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Daily Links: 7 Days to World Cup

We're only a week away!

Richard Heathcote
Friendlies Round-up

England 2 - Ecuador 2

The experiment did not go quite as planned as Roy Hodgson's men was held to a draw by Ecuador. Wayne Rooney and Rickie Lambert scored England's goals while Raheem Sterling saw red after a scuffle.

Italy 1 - Luxembourg 1

Minnows Luxembourg snatch a late equalizer against a poor Italy, as they shocked the four time World Cup champion.

Uruguay 2 - Slovenia 0

Uruguay proves that there is more to their side than Luis Suarez as goals from Edinson Cavani and Christian Stuani give them a win over Slovenia.

Argentina 3 - Trinidad and Tobago 0

Argentina earn a comprehensive win over Caribbean opposition Trinidad and Tobago, with Rodrigo Palacio, Maxi Rodriguez, and Javier Mascherano on target for the home side.

Chile 2 - Northern Ireland 0

Chile earn an encouraging win over Northern Ireland, with Eduardo Vargas and Mauricio Pinilla on the score-sheet. Arturo Vidal also comes off the bench in what was a welcomed sight for Chile's supporters.

Netherlands 2 - Wales 0

Arjen Robben strike twice to give Netherlands another win in their World Cup preparation. Robin van Persie was subbed off at halftime but played down injury concern insisting it was "precaution".

El Salvador 1 - Ivory Coast 2

Ivory Coast proves to be too strong as they defeated El Salvador by two goals to one. Gervinho and Didier Drogba got the goals for the African side.

Algeria 2 - Romania 1

Algeria's 2-1 win was marred by crowd problems as the game had to be stopped for 15 minutes with fans throwing bottles and lighting flares.

Ronaldo had tendinosis; trains separately

Portugal's captain, Cristiano Ronaldo has been diagnosed with tendinosis, which forces him to train separately from the rest of Portugal's squad along with Raul Meireles and Pepe.

Belgium's friendly downgraded

After one substitution too many, Belgium's 5-1 win over Luxembourg has been downgraded to practice match. This decision means that Adnan Janujaz official debut does not stand, while  Romelu Lukaku's goal tally remains at six despite scoring a hat-trick in the match.

Hong Myung-bo confident of progression

Despite a 1-0 loss to Tunisia, South Korea's head coach Hong Myung-bo is confident that his side can secure progression from their group. South Korea start their World Cup campaign against Russia on jUne 17th.