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International round-up

Posted on 19 November 2008  - 12:00

The lowdown on how our lads on international duty fared in Wednesday night's friendlies...

International round-up

Darren Bent played his part in England's famous 2-1 international friendly win over Germany in Berlin on Wednesday night.

The striker came off the bench at half-time for his first Three Lions appearance in a year as Fabio Capello's side secured a fifth straight win under his guidance.

Darren entered the fray with the score at 1-0 to England and had the chance to double the lead around the hour mark, latching onto a throughball and rounding goalkeeper Tim Wiese before slipping as he was about to shoot.

But ‘Benty' remained a threat throughout the half which resulted in captain John Terry scoring England's winner six minutes from time.

Elsewhere, Gareth Bale and Chris Gunter were also key players in an impressive home nations win, this time for Wales in Denmark.

And it was Gareth who made a telling contribution, setting up Craig Bellamy for the only goal of the game on 77 minutes.

But there was no such luck for Alan Hutton and Scotland as they were defeated by Diego Maradona's Argentina at Hampden Park.

Alan did play the full 90 minutes, however, having returned to the international fold following his foot injury earlier this season.

Didier Zokora's Ivory Coast were also in international friendly action on Wednesday night, earning a 2-2 draw against Israel in Tel Aviv.