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Switzerland stun Croatia, Belgium triumph

Published: Thursday 16 August 2012, 0.41CET
On a busy night of friendlies, Switzerland registered an impressive 4-2 win in Croatia, Belgium overcame the Netherlands by the same score and England, Spain and Portugal also won.

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Published: Thursday 16 August 2012, 0.41CET

Switzerland stun Croatia, Belgium triumph

On a busy night of friendlies, Switzerland registered an impressive 4-2 win in Croatia, Belgium overcame the Netherlands by the same score and England, Spain and Portugal also won.

Switzerland will go into their 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign full of confidence after recording an impressive 4-2 win in Croatia in the first international action of the season. 

Belgium's exciting crop of talent came of age during an identical victory against the Netherlands, and in a re-run of their UEFA EURO 2012 quarter-final, England rallied from a goal behind to beat Italy. Spain and Portugal also won, while Didier Deschamps' first game in charge of France ended goalless.

Wednesday's friendly results
Albania 0-0 Moldova
Armenia 1-2 Belarus
Austria 2-0 Turkey
Azerbaijan 3-0 Bahrain
Belgium 4-2 Netherlands

Bulgaria 1-0 Cyprus
Croatia 2-4 Switzerland
Denmark 1-3 Slovakia
England 2-1 Italy

Estonia 1-0 Poland
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 1-0 Lithuania
France 0-0 Uruguay

Germany 1-3 Argentina

Hungary 1-1 Israel
Iceland 2-0 Faroe Islands
Luxembourg 1-2 Georgia
Montenegro 2-0 Latvia
Northern Ireland 3-3 Finland
Norway 2-3 Greece
Puerto Rico 1-2 Spain
Portugal 2-0 Panama
Russia 1-1 Ivory Coast

Scotland 3-1 Australia
Serbia 0-0 Republic of Ireland
Slovenia 4-3 Romania
Sweden 0-3 Brazil
Wales 0-2 Bosnia and Herzegovina
Ukraine 0-0 Czech Republic

Last updated: 05/12/13 3.34CET

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