INTERNATIONALS: SCHURRLE SCORES AS GERMANY CRUISE

Jun 06, 2014 Posted Under: News

Andre Schurrle was on target for Germany as they warmed up for the World Cup with a 6-1 win over Armenia.

The Chelsea winger, who started for Joachim Low’s side, opened the scoring seven minutes into the second half, finishing well at the near post from Lukas Podolski’s cross.

Podolski restored Germany’s lead after Armenia had equalised from the penalty spot, with further goals from Benedikt Howedes, Miroslav Klose and a Mario Gotze brace capping a comfortable night’s work.

Schurrle was replaced by Gotze after 75 minutes.

The one negative for Germany was the sight of Marco Reus leaving the stadium in tears after sustaining an ankle injury towards the end of the first half.

It is not yet known whether the injury will prevent him from travelling to Brazil with the rest of the squad.

Germany open their World Cup campaign against Portugal a week on Monday.

Elsewhere, there were five Chelsea players involved as Brazil beat Serbia 1-0 in Sao Paolo.

Fred scored the only goal of the game 13 minutes into the second half for Brazil, for whom both Oscar and David Luiz started.

Oscar was replaced by Chelsea team-mate Willian early in the second half, with Ramires an unused substitute. David Luiz played the whole game.

Branislav Ivanovic captained Serbia and played the full 90 minutes, as did Nemanja Matic.

Brazil open the World Cup against Croatia next Thursday.

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