Everything you need to know about the week’s international matches

The international scene in the spotlight! 











EURO 2020 qualifiers get under way

No slip-ups for the big guns

France, Belgium, Italy, Spain, England and Germany all win

  • Fast start: 5-0 & 5-1 wins for England


  • Generation game: At 36, Fabio Quagliarella became Italy’s oldest goalscorer of all time. An Italy scorer at 19, Moise Kean is also setting new age records


  • Slow start: Held to draws by Ukraine and Serbia, Portugal also lost Cristiano Ronaldo through injury









2019 Copa America warm-up matches

Mixed fortunes for South American heavyweights

Two rounds of matches and just one win apiece for Brazil, Argentina and Colombia

  • Blue skies for La Celeste: Uruguay retained the China Cup thanks to respective 3-0 and 4-0 victories over Uzbekistan and Thailand


  • Venezuelan surprise: Venezuela beat Argentina 3-1, despite Lionel Messi’s return to international duty


  • Paraguay set-backs: Los Guaranies lost 1-0 to Peru and 4-2 to Mexico as coach Eduardo Berizzo began his tenure







2019 AFCON qualifiers come to a close

Leading contenders make it through

Côte d’Ivoire, Cameroon, Senegal, Nigeria, Mali, Algeria, Morocco and Ghana will all be making the trip to Egypt this summer


  • Happy trio: Madagascar, Burundi and Mauritania have all qualified for their first ever Africa Cup of Nations


  • Back in the big time: Tanzania booked their place in the African finals after a 39-year absence from the competition


  • Notable absentees: Burkina Faso, Gabon, Togo and Zambia all failed to qualify






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  • Double dip for China PR: A tough start for Fabio Cannavaro in the China PR dugout as his side suffered two defeats


  • History makers: Bermuda and Guyana qualified for the CONCACAF Gold Cup for the first time


  • Mexico turn it on: Guided by Argentinian coach Gerardo Martino, El Tri saw off Chile 3-1 and then Paraguay 4-2

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