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Welsh mourning overshadows friendly results

Published: Thursday 1 March 2012, 0.05CET
Wales paid tribute to their former manager Gary Speed and Lionel Messi scored his first international hat-trick for Argentina. UEFA.com wraps up the results from tonight's friendlies.

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Published: Thursday 1 March 2012, 0.05CET

Welsh mourning overshadows friendly results

Wales paid tribute to their former manager Gary Speed and Lionel Messi scored his first international hat-trick for Argentina. UEFA.com wraps up the results from tonight's friendlies.

Football was almost a side issue in Cardiff, as Wales remembered former manager Gary Speed, who died in November, with a friendly game against Costa Rica. The visitors were 1-0 winners on the night, but Speed's replacement, Chris Coleman, did not take offence. "It was always going to be difficult under the circumstances," he said. "This was about one guy and it was important we were there to show our support."

Switzerland's friendly game against Argentina also had the look of a one-man show. Lionel Messi has rarely sparkled for his country as brightly as he does so regularly at FC Barcelona, but he made an exception in Berne, scoring his first international hat-trick in a 3-1 victory.

Armenia 3-1 Canada
Austria 3-1 Finland
Azerbaijan 0-2 Palestine
Croatia 1-3 Sweden
Cyprus 0-0 Serbia
Denmark 0-2 Russia
England 2-3 Netherlands
Georgia 2-1 Albania
Germany 1-2 France
Greece 1-1 Belgium
Hungary 1-1 Bulgaria
Israel 2-3 Ukraine
Italy 0-1 United States
Latvia 0-0 Kazakhstan
Luxembourg 2-1 Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Malta 2-1 Liechtenstein
Moldova 0-0 Belarus
Montenegro 2-1 Iceland
Northern Ireland 0-3 Norway
Poland 0-0 Portugal
Republic of Ireland 1-1 Czech Republic
Romania 1-1 Uruguay
Slovenia 1-1 Scotland
Spain 5-0 Venezuela
Switzerland 1-3 Argentina
Turkey 1-2 Slovakia
Wales 0-1 Costa Rica

Tuesday
Armenia 0-2 Serbia
Bosnia and Herzegovina 1-2 Brazil

Last updated: 05/12/13 19.01CET

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