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Liechtenstein 0 – Portugal 3 (International Friendly, August 12, 2009) Hugo Almeida put Portugal ahead 15 minutes in at Liechtenstein, and Raul Meireles cracked in a super second to double the lead. Hugo Almeida then put the game out of sight with a third after just 25 minutes.

South Africa 1 – Serbia 3 (International Friendly, August 12, 2009) The game was scoreless at halftime but a super brace from Manchester United’s Zoran Tosic and a further effort from Danko Lazovic put Serbia in total control before a last minute consolation effort from Katlego Mphela restored some Bafana Bafana pride.

Czech Republic 3 – Belgium 1 (International Friendly, August 12, 2009) Jan Vertonghen had put the visitors ahead in the 12th minute with a left-footed swerving drive from 22-yards, before Roman Hubnik headed in the leveller 5 minutes later after goalkeeper Stijn Stijnen had saved a free-kick. Milan Baros gave the Czechs the lead when he scored from the spot in the 41st minute and David Rozehnal secured the win from close range in the 78th after the Belgian defence failed to clear a corner.

Hungary 0 – Romania 1 (International Friendly, August 12, 2009) Tiberiu Ghioane’s fierce strike settled the match.

Ukraine 0 – Turkey 3 (International Friendly, August 12, 2009) Boro’s Tuncay Sanli gave the visitors the lead in the 55th minute after Oleksandr Shovkovskiy failed to block the ball. Five minutes later, Servet Cetin headed in a long pass from the left, and Hamid Altintop then beat Shovkovskiy with left-footed low shot from inside the box in the 65th.

Poland 2 – Greece 0 (International Friendly, August 12, 2009) French-born, and new Polish citizen Ludovic Obraniak proved the hero on his Poland debut. Obraniak deflected in a shot by Marcin Wasilewski in the 47th minute before sealing victory with his second goal of the game in the 79th.

South Korea 1 – Paraguay 0 (International Friendly, August 12, 2009) The hosts had much the better of the first half (highlights here) without finding a breakthrough. Eventually the Koreans made their dominance count as Monaco forward Park Chu-young claimed an 84th minute winner.

Denmark 1 – Chile 2 (International Friendly, August 12, 2009) Goals from Esteban Paredes and Alexis Sanchez gave Chile a win over Denmark.

Bosnia 2 – Iran 3 (International Friendly, August 12, 2009) Edin Dzeko put the home side in control in the second half by scoring two goals at 52 and 65 minutes. Osasuna star Masoud Shojaei narrowed the gap scoring a rebound 20 minutes from time and substitute Arash Borhani equaliser from a Iman Mobali’s cross in the 86th minute. The Bosnians were then stunned as Fulham midfielder Andranik Teymourian netted the winner in stoppage time for the Iranians.

Russia U21 3 – Italy U21 2 (International Friendly, August 12, 2009) Alberto Paloschi took advantage of a terrible mix-up between the Russian keeper and centre-back to give Italy U21 a first half lead. The hosts turned the match around after the break with goals from Fedor Smolov and a Pavel Mamalev penalty. The match ended with a goal-flurry as Aleksandr Salugin put notched the Russian’s third before Andrea Rispoli pulled another Italian goal back in injury time.

Algeria 1 – Uruguay 0 (International Friendly, August 12, 2009) Algeria contained Uruguay’s attacks well in Algiers, and won the match when AEK striker Rafik Djebbour pounced in the 79th minute.

Egypt 3 – Guinea 3 (International Friendly, August 12, 2009)

Oman 2 – Saudi Arabia 1 (International Friendly, August 12, 2009)

Singapore 1 – China 1 (Pens. 3-4) (International Friendly, August 12, 2009)


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