Spain hit Argentina for six, Brazil beat Germany

  • Spain thrash Argentina 6-1 in Madrid

  • Brazil defeat holders Germany

  • FIFA.com rounds up all friendlies involving World Cup-bound nations

The 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ is edging ever closer and all of the sides used the international break to take important steps in preparation for the world finals.

There were several heavyweight clashes in store on the final matchday, including Brazil's trip to Berlin to face holders Germany and Russia's match against France in Saint Petersburg.

FIFA.com breaks down all 17 international friendlies involving World Cup-bound nations with a photo gallery.