May 31, 2010
Legends on the guest list for Los Blancos line-up included Luis Figo and French World Cup winners Christian Karembeu and Zinedine Zidane, even x Liverpool star McManaman also got a place on the Real bench. The Italians also called up a selection of stars from yesteryear including Franco Baresi, Paolo Maldini, Rui Costa and Marco Simone.
Goals came thick and fast to the delight of the crowd, milan went 2-0 up lead through goals from Simone and Rui Costa.Real then came back Butragueno and Amavisca in the first half, while after the break Alfonso put Real 3-2 up, Rui Costa then hit his second , Alfonso’s penalty at the end gave the game to the hosts 4-3.
May 30, 2010
Two own goals gave england their send off win today with a 2-1 win playing japan.Japan took a shock lead within 10 minutes but england’s blushes where saved at the end with two late own goals after lampard missed a penalty.
The match was the final chance for England hopefuls to impress boss Fabio Capello, Capello fielded 17 different players and tried two formations , a first-half 4-4-2 followed by a more compact 4-4-1-1 for half an hour in the second half.
Seven players now wait there fate as Capello names his 23-man squad for the World Cup finals he has to submit his squad on Tuesday question is who will be disappointed.
May 30, 2010
World Cup friendlies weekend kicked off yesterday as spain just won over turkey in a close affair.
A goal in extra time from Fernando Llorente gave Spain victory against Saudi Arabia 3-2, in the World Cup friendly warm up played in Innesbruck in Austria on yesterday.
Saudi Arabia went ahead in the 17th minute, with a goal from Hawsawi, and then David Villa scored the equaliser in the 31st minute.
Xabi Alonso put Spain ahead in the 60th minute, but Saudi Arabia equalised with a goal from Al Numare in the 74th.
The Spanish winning goal came in the 92nd minute from Fernando Llorente
While in the USA Altidore and Clint Dempsey scored second half goals, both off Landon Donovan assists, to give the United States a 2-1 win over Turkey in the last match before they leave for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
See Highlights from both games below
May 29, 2010