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Three Lions roar past Brazil

England gave an assured performance against Luiz Felipe Scolari’s Brazil, recording their first win over the five-time World Cup winners since 1990 on Wednesday night at Wembley. Ronaldinho had a chance to open the scoring in his unofficial 100th appearance for the Selecao but was denied from the penalty spot by Joe Hart. Eight minutes later, Wayne Rooney showed the 32-year-old how to finish, stroking a loose ball into the back of the net after a good save by Julio Cesar.

Substitute Fred equalised swiftly after half-time before one of Roy Hodgson’s own introductions, Frank Lampard, smashed the Three Lions back into the lead.


A blistering first 20 minutes in Stockholm were enough for Argentina to continue their winning form, as they downed Sweden 3-2 at the Friends Arena. Gonzalo Higuain opened the scoring early on, but that was cancelled out by Jonas Olsson’s header. The equaliser only served to spur on the visitors though, as Sergio Aguero struck twice to make it 3-1, before Rasmus Elm struck a stunning late consolation.


Pedro’s brace helped Spain script an easy 3-1 victory over Uruguay. ain proved too good for Uruguay with Pedro double scoring twice brace dfore  horrible error from Fernando Muslera saw Cesc Fabregas give Spain the lead after 15 minutes, but Uruguay restored parity with a well taken goal by Cristian Rodriguez to enter half-time all square.  But the European and world champions would take control of the game in the second period, as Pedro scored six minutes after the restart, before striking his second with a quarter of an hour remaining to seal the game.
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