There was plenty of action during Tuesday’s round of FIFA internationals, with Germany and Spain claiming wins, while England conceded for the first time since September.
Germany 0-1 Brazil:
Five-time World Cup winners Brazil stated their intent ahead of this year’s Russia finals as they shot down title holders Germany 1-0 at Olympiastadion Berlin.
Manchester City star Gabriel Jesus bagged the only goal of the game in the 37th minute as the Samba Kings ended the international break with a big win to build up confidence ahead of the June showpiece tournament.
England 1-1 Italy:
England conceded their first international goal in 624 minutes as Italy rescued a 1-1 draw at Wembley Stadium.
The Three Lions went ahead in the first half through Jamie Vardy, only for Lorenzo Insigne to fire home from the penalty spot with three minutes of normal time remaining to earn the Azzurri a respectable result.
Spain 6-1 Argentina
Spain showed no mercy as they hammered Argentina 6-1, with an injured Lionel Messi forced to watch on from the sidelines.
La Furia Roja opened the scoring after 12 minutes through Diego Costa, before Isco made it 2-0 with 27 minutes gone on the clock.
Argentina threatened to make a contest of it as Nicolas Otamendi pulled a goal back six minutes before half-time, although that would prove the end of the visitors’ resistance.
Isco restored Spain’s two-goal cushion with 52 minutes gone before the hosts found two goals in the space of a minute, with Iago Aspas firing home on 73 minutes before Isco grabbed his hat-trick less than 60 seconds later.
The Spanish weren’t done yet, though, as Thiago Alcantara drilled home the final nail in the Argentina coffin with 17 minutes of time remaining.