Italy 3 – Northern Ireland 0 (International Friendly, June 6, 2009) Northern Ireland held Italy at bay until the 20th minute when Giuseppe Rossi cracked a shot into the near post to hand the Azzurri the advantage. (First half highlights here.) The Italians second arrived in the 53rd minute after slick play in midfield, Pazzini slipped an inch-perfect pass into Pasquale Foggia who evaded the Irish defenders before producing a deft finish to steer the ball home. The Azzurri’s night was completed when Sergio Pellisier, who ended the season in fabulous form with Chievo, claimed a third in the 72nd minute.
South Africa 1 – Poland 0 (International Friendly, June 6, 2009) Bafana Bafana broke the deadlock after just six minutes, the Polish defensive was breached allowing Thembinkosi Fanteni to tap home from two yards.
France 1 – Portugal 0 (U20 Toulon Tournament, June 6, 2009) France pulled ahead of Portugal when Younousse Sankhare planted a free header from a corner.
Qatar 0 – Chile 3 (U20 Toulon Tournament, June 6, 2009)
Lithuania 0 – Greece 1 (European U21 Championship qualifiers, June 6, 2009)