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Posted on 18 August 2005  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

Paul Robinson and Jermain Defoe added to their cap-counts by featuring in the first half of England's heavy defeat to Denmark in Copenhagen.

The England No.1 can could claim another clean sheet as the game was goalless when he and Jermain took their leave at half-time. Goals from Rommedahl (60), Tomasson (63), Gravgaard (67) and Larsen 90 made it a miserable night for Sven Goran Eriksson's men who managed a solitary reply through Wayne Rooney three minutes from time.

Michael Carrick was an unused substitute.

Andy Reid was on the scoresheet for the Republic of Ireland against Italy after 32 minutes, but the Italians were already two goals to the good at Lansdowne Road and protected their lead through to the final whistle.

Teemu Tainio's Finland were in World Cup action and recorded a 3-0 win in Macedonia. However, Finland remain well off the Group 1 pace being set by Holland and the Czech Republic.

Sweden recorded an impressive friendly win over the Czechs in a game that marked the return of Henrik Larsson to international football. The striker duly netted before Erik Edman conceded a penalty for a foul on Jan Koller that led to an equaliser. Marcus Rosenberg scored the winner for the Swedes with what was a third goal in six minutes.

Mido turned out for Egypt in a friendly in Portugal, but it was ex-Spur Helder Postiga on the scoresheet with the home side's second in a 2-0 win.