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A selection of some of this year's World Cup teams testing out out their squads on a busy night of friendlies.
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Ukraine, who missed out on qualification, enjoyed amorale-boosting 2-0 victory over the United States in a match moved from Kharkiv to Larnaca in Cyprus. Their supporters appeared united as they waved their national flag.


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It was also a good day for Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo who scored twice in Portugal's 5-1 win over Cameroon, making him his country's all-time leading scorer with 49 goals.



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Tim Cahill scored twice to become Australia's all-time top goalscorer, although his side squandered a 3-0 lead to lose 4-3 against Ecuador in a thrilling clash in London.



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Brazil were too powerful for a poor South African side, running out 5-0 winners at the Soweto Soccer City stadium.



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Barcelona forward Neymar was unstoppable for the 2014 World Cup hosts as he fired in a hat-trick of goals.


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Brazil-born Diego Costa struggled on his internatinoal debut for Spain as his team defeated Italy 1-0 at Atletico Madrid's Calderon Stadium.



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Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge scored a late goal as England laboured to a 1-0 win over Denmark at Wembley.


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Mario Goetze was on target for Germany in Stuttgart as his team edged passed Chile 1-0.


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Germany coach Joachim Loew was visibly unhappy with his team's performance as they were jeered by their unhappy fans.



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Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was on hand to witness France's impressive 2-0 win over Netherlands in Paris.



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Karim Benzema and Blaise Matuidi scored the goals for 1998 World Cup winners France, who struggled through the qualifiying stages.



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Uruguay, who are in a World Cup group with fellow former champions England and Italy, were held 1-1 in Austria.



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Didier Drogba was on target for Ivory Coast as they rallied from two goals down to draw 2-2 with World Cup dark horses Belgium in Brussels.



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Ukraine, who missed out on qualification, enjoyed amorale-boosting 2-0 victory over the United States in a match moved from Kharkiv to Larnaca in Cyprus. Their supporters appeared united as they waved their national flag.;*;

It was also a good day for Real Madrid\(***)s Cristiano Ronaldo who scored twice in Portugal(***)s 5-1 win over Cameroon, making him his country(***)s all-time leading scorer with 49 goals.

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Tim Cahill scored twice to become Australia(***)s all-time top goalscorer, although his side squandered a 3-0 lead to lose 4-3 against Ecuador in a thrilling clash in London.

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Brazil were too powerful for a poor South African side, running out 5-0 winners at the Soweto Soccer City stadium.

;*;Barcelona forward Neymar was unstoppable for the 2014 World Cup hosts as he fired in a hat-trick of goals.;*;

Brazil-born Diego Costa struggled on his internatinoal debut for Spain as his team defeated Italy 1-0 at Atletico Madrid(***)s Calderon Stadium.

;*;Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge scored a late goal as England laboured to a 1-0 win over Denmark at Wembley.;*;Mario Goetze was on target for Germany in Stuttgart as his team edged passed Chile 1-0.;*;

Germany coach Joachim Loew was visibly unhappy with his team(***)s performance as they were jeered by their unhappy fans.

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Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was on hand to witness France(***)s impressive 2-0 win over Netherlands in Paris.

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Karim Benzema and Blaise Matuidi scored the goals for 1998 World Cup winners France, who struggled through the qualifiying stages.

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Uruguay, who are in a World Cup group with fellow former champions England and Italy, were held 1-1 in Austria.

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International Football Friendlieshttp://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/International_Football_Friendliesen-ussupport@newscred.comUntitled Site10Thu, 06 Mar 2014 10:21:15 GMTSouth Africa v Brazilhttp://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/International_Football_Friendlies/slideshow/south-africa-v-brazil/51d8bfba9daf9d3d11fc47724c877e36

Brazil were far too powerful for a poor South African side, running out 5-0 winners at the Soweto Soccer City stadium.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/International_Football_Friendlies/slideshow/south-africa-v-brazil/51d8bfba9daf9d3d11fc47724c877e36[Getty Images]South Africa v Brazil

Brazil were far too powerful for a poor South African side, running out 5-0 winners at the Soweto Soccer City stadium.

South Africa v Brazilhttp://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/International_Football_Friendlies/slideshow/south-africa-v-brazil/b44a590a94519723de8d8786c9d9fec6

Barcelona forward Neymar was unstoppable for the 2014 World Cup hosts as he fired in a hat-trick of goals.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/International_Football_Friendlies/slideshow/south-africa-v-brazil/b44a590a94519723de8d8786c9d9fec6[Getty Images]South Africa v Brazil

Barcelona forward Neymar was unstoppable for the 2014 World Cup hosts as he fired in a hat-trick of goals.

Spain v Italyhttp://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/International_Football_Friendlies/slideshow/spain-v-italy/ab44f8d58f69ba01ebd1a8491bf07097

Brazil-born Diego Costa struggled on his internatinoal debut as Spain defeated Italy 1-0 at Atletico Madrid's Calderon Stadium.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/International_Football_Friendlies/slideshow/spain-v-italy/ab44f8d58f69ba01ebd1a8491bf07097[REUTERS]Spain v Italy

Brazil-born Diego Costa struggled on his internatinoal debut as Spain defeated Italy 1-0 at Atletico Madrid's Calderon Stadium.

Spain v Italyhttp://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/International_Football_Friendlies/slideshow/spain-v-italy/2a3d34114991ea267072774cb8b1b3ae

Spain's coach Vicente del Bosque said he was pleased with his side's performance and feels Costa will do better in future games now the pressure of his first appearance has been dealt with.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/International_Football_Friendlies/slideshow/spain-v-italy/2a3d34114991ea267072774cb8b1b3ae[AFP]Spain v Italy

Spain's coach Vicente del Bosque said he was pleased with his side's performance and feels Costa will do better in future games now the pressure of his first appearance has been dealt with.

England v Denmarkhttp://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/International_Football_Friendlies/slideshow/england-v-denmark/b9a04852c110108e65857f6888d82598

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge scored a late goal as England laboured to a 1-0 win over Denmark at Wembley.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/International_Football_Friendlies/slideshow/england-v-denmark/b9a04852c110108e65857f6888d82598[AFP]England v Denmark

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge scored a late goal as England laboured to a 1-0 win over Denmark at Wembley.

Germany v Chilehttp://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/International_Football_Friendlies/slideshow/germany-v-chile/c2e0abd6b8a4fb07eb714c1225305bd3

Mario Goetze was on target for Germany in Stuttgart as his team edged passed Chile 1-0.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/International_Football_Friendlies/slideshow/germany-v-chile/c2e0abd6b8a4fb07eb714c1225305bd3[AFP]Germany v Chile

Mario Goetze was on target for Germany in Stuttgart as his team edged passed Chile 1-0.

Germany v Chilehttp://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/International_Football_Friendlies/slideshow/germany-v-chile/3ad5fb015b325c07a31859f1f13c52ba

Germany coach Joachim Loew was visibly unhappy with his team's performance from the touchline as they were jeered by their unhappy fans.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/International_Football_Friendlies/slideshow/germany-v-chile/3ad5fb015b325c07a31859f1f13c52ba[Getty Images]Germany v Chile

Germany coach Joachim Loew was visibly unhappy with his team's performance from the touchline as they were jeered by their unhappy fans.

France v Netherlandshttp://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/International_Football_Friendlies/slideshow/france-v-netherlands/889236e96caaf1f17ecb0dc9f62ac6eb

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was on hand to witness France's impressive 2-0 win over The Netherlands in Paris.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/International_Football_Friendlies/slideshow/france-v-netherlands/889236e96caaf1f17ecb0dc9f62ac6eb[REUTERS]France v Netherlands

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was on hand to witness France's impressive 2-0 win over The Netherlands in Paris.

France v Netherlandshttp://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/International_Football_Friendlies/slideshow/france-v-netherlands/fb0bbac4108a9885943d94eb7781a723

Karim Benzema and Blaise Matuidi scored the goals for 1998 World Cup winners France, who struggled through the qualifiying stages this time around.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/International_Football_Friendlies/slideshow/france-v-netherlands/fb0bbac4108a9885943d94eb7781a723[AFP]France v Netherlands

Karim Benzema and Blaise Matuidi scored the goals for 1998 World Cup winners France, who struggled through the qualifiying stages this time around.

Portugal v Cameroonhttp://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/International_Football_Friendlies/slideshow/portugal-v-cameroon/0f221252d7a2cba3d2a652d1627cd902

It was also a good day for Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo who scored twice in Portugal's 5-1 win over Cameroon, making him his country's all-time leading scorer with 49 goals.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/International_Football_Friendlies/slideshow/portugal-v-cameroon/0f221252d7a2cba3d2a652d1627cd902[AFP]Portugal v Cameroon

It was also a good day for Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo who scored twice in Portugal's 5-1 win over Cameroon, making him his country's all-time leading scorer with 49 goals.

Austria v Uruguayhttp://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/International_Football_Friendlies/slideshow/austria-v-uruguay/931f7309c433b2d75d1786af4f738926

Uruguay, who are in a World Cup group with fellow former
champions England and Italy, were held 1-1 in Austria.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/International_Football_Friendlies/slideshow/austria-v-uruguay/931f7309c433b2d75d1786af4f738926[Getty Images]Austria v Uruguay

Uruguay, who are in a World Cup group with fellow former
champions England and Italy, were held 1-1 in Austria.

Belgium v Ivory Coasthttp://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/International_Football_Friendlies/slideshow/belgium-v-ivory-coast/52072a79f1282d3f78a83ca4748be592

Didier Drogba was on target for Ivory Coast as they rallied from two goals down to draw 2-2 with World Cup dark horses Belgium in Brussels.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/International_Football_Friendlies/slideshow/belgium-v-ivory-coast/52072a79f1282d3f78a83ca4748be592[REUTERS]Belgium v Ivory Coast

Didier Drogba was on target for Ivory Coast as they rallied from two goals down to draw 2-2 with World Cup dark horses Belgium in Brussels.

Australia v Ecuadorhttp://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/International_Football_Friendlies/slideshow/australia-v-ecuador/af2882c337298a4e88966c4f244c44f6

Tim Cahill scored twice to become Australia's all-time top goalscorer, although his side squandered a 3-0 lead to lose 4-3 against Ecuador in a thrilling clash in London.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/International_Football_Friendlies/slideshow/australia-v-ecuador/af2882c337298a4e88966c4f244c44f6[Getty Images]Australia v Ecuador

Tim Cahill scored twice to become Australia's all-time top goalscorer, although his side squandered a 3-0 lead to lose 4-3 against Ecuador in a thrilling clash in London.

Ukraine v USAhttp://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/International_Football_Friendlies/slideshow/ukraine-v-usa/a002b97fb0a03483f67fce48f9751a48

Ukraine, who missed out on qualification, enjoyed a
morale-boosting 2-0 victory over the United States in a match moved from Kharkiv to Larnaca in Cyprus. Their supporters appeared united as they waved their national flag.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/International_Football_Friendlies/slideshow/ukraine-v-usa/a002b97fb0a03483f67fce48f9751a48[AFP]Ukraine v USA

Ukraine, who missed out on qualification, enjoyed a
morale-boosting 2-0 victory over the United States in a match moved from Kharkiv to Larnaca in Cyprus. Their supporters appeared united as they waved their national flag.



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