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From the Back Pages: 9/8/2010


INTERNATIONAL ROUNDUP:

 

SwitzerlandEngland
Wayne Rooney scored a goal in the 10th minute before being brought off in the 79th. Carrick played no part in the festivities, sitting on the bench for the 2nd straight game

EuroScoreboard

 

MORE ON ENGLAND'S WIN:

ScotlandLiechtenstein
Captain Darren Fletcher played all 90 minutes in a nailbiter at Hampden Park. Stephen McManus (now at M'boro) scored the winner in the 90th+6.

  • ESPN: Last-gasp McManus saves Scotland
  • Sky Sports: VIDEO: Levein admits Scotland relief
  • Sky Sports: Fletcher reveals big influences
  • STV.tv: Darren Fletcher must stop trying to do it all for Scotland

IrelandAndorra
Darron Gibson came on in the 61st minute, and John O'Shea went out after 74 minutes.

 

NorwayPortugal
Nani played all 90 minutes in Oslo.

  • National Post (Canada): Portugal blunders again against Norway
  • ESPN: Huseklepp piles on misery
  • Goal.com: Eduardo blunder gifts Erik Huseklepp winning goal and piles on more misery on Portuguese

SerbiaSlovenia
Nemanja Vidic was cautioned for unsporting behaviour in the 89th minute and finished all 90 minutes.

 

EnglandLithuaniaU21
United loanee Danny Welbeck had a brace against Lithuania, playing the entire match. Tom Cleverley started the match and came off in the 64th minute.

PortugalMacedoniaU21
Bebe had the only goal for most of the match, scoring in the 23rd minute. After Portugal made it 2-0, he was brought off in the 88th minute. The teams then traded goals in the 90th minute to make the final score 3-1.

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SKoreaIran
Ji-Sung Park played in this game, but I haven't been able to find his minutes.

 

VenezuelaEcuador
Valencia played all 90 minutes and will be glad for the extra day of rest to travel back to England.

I also had a hard time finding links and only came up with this one:

  • USA Today: Venezuela defeats Ecuador 1-0 in friendly

MexicoColombia
Not finding anything on Chicharito's minutes, but he did play.

  • Goal.com: Late goal sends Tricolor to victory
  • Canadian Press: Mexico edges Colombia 1-0 on late goal by Elias Hernandez
  • USA Today: Mexico edges Colombia 1-0 with late goal

 

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