World Cup 2014: Match results in preparation for this summer’s tournament

Ronaldo breaks record scoring his 49th international goal

Italy suffered a 1-0 lost against spain as teams prepare for this summer’s tournament in Brazil. 

Uruguay, also drawn in Group D, drew 1-1 in Austria, while Cristiano Ronaldo became Portugal‘s outright record scorer in a 5-1 win against Cameroon. He took his international tally to 49, two more than the previous record set by Pauleta

France, the 1998 winners, beat 2010 losing finalists Netherlands 2-0. Which ended the Netherlands’ 17-match unbeaten streak. Oranje hadn’t been defeated since the 15 of August 2012

After a difficult start to the season Benzema has scored 11 goals in his past 13 games for the Spanish leaders and carried his impressive form on to the international stage.
Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi was unable to inspire Argentina as they drew 0-0 against Romania, who failed to qualify for the World Cup finals.

Three-time World Cup winners Germany failed to impress in a fortunate 1-0 win over fellow 2014 finalists Chile in Stuttgart.

Belgium side packed with Premier League talent drew 2-2 against Ivory Coast Ex-Chelsea striker Didier Drogba halved the deficit, before former Leeds United winger Max Gradel scored a late leveller.

Ivory Coast have been drawn alongside Japan, Colombia and Greece in Group C.

Colombia lacked cutting edge as they drew 1-1 against visitors Tunisia, while Greece lost 2-0 at home against South Korea.

Ecuador produced a remarkable fightback from 3-0 down to finish with a 4-3 win against Australia at Millwall’s The Den.

Today, Brazil trashed South Africa with a whopping 5-0 in Johannesburg.

Thankfully, Daniel Sturridge scored a late winner as England marked their final match before Roy Hodgson names his provisional World Cup squad with a deserved victory over Denmark. (1-0)

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