Friday, August 12, 2011

Preparing for the big games

With bigger matches on the horizon, a day in August was set aside for Friendly matches and one Euro qualifier in with Northern Ireland sailed 4-0 past the Faroe Islands. Venezuela, who had enjoyed a successful Copa America, lost 2-1 to El Salvador and 2-0 to Honduras on neutral grounds in a matter of days while in another friendly match Senegal lost 2-0 at home to Morocco and in a friendly tournament in the Seychelles, the Maldives were hammered 5-1 by their hosts. In prestigious matches in Europe Germany defeated Brazil 3-2 while world champions Spain lost 2-1 in Italy and Chile drew 1-1 away to France to remain highly ranked.