Turkey 0-4 Brazil
Turkey’s first home friendly against the South American heavyweights since May 1956 ended in a resounding defeat at Fenerbahçe SK’s Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium. Neymar scored in either half for Dunga’s men, the FC Barcelona forward’s efforts sandwiching Semih Kaya’s own goal and a strike by Willian just before the break.
Norway 0-1 Estonia
A goal from Konstantin Vassiljev was enough for Estonia to clinch victory at Ullevaal Stadion. The GKS Piast Gliwice midfielder scored after 24 minutes following good work by Ken Kallaste. A subdued Norway side struggled to create chances before the break, but in the second half the home team fashioned enough to warrant a draw. However, some wayward finishing and several smart saves by Mikhel Aksalu meant it was the Baltic selection who ran out narrow winners.
Michael Carrick will miss England‘s qualifier against Slovenia on Saturday with a groin problem. The Manchester United FC midfielder, who has not played for his country since October 2013, sustained what the Football Association (FA) describe as a “minor” injury in training this morning.
Faroe Islands coach Lars Olsen has reported a clean bill of health for his side’s Group F qualifier against Greece on Friday. Speaking after training at Panionios GSS’s Nea Smyrni Stadium, Olsen said: “No one is injured. Maybe some players have sore legs, but every man seems to be fit for the fight.” The Faroese season ended almost three weeks ago, but Olsen is not too concerned about his charges’ lack of match action. “No, I wouldn’t say that [it is a problem], but of course it would have been better if they were still playing league games.”
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