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22:00 - And that's a wrap!

Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal

An eventful international evening comes to an end.

Fear not, though, as there is plenty more action tomorrow!

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Thanks for joining us, and be sure to check out post-match reaction throughout the evening!

21:57 - FEATURE: Can Messi save Sampaoli's Argentina?

Argentina missed Lionel Messi against Italy this evening, but can even the diminutive magician save Sampaoli's Argentina?

Our correspondent Sam Lee reports LIVE from the Etihad.

21:55 - FULL TIME

What a treat that was!

France looked to be cruising after Olivier Giroud and Thomas Lemar gave the hosts a two-goal lead but Luis Muriel hit back almost immediately with a bizarre goal.

Colombia then came out for the second half with all guns blazing and turned the game on it's head, with Radamel Falcao netting an equaliser before Quintero tucked home the winner from the penalty spot.

France 2-3 Colombia

21:50 - STAT TIME ⏰

Italy have failed to score for 3 games in a row for the first time since June 2012 ❌

Germany are now unbeaten in 22 games (W16 D6); their second longest unbeaten run ever (23 games between October 1978 and December 1980) 💪

Jamie Vardy did not manage a single touch during his 22 minutes on the pitch in England's 1-0 win over the Netherlands 👻

21:48 - GOAL!!! ⚽

The turnaround is complete in Paris as Quintero steps up and fires past Lloris, who stood no chance as it was tucked right into the corner.

A shambles from the home side, who were strolling in the opening 25 minutes!

France 2-3 Colombia

21:47 - Full time round up! 📯

Argentina 2-0 Italy

Austria 3-0 Slovenia

Germany 1-1 Spain

Netherlands 0-1 England 

Poland 0-1 Nigeria

Portugal 2-1 Egypt

Scotland 0-1 Costa Rica

And that leaves us with just one game remaining...


Would you believe it?

Cristiano Ronaldo levelled the game on 90+2', and has scored a winner in 90+4!


21:42 - Ronaldo 1-1 Salah

Cristiano grabs a stoppage-time equaliser for Portugal.

Unlucky, Mo...

21:35 - FT in Manchester!

Argentina run out 2-0 winners against Italy at Manchester City's Etihad stadium.

21:33 - OLE, OLE, OLE 🗣️

England are enjoying a spell in possession at Amsterdam Arena and their supporters are letting the home fans know about it.

Gareth Southgate's men are in no rush now as they look to see out the last three minutes!

21:28 - GOAL!!! ⚽

No Messi, no problem...

Lanzini with the second! The West Ham man surely caps off an Argentina win with his first senior goal for the national side, wrong-footing two defenders and burying his shot into the top left corner from the edge of the box.

Argentina 2-0 Italy

21:25 - GOAL!!! ⚽

Colombia get their equaliser and France pay for their sloppiness since the restart!

The visitors pick up the ball and quickly hit on the counter, with the stellar combination of James and Falcao combining once again.

The former tucks it across goal to the striker, who scores his 29th goal for his nation and extends his lead as Colombia's all-time top-scorer.

France 2-2 Colombia

21:21 - A moment to remember for Lingard 🦁

EMBED ONLY Jesse Lingard England

21:18 - GOAL!!! ⚽

Ever Banega gives Argentina the lead in Manchester!

And what a goal! The substitute foxes Buffon with an excellent one-two and a cool strike into the bottom right corner off his left foot.

Argentina 1-0 Italy

21:14 - Triple sub for England ♻️

Lingard, Rashford and Sterling OFF ❌

Dele, Vardy and Welbeck ON ✔️

21:10 - GOAL!!! ⚽

Chelsea's Victor Moses has given Nigeria the lead over Poland from the spot!

You can follow it live here.

Poland 0-1 Nigeria

21:07 - Ronaldo 0-1 Salah

It's that man on the scoresheet once again, Mo Salah!

El Said did well down the left-wing, he pulled the ball back to Salah who was on the edge of the area. The Liverpool winger then just placed his effort perfectly in the bottom left-hand corner of the net, to give the Egyptians the lead.

Portugal 0-1 Egypt

21:06 - GOAL!!! ⚽

Manchester United forward Jesse Lingard has scored his first England goal!

He latches on to Rose's deflected cross after initially playing the full-back into space down the left flank. He held his composure to curl his effort into the bottom corner, beating a weak hand from Zoet, who should have kept it out.

Netherlands 0-1 England 🦁🦁🦁

21:05 - Over and out from McTominay

Scott McTominay's debut comes to an end as he's replaced by Stuart Armstrong in the first of a possible six changes for Scotland.

21:03 - SAVE! 👐

Superb football from Spain again!

They carve Germany open, but a fantastic close-range stop from ter Stegen denies Isco what looked like a certain goal! 

It remains 1-1.

20:58 - Penalty shout for England 📢

Marcus Rashford is taken out by Matthijs de Ligt inside the Netherlands' penalty box but is denied a spot-kick by the referee, who waves play on.

Harsh on the Three Lions forward!

20:55 - CHANCE!

David Silva's attempt to pick out a Spain team-mate from the left is cut out, and Germany break quickly through Werner again, who finds Ozil on the edge of the box.

The playmaker can't connect with his shot, though, and it rolls harmlessly through to ter Stegen.

We play on!

20:50 - And we're back!

The 19:45 games are back underway...

20:45 - CHANCE!

Another swift attacking move from France, as Mbappe finds space and then pokes a ball through to Griezmann.

Ospina rushes off his line to make the save one-on-one, preventing the Atletico man from putting his name on the scoresheet.

20:35 - Half time round up! ♻️

Raheem Sterling England

Serbia 1-2 Morocco

Argentina 0-0 Italy

Austria 2-0 Slovenia

Germany 1-1 Spain

Netherlands 0-0 England

Poland 0-0 Nigeria

Portugal 0-0 Egypt

Scotland 0-1 Costa Rica

20:32 - GOAL!!! ⚽

Colombia pull one back 👍

Where did that come from?! It's a moment for Lloris to forget as Muriel curls a cross towards Davinson Sanchez in the six-yard box but the Spurs man doesn't get a touch.

He doesn't need to though as it bounces past his club colleague, putting Colombia back in the game.

France 2-1 Colombia

20:30 - GOAL!!! ⚽

France double their lead against Colombia 🇫🇷

A superb attacking move! It's pinged around the final third with Sidibe playing Griezmann through, who then backheels the ball to Mbappe. The PSG ace then tees it across for Lemar, who fires into the far corner to double France's lead.

France 2-0 Colombia

20:23 - GOAL!!! ⚽

What a strike!

Thomas Muller restores parity with a dipping strike from the edge of the box that De Gea just can't quite reach.

Wonderful effort from the Bayern Munich forward. It's all square again at 1-1!

Germany 1-1 Spain 

20:20 - Buffon sends a message to Argentina 

Gigi Buffon Italy vs Argentina

On your bikes, lads.

20:17 - GOAL!!! ⚽

Giroud gives France a deserved lead!

It's a gift from former Arsenal colleague Ospina as he fumbles Digne's driven cross to the feet of the striker, who makes no mistake with his finish and smashes home to net his 30th goal for his nation.

France 1-0 Colombia 😎

20:13 - CHANCE!

But it was offside 🚩

Germany's Timo Werner gets his first real chance of the game as he races onto a through-ball in behind the defence, and tries to place a left-footed effort inside the far post, but it spins just wide!

It wouldn't have counted anyway...

20:08 - GOAL!!! ⚽

And unfortunately for Scotland, it's gone against them.

Marco Urena opens the scoring for Costa Rica at Hampden Park!

You can follow the game here.

20:05 - Much Ado About Nothing for England

After all the build up around the Netherlands vs England game, the opening 20 minutes has left a lot to be desired.

Jesse Lingard has had the best chance of the game, though his scuffed effort just about sums up the game so far...


19:59 - CHANCE!

Germany defender Hector takes aim from 25-yards but his volley is narrowly wide.

David De Gea would have had no chance, had the strike been on target there.

19:55 - GOAL!!! ⚽

Spain take the lead against Germany!

Moments after Mesut Ozil threatened to open the scoring for Germany, Rodrigo lashes a left-footed shot past the advancing ter Stegen and into the back of the net!

Germany 0-1 Spain

19:47 - STAT TIME ⏰

England have lost only one of their seven away games versus Netherlands, winning two and drawing four.

That defeat came in a World Cup qualifier under Graham Taylor in October 1993 (0-2), with Ronald Koeman scoring the Dutch’s opening goal via a direct free-kick.

19:45 - HERE WE GO!

We are now underway across the games, who will be the first to break the 19:45 deadlock?

19:40 - STAT TIME ⏰

The last three games played between Germany and Spain have ended 1-0, with Spain winning twice and Germany triumphing once.

Iniesta's extra-time strike to send Spain into the 2010 World Cup final decided the most memorable of those encounters.

19:35 - France team news is in! 📜

This is how the French national team lines up against Colombia this evening:

Hugo Lloris; Djibril Sidibe, Raphael Varane, Samuel Umtiti, Lucas Digna; Kylian Mbappe, Blaise Matuidi, N'Golo Kante, Thomas Lemar; Olivier Giroud, Antoine Griezmann

And here's the Colombia side: 

David Ospina; Santiago Arias, Davinson Sanchez, Yerry Mina, Frank Fabra; Carlos Sanchez, Abel Aguilar; Luis Muriel, James Rodriguez, Andres Uribe; Radamel Falco.

19:30 -  Just 15 minutes until kick off!

Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal

Don't forget, we've also got Portugal vs Egypt, Poland vs Nigeria, and at 20:00 (GMT) France kick off their game against Colombia.

And yes, Cristiano Ronaldo is starting for Portugal!

19:22 - Full time in Turkey!

Bad news for Republic of Ireland fans...

Martin O'Neill's men go down 1-0 to Turkey at New Antalya Stadium.

19:20 - Less than 30 minutes to go! 😊

We will be keeping you up to date with live goal updates and everything else that happens throughout this evening's action.

Grab a drink, take a seat, and prepare for a selection of superstars to take to the pitch.

19:14 - How has Messi spent his week in Manchester?

PlayStation, reggaeton & washing Aguero's plates...

We take a look at how Lionel Messi has spent his time in Manchester this week - read the full article here!

19:10 - Turkey close in on ROI win

With just eight minutes left to play of the game, Turkey lead Republic of Ireland 1-0.

The only goal of the game, so far, came through Fenerbahce's Mehmet Topal.

19:05 - Let's hear your predictions!

Be sure to get in touch with your thoughts ahead of this evening's games!

Will Gareth Southgate's makeshift side beat the Netherlands?

How will Argentina fare without Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero?

How will Man Utd midfielder Scott McTominay get on for Scotland?

18:58 - Who is playing? 😍

Settle in, folks...

As well as the ongoing games, we've got a juicy selection of 19:45 kick offs to get stuck into. Here are some of the highlights:

19:45 Netherlands vs England

19:45 Argentina vs Italy

19:45 Germany vs Spain

19:45 Scotland vs Costa Rica

18:50 - Could Messi have played for Italy? 🇮🇹

Lionel Messi Argentina

We now know that Lionel Messi will not play against Italy for Argentina this evening.

However, could the Barcelona man have been on the other side if things had worked out differently?

YES! Find out how by reading our guide here.

“I was always an avid fan of the national team. I watched the games on television because I could never go to the grounds and watch them as a fan."

18:40 - Let's take a look at the other team news 👀

We've run through the England line up, but how do the Netherlands line up?

Virgil van Dijk starts in defence, while Memphis Depay starts in attack!

Netherlands XI: Hateboer, Van Dijk, De Ligt, De Vrij, Van Aanholt; Strootman, Wijnaldum; Memphis, Dost, Promes.

We've also got the starting XIs from the Argentina vs Italy game:

Argentina XI: Caballero, Bustos, Otamendi, Fazio, Tagliafico, Paredes, Biglia, Lanzini, Lo Celso, Di Maria, Higuain

Italy XI: Buffon, Florenzi, Bonucci, Rugani, Spinazzola, Parolo, Verratti, Cristante, Candreva, Immobile, Insigne

18:30 - England team news is IN!

There we have it...

Marcus Rashford will start up front for England against the Netherlands this evening, with Man Utd team-mate Jesse Lingard joining him in attack!

Kyle Walker starts in an unfamiliar role at centre-back, while Liverpool pair Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Jordan Henderson both get the nod in midfield.

England XI: Pickford; Walker, Stones, Gomez; Trippier, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Henderson, Rose; Lingard, Rashford, Sterling

The shape of the starting XI? We'll leave that for you to decide...

18:29 - Match Report: Russia 0-3 Brazil ✍️ 

Did you miss Brazil teaching Russia how to play football this evening?

Fear not, you can read the full match report here!

18:22 - Messi to miss out for Argentina 👎

As mentioned, it doesn't look as though Lionel Messi will play any part in Argentina's game against Italy this evening.

The latest reports suggest the Barcelona star's kit is not in the Argentina dressing room at the Etihad Stadium, with official news set to follow.

18:15 - Go home, Sergio!

Sergio Aguero has dropped out of the Argentina squad to face Italy at the City of Manchester Stadium this evening because of an injury.

Luckily for the Man City striker, home is just around the corner!

18:08 - Will McTominay make his Scotland debut?

Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho will be at the Scotland game this evening keeping an eye on midfielder Scott McTominay.

The youngster may be keeping Paul Pogba out of the Man Utd team, but will he make his international debut this evening against Costa Rica? Time will tell...

18:00 - OFF WE GO!

And there are another two games underway!

Greece vs Switzerland 

Hungary vs Kazakhstan 

17:57 - FULL TIME! 🇷🇺 Russia 0-3 Brazil 🇧🇷

FULL TIME! It's finished 3-0.

Brazil have totally dominated the Russians in their own back yard. After being held scoreless for the first half, goals from Miranda, Coutinho and Paulinho were enough to seal a comfortable victory. Great start for the Selecao and a severely disappointing performance from the World Cup hosts

17:53 - Socceroos pegged back 🇦🇺 ⚽

Australia haven't managed to hold on to their lead and they head in at the break level with Norway. Ola Kamara got the Norwegian equaliser.

17:47 - 🇷🇺 Russia 0-3 Brazil 🇧🇷

Just over five minutes left on the clock. Brazil lead through Miranda, Coutinho and Paulinho. Will we see another goal?

17:41 - Not long to go now... ⏲️

Just under two hours to go before some of the big matches kick off.

19:45 - 🇦🇷 Argentina vs Italy 🇮🇹
19:45 - 🇩🇪 Germany vs Spain 🇪🇸
19:45 - 🇳🇱 Netherlands vs England 🦁
19:45 - 🇵🇹 Portugal vs Egypt 🇪🇬
20:00 - 🇫🇷 France vs Colombia 🇨🇴

Stick with us for all the team news!

17:35 - Irvine puts Australia ahead 🇦🇺 ⚽

Australia are kicking off their World Cup warm-up schedule with a game against Norway and they are looking good after Jackson Irvine gave them the lead.

You can follow it live here.

17:28 - 🇷🇺 Russia 0-3 Brazil 🇧🇷

GOOOOOAAAAAAALLL! The floodgates have opened! ⚽⚽⚽

Paulinho has added Brazil's third with a header from close range! The Barca midfielder has shown plenty of enthusiasm and he's got himself onto the end of a delightful Willan cross to make it 3-0.

17:23 - 🇷🇺 Russia 0-2 Brazil 🇧🇷


Coutinho has doubled Brazil's lead from the spot. Paulinho - who had just missed a sitter - was fouled in the box and his Barcelona team-mate stepped up and made no mistake.

17:14 - 🇷🇺 Russia 0-1 Brazil 🇧🇷


Brazil haven't wasted any time and they've gone ahead just seconds after Akinfeev's amazing save.

Miranda got the final touch after Thiago Silva's initial header was denied.  

17:08 - 🇷🇺 Russia 0-0 Brazil 🇧🇷

The second half has kicked off in Moscow! 

And already there has been a chance.

From our commentary: "HOW HAS THAT STAYED OUT?! Vintage Brazil as they carve Russia apart on the break!

"Costa plays a ball across the pitch for Willian, who tees up Paulinho in the centre, but the midfielder's effort from point-blank range is stopped brilliantly by Akinfeev, before Coutinho skies the rebound!"

17:00 - Ireland hand debut to West Ham youngster 🇮🇪 🔨

The Republic of Ireland are in action away to Turkey in a 17:30 kick-off and Martin O'Neill has handed a debut to West Ham defender Declan Rice.

Aston Villa's Scott Hogan is also in line for a debut as the Boys in Green adopt a 3-5-2 formation.

You can follow that game live here.

16:52 - 🇷🇺 Russia 0-0 Brazil 🇧🇷

It's half-time in Russia and the teams are locked level. The hosts will probably be the happier of the two sides at the break.

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Brazil went close through Jesus and Coutinho, while Willian has been looking sharp as well.

Hopefully we'll see some goals in the second half!

16:47 - Messi could be out of Italy game 👎

Whispers from Argentina suggest that Messi could be out of today's match against Italy.

The Barcelona man reportedly has a sore thigh and is set to sit the game out as a precaution.

PSG's Giovan Lo Celso is expected to replace the captain.

16:44 - So let's re-cap... ⚽

Just a reminder of what's in store this evening.

Lionel Messi, Thomas Muller, Dele Alli, Cristiano Ronaldo, Mohamed Salah and Paul Pogba.

A stellar cast.

16:00 - 🇷🇺 Russia vs Brazil 🇧🇷
19:45 - 🇦🇷 Argentina vs Italy 🇮🇹
19:45 - 🇩🇪 Germany vs Spain 🇪🇸
19:45 - 🇳🇱 Netherlands vs England 🦁
19:45 - 🇵🇹 Portugal vs Egypt 🇪🇬
20:00 - 🇫🇷 France vs Colombia 🇨🇴

Which game are you most looking forward to?

16:39 - 🇷🇺 Russia 0-0 Brazil 🇧🇷

No goals as yet but Russia are beginning to come into the game a bit more.

As hosts of the World Cup they'll be eager to impress and a good result against one of the tournament favourites would be a good start to the year.

16:34 - 🇫🇷 France vs Colombia 🇨🇴

Later on this evening France will be in action against Colombia.

One man who will be desperate to make an impact for Les Bleus is Paul Pogba, who has been stagnating at Manchester United under Mourinho.

Former France international David Trezeguet is confident that the midfielder will overcome and shine for his country in Russia.

Read more.

16:27 - 🇷🇺 Russia 0-0 Brazil 🇧🇷

Still scoreless in Moscow after 23 minutes. Brazil are dominating possession and look more likely to make a breakthrough, with Philippe Coutinho pullng the strings.

16:23 - Loads of action

There are some more games kicking off soon around the globe.

World Cup-bound Australia are in action against Norway at 17:00, the Republic of Ireland take on Turkey at 17:30 and Switzerland play Greece at 18:00

The bigger teams are all set for later kick-offs, but there is no shortage of matches.

You can keep an eye on them all here.

16:17 - 🇷🇺 Russia 0-0 Brazil 🇧🇷

Phew! Man City and Brazil fans breath a sigh of relief after Jesus went down with what looked to be an ankle injury.

But he's back up again now and back in the game. The striker's just after returning from injury, so another three months out from the World Cup would have been cruel.

16:11 - 🇷🇺 Russia 0-0 Brazil 🇧🇷

Some early goal-mouth action already as Gabriel Jesus tests Igor Akinfeev after beating the off-side trap.

The Man City striker was found by Dani Alves with a long-ball over the top, but Akinfeev was equal to the challenge.

16:05 - 🇷🇺 Russia vs Brazil 🇧🇷

Things are under way at Olimpiyskiy Stadium! Brazil are in their new all-blue away kit and the atmosphere is electric.

15:55 - 🇷🇺 Russia vs Brazil 🇧🇷

Just under five minutes to go before things get under way in Moscow!

Here are the two teams again:

Russia starting XI: Akinfeev, Kudryashov, Kutepov, Granat, Kombarov, Golovin, Glushakov, Zobnin, Samedov, Aleksei Miranchuk, Smolov.

Brazil starting XI: Alisson, Marcelo, Silva, Miranda, Alves, Paulinho, Casemiro, Coutinho, Costa, Jesus, Willan.

15:48 - 🇦🇷 Argentina vs Italy 🇮🇹

Lionel Messi and Argentina come up against Italy in Manchester later this evening in what promises to be an exciting game.

The Barcelona star single-handedly dragged his country to the World Cup while Italy fell at the final hurdle in the play-offs.

That virtuoso display further cemented his legacy as one of Argentina's all time greats, but Gabriel Batistuta stll thinks lags behind Diego Maradona.

What do you think? 🤔

Read the story in full on Goal!

15:39 - 🇳🇱 Netherlands vs England 🦁

England fans will be tuning in later on as the Three Lions take on Ronald Koeman's England.

One player who could be set to make his debut in that game is Dutch starlet Justin Kluivert, who has impressed with Ajax in the past few months.

His form has seen him linked with a number of clubs, but his father - none other than Patrick Kluivert - is hoping that he will follow in his footsteps.

Read the story in full

15:34 - 🇷🇺 Russia vs Brazil 🇧🇷

So, the teams are in! About 20 minutes to go before kick off.

Russia starting XI: Akinfeev, Kudryashov, Kutepov, Granat, Kombarov, Golovin, Glushakov, Zobnin, Samedov, Aleksei Miranchuk, Smolov

Brazil starting XI: Alisson, Marcelo, Silva, Miranda, Alves, Paulinho, Casemiro, Coutinho, Costa, Jesus, Willan

15:21 - Italy to pay tribute to Astori

Italy take on Argentina and England this international week and they will pay tribute to former international David Astori during the games.

The Azzurri will wear special shirts in memory Astori, whose tragic death rocked the Italian football community earlier this month.

Read the story in full on Goal

15:18 - Are Brazil favourites to win the World Cup? 🤔

They are according to one World Cup winner!

Roberto Carlos reckons that Tite's side have what it takes to win a record sixth title in Russia this summer.

"I see Brazil playing and I can't find any other team which is playing like them," said the former Real Madrid star.

"The Brazilian squad is a group, it's not only Neymar. That's such a strong group."

Read the story in full on Goal!

15:15 - 🇷🇺 Russia vs Brazil 🇧🇷

We will have team news for you shortly. 

In the meantime, why not soak up some of the atmosphere from inside the stadium.

15:10 - 🇷🇺 Russia vs Brazil 🇧🇷

No Neymar, no problem!

Brazil head to Russia without their star player after the Paris Saint-Germain suffered a foot injury while playing for his club. However, head coach Tite can call upon a wealth of talent besides.

The likes of Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino and Douglas Costa all provide a serious threat going forward, while Thiago Silva and Dani Alves boast plenty of experience.

Of course, the game is being played in the Luzhniki Stadium, which is where the World Cup final will be held, so Brazil will be hoping to give themselves a good omen with a win.

15:05 - ⚽ Brazil, Germany, England, Argentina and more! ⚽

So, what games are on? Quite a few and some tasty encounters are in store. Have a look at some of the games we'll be bringing to you below.

16:00 - 🇷🇺 Russia vs Brazil 🇧🇷
19:45 - 🇦🇷 Argentina vs Italy 🇮🇹
19:45 - 🇩🇪 Germany vs Spain 🇪🇸
19:45 - 🇳🇱 Netherlands vs England 🦁
19:45 - 🇵🇹 Portugal vs Egypt 🇪🇬
20:00 - 🇫🇷 France vs Colombia 🇨🇴

Quite a line-up, eh? You can see the full schedule of games here.

15:00 - 🎉 🥳 It's international week! 🥳 🎉

Hello and welcome to Goal's live coverage of today's international friendlies. Some of the world's best teams are in action as they begin their preparations for the World Cup.

We will be bringing you all the build-up, team news and updates as they happen across the day, so sit tight!