

Liechtenstein vs Estonia

Kyrgyzstan vs Azerbaijan

Austria vs USA

South Africa vs Spain

Norway vs Scotland

England vs Germany

India vs Nepal

Poland vs Republic of Ireland

Brazil vs Chile

Honduras vs Ecuador

Australia vs Costa Rica

Malta vs Faroe Islands

Slovenia vs Canada

Russia vs South Korea

Turkey vs Belarus

Namibia vs Mozambique

Trinidad and Tobago vs Jamaica

Tanzania vs Zimbabwe

Netherlands vs Colombia

Belgium vs Japan

Continental Qualifiers

Syria vs Oman

Lebanon vs Iran

Bahrain vs Yemen

Kuwait vs Thailand

UAE vs Vietnam

Hong Kong vs Uzbekistan

Malaysia vs Qatar

 

World Cup Qualifiers

Egypt vs Ghana

Algeria vs Burkina Faso

Croatia vs Iceland

Sweden vs Portugal

France vs Ukraine

Romania vs Greece

FIFA World Cup Qualifying Results

RESULTS  
 
Date

Matches

15/10/13 Azerbaijan

1:1 (0:1)

Russia

16/10/13 Uruguay

3:2 (2:2)

Argentina

16/10/13 Peru

1:1 (1:1)

Bolivia

15/10/13 Bulgaria

0:1 (0:0)

Czech Republic

15/10/13 Latvia

2:2 (0:2)

Slovakia

15/10/13 Belgium

1:1 (0:0)

Wales

15/10/13 Turkey

0:2 (0:1)

Netherlands

15/10/13 Romania

2:0 (1:0)

Estonia

15/10/13 Italy

2:2 (1:1)

Armenia

15/10/13 Sweden

3:5 (2:1)

Germany

15/10/13 Serbia

5:1 (3:0)

FYR Macedonia

16/10/13 Chile

2:1 (2:0)

Ecuador

16/10/13 Paraguay

1:2 (1:1)

Colombia

16/10/13 Jamaica

2:2 (1:2)

Honduras

16/10/13 Panama

2:3 (1:0)

USA

15/10/13 Denmark

6:0 (4:0)

Malta

15/10/13 Scotland

2:0 (1:0)

Croatia

15/10/13 Hungary

2:0 (0:0)

Andorra

15/10/13 Norway

1:1 (1:1)

Iceland

15/10/13 Switzerland

1:0 (0:0)

Slovenia

15/10/13 Israel

1:1 (1:0)

Northern Ireland

15/10/13 Lithuania

0:1 (0:0)

Bosnia-Herzegovina

15/10/13 Greece

2:0 (1:0)

Liechtenstein

15/10/13 England

2:0 (1:0)

Poland

15/10/13 Republic of Ireland

3:1 (2:1)

Kazakhstan

15/10/13 Faroe Islands

0:3 (0:1)

Austria

16/10/13 Costa Rica

2:1 (1:1)

Mexico

15/10/13 Cyprus

0:0

Albania

15/10/13 Portugal

3:0 (2:0)

Luxembourg

15/10/13 Ghana

6:1 (3:1)

Egypt

Note: Russia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, England, Spain, Chile, Ecuador, and Honduras all secured World Cup 2014 qualification with their results.

Other already qualified teams: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Germany, Holland, Iran, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Switzerland, USA

England vs Montenegro Review 11/10/2013

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England Team: 1 Hart 2 Walker 3 Baines 4 Gerrard 5 Cahill 6 Jagielka 7 Townsend 8 Lampard 9 Sturridge 10 Rooney 11 Welbeck

England Subs: 12 Smalling 13 Ruddy 14 Gibbs 15 Jones 16 Carrick 17 Milner 18 Barkley 19 Wilshere 20 Defoe 21 Lambert 22 Forster

Montenegro team: Poleksic, Pavicevic, Jovanovic, Volkov, Kecojevic, Jovetic, Damjanovic, Zverotic, Drincic, Savic, Boskovic

Montenegro subs: Blazic, Novakovic, Krkotic, Igumanovic, Janjusevic, Kasalica, Vesovic, Vukcevic, Dembasic, Beqiraj

It was a glorious yet somewhat comical win for England as they triumphed 4-1 over one of their main group rivals, Montenegro. Andros Townsend made his England debut in what was an extremely important match for the home nation. England got off to a good start with some good attacking pressure, trying to force a mistake from Montenegro. Montenegro didn’t really look like they could get into the game which gave England the opportunity to dominate the possession for most of the first half. Townsend always looked quite dangerous which stayed the case throughout the match. He won England a free-kick in quite a dangerous area after just 15 fifteen minutes of the game being played. Leighton Baines was the taker but the Montenegro keeper came and punched away. This seemed to shock Montenegro into action as they began a quick counter which was halted for a foul on Gary Cahill. News then began to filter through that Ukraine had scored against Poland which took them to top of the group as England were drawing 0-0. Not much happened in the first half after that until the 44th minute when Daniel Sturridge cut in from the right and saw his effort take a deflection which left Poleksic helpless, luckily for Montenegro, the deflection took it just wide. England didn’t want the half to end as they picked up their form but they were indeed held to a 0-0 draw at half time, having dominated the match. England came out for the second half with no changes made. The first major incident in the half came after 47 minutes when Welbeck’s shot was saved by Poleksic who was unlucky as the ball fell straight to Wayne Rooney who put the ball in the back of the net from six yards out. The game suddenly spurred into life with Hart making a good save from a header after 55 minutes to keep it at 1-0. England doubled their lead seven minutes later as a cut-back from Welbeck was turned in for an own-goal by Boskovic. Just two minutes later, Manchester City’s Stefan Jovetic struck the crossbar from a long shot which had every England fan’s heart in their mouths. England stupidly ignored the warning signs and Montenegro capitalised after 71 minutes, Jovetic’s shot prodded in by Damjanovic, the score now 2-1. England looked slightly nervous but it Townsend didn’t show it as he struck a beauty in off the post after 77 minutes, England 3-1 Montenegro. England added to their goal tally in the 90th minute when Kecojevic brought down Daniel Sturridge in the box. The Liverpool striker took the penalty himself and scored. Full time, England 4-1 Montenegro. Overall, a good performance by Roy Hodgson’s Three Lions who put themselves back at the top of their group with one match left in World Cup 2014 qualifying.


Townsend’s debut goal

 

GROUP H
Team MP W D L GF GA Pts
England 9 5 4 0 29 4 19
Ukraine 9 5 3 1 20 4 18
Montenegro 9 4 3 2 16 12 15
Poland 9 3 4 2 18 10 13
Moldova 9 2 2 5 7 15 8
San Marino 9 0 0 9 1 46 0

-SJ

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International Fixtures 12-13 October

Saturday 12th October 2013

USA

v

Jamaica Kansas City

11:36

Argentina

v

Peru Buenos Aires

00:00

Mexico

v

Panama Mexico City

02:30

Korea Republic

v

Brazil Seoul

12:00

Burkina Faso

v

Algeria Ouagadougou

17:00

Ivory Coast

v

Senegal Abidjan

18:00

Sunday 13th October 2013

Ethiopia

v

Nigeria Addis Ababa

15:00

Tunisia

v

Cameroon Tunis

18:00