International football: 10 talking points from the latest round of games

Giroud is now among the French greats, Williamss time could be up and Scotland captaincy weighs heavy on Robertson 1) McCarthy restores hope after Whelan and co roll back the years The team sheet submitted by Mick McCarthy caused shudders. Was he really playing at home to Georgia with the 35-year-old Glenn Whelan anchoring midfield […]

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Gerard Piqu winner lifts Barcelona over Real Madrid in pulsating friendly

Barcelona drew first blood against their rivals ahead of the upcoming season with a 3-2 victory over Real Madrid in Miami Barcelona drew first blood against Real Madrid ahead of the new season with a 3-2 victory in a pulsating Clasico friendly on Saturday in Miami. The historic rivals will meet again twice in August […]

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Jamie Vardy leads the way but England held by second-string Spain

Adam Lallana scored with a penalty and Jamie Vardy headed the second but Spain scored two late goals to grab a 2-2 draw at Wembley The clock was showing 94 minutes and 55 seconds when Englands manager-in-waiting was reminded that trying to bring some sense and order to the national team is going to be […]

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Liverpool are ready says Jrgen Klopp after routing Barcelona in friendly

Jrgen Klopp was keen not to get carried away after Liverpools 4-0 win over Barcelona at Wembley but was happy with how his side had performed in pre-season Rarely can such a thing be said about pre-season games but Liverpool will remember their slip to a 4-0 defeat against German club Mainz on Sunday. We […]

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Real Madrid see off Chelsea before 105,826 at Michigan Stadium

European champions roar past Chelsea in front of second largest crowd ever for a soccer match in the United States A near-record crowd of 105,826 saw Real Madrid score three first-half goals and hang on for a 3-2 win against Chelsea in a friendly at Michigan Stadium on Saturday. The attendance was less than 4,000 […]

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