INTERNATIONALS: CAHILL SCORES IN ENGLAND WIN

May 30, 2014 Posted Under: News

Gary Cahill scored for England in their final friendly on home soil before this summer’s World Cup in Brazil. It is his second international goal, and his first at Wembley.

Our defender expertly headed home Leighton Baines’s second-half corner to double England’s advantage against Peru. Daniel Sturridge had opened the scoring in the first half with a curled shot from outside the box.

The victory was completed by Cahill’s centre-back partner, Phil Jagielka, who slotted home from another corner after Cahill had put pressure on the Peru goalkeeper.

Frank Lampard was an unused substitute. England travel to America to complete their preparation for this summer’s showpiece, which includes friendlies against Ecuador and Honduras, before their first game against Italy on 14 June.

Dominic Solanke and Izzy Brown, members of England’s Under-17 European Championship-winning squad, paraded that trophy around Wembley with their team-mates at half-time.

Lucas Piazon scored a wonderful effort for Brazil’s Under-21 side at the Toulon tournament in the south of France as the finalists crushed Qatar 7-0.

With the young Seleçao already 4-0 Piazon, who has been representing his country for the first time in three years at the youth tournament, curled home a beautiful left-footed shot from the edge of the box. Brazil scored two further goals in the second half and will play hosts France in the final on Sunday.

Both Josh McEachran and Nathaniel Chalobah played in England Under-20’s 1-1 draw with Colombia that guarantees their spot in Sunday’s 3rd/4th place play-off against Portugal.

McEachran was drafted into the starting line-up by Gareth Southgate but unfortunately limped off injured with just 19 minutes played, four minutes after Cauley Woodrow had given England the lead.

Chalobah came off the bench with six minutes remaining and the scores level, Colombia having equalised in the 69th minute, but the 19-year-old helped England close out the draw which extends their stay at the prestigious tournament. They will play Portugal on Sunday.

Charly Musonda scored twice as the Belgium Under-19 side defeated Greece 4-2 in the Elite Round of qualifying for July’s European Championships in Hungary. Musonda netted twice before Greece responded with two quicks in quick succession, but Belgium got back in front and won by two clear goals thanks to Siebe Schrijvers’s brace. Musonda was replaced with 11 minutes remaining. Belgium are second in their qualifying group with their destiny in their own hands – if they beat Portugal on Monday they will qualify for the Under-19 European Championship.

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