Italy v USA, France v Uruguay & Brazil v Cameroon

Got a TV Licence?You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.Find out moreSummaryPortugal v Poland – Portugal already in finals, Poland already relegatedA draw for Poland would put Germany in Pot 2 for Euro 2020 qualifyingBrazil playing Cameroon in friendly in Milton KeynesItaly v USA (19:45 GMT) & France v Uruguay (20:00 GMT) in friendliesLive ReportingBy Emma SandersAll times stated are UKGet involvedSend a text to 81111 (charged at your standard message rate)Twitter: Use the hashtag #bbcfootballFacebook: BBC SportPosted at 19:4019:40Post updateBrazil 0-0 CameroonAllan comes close for Brazil after he checks back inside onto his right foot. His shot from close-range is palmed away for a corner.Meanwhile, Neymar has jogged off the pitch clutching his groin and there’s some concern.The supporters aren’t happy. They are booing! Do they think he’s faking or are they sad he’s down injured? Who knows…Posted at 19:3619:36Team newsItaly v USA (19:45 GMT)Sassuolo’s 23-year-old midfielder Stefano Sensi is making his international debut for Italy tonight in their friendly with USA.Giorgio Chiellini, who picked up his 100th cap last week, is not in the starting XI but Leonardo Bonucci captains Italy at centre-back. And to follow the theme of footballers with names of food (see earlier post regarding Yaya Banana), Italian forward Kevin Lasagna starts. USA’s starting XI has an average age of 22 years and 71 days and includes Borussia Dortmund star Christian Pulisic. Posted at 19:3419:34KICK-OFFBrazil 0-0 CameroonIt’s a bit late but we’re eventually under way in Milton Keynes. Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino, wearing blue this evening, kicks things off. Posted at 19:3319:33Mancini’s Italy in need of a winItaly v USA (19:45 GMT)Italy missed out on a place in the Nations League semi-finals after they were pipped to the top by Portugal.They avoided relegation at least – something Germany and World Cup finalists Croatia were unable to achieve. Roberto Mancini has been rebuilding the side since they failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1958 this summer. They dropped down the world rankings and have managed to win just one game since but can they grab another this evening?They take on a USA side who are currently ranked 23rd in the world – just four places below Italy – in tonight’s friendly. The American squad has some talent – 20-year-old midfielder Christian Pulisic has been ripping it up for Borussia Dortmund, while 18-year-old forward Timothy Weah is making a name for himself at Paris Saint-Germain.Getty ImagesCopyright: Getty ImagesPosted at 19:3119:31Post updateAlbania 0-0 WalesPosted at 19:2919:29Post updateBrazil v Cameroon (19:30 GMT)Neymar has scored three goals in his last five games for Brazil – all of which were friendlies.They have won all of those games too and have not conceded a goal since losing to Belgium in the World Cup quarter-final.Getty Images/BBC SportCopyright: Getty Images/BBC SportPosted at 19:2919:29’Playing Brazil is always special’Brazil v Cameroon (19:30 GMT)Clarence Seedorf’s illustrious career has taken him all over the world but, perhaps unsurprisingly, a visit to Milton Keynes is a new experience for him. It could be a memorable one too.That does not rely on him seeing the town’s famous concrete cows, or counting its many roundabouts – rather it depends on the outcome of tonight’s game when his Cameroon side play Brazil at Stadium MK, a slightly surreal sounding venue for them to meet in a friendly.The 42-year-old and his assistant, fellow Dutchman Patrick Kluivert, have been in charge of the African champions since August.This is their biggest test yet, and it is one that Seedorf is clearly relishing.Here’s what he told BBC’s World Service.Getty ImagesCopyright: Getty ImagesPosted at 19:2519:25England’s U21s cruise to victoryDenmark U21 1-5 England U21Earlier this evening, England’s Under-21s cruised to victory in their friendly in Denmark to extend their unbeaten run to 22 matches.Demarai Gray opened the scoring before Dominic Solanke and Dominic Calvert-Lewin both scored two goals apiece.You can read the full report on that match here.Getty ImagesCopyright: Getty ImagesPosted at 19:2019:20Who’s up and who’s down?England clinched their place at next year’s finals in dramatic style, while Germany have been relegated to the second tier. Northern Ireland are also down, but Scotland could be promoted.The Nations League group stage comes to an end in this international break, with nine important spots left to decide.Twenty-four of the 28 group winners, promotion and relegation places have been decided so far.Here’s what everyone else needs.Getty ImagesCopyright: Getty ImagesPosted at 19:1819:18Get Involved#bbcfootball or text 81111 (UK only)The end is nigh. The Nations League group stages come to an end tonight when the final seven matches are played. It was greeted with disregard and a lack of interest when it kicked off in September but it’s set alight in recent weeks. How do you feel about the tournament now it’s almost over?Let me know using #bbcfootball or by texting 81111 (UK only).Posted at 19:1719:17Team newsBrazil v Cameroon (19:30 GMT)Plenty of Premier League interest for this international friendly taking place in……Milton Keynes.Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson starts for Brazil, with club team-mate Danilo at right-back. Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino leads the line up top, with Chelsea’s Willian playing on the wing.PSG superstar Neymar also plays.Brazil XI: Ederson, Danilo, Marquinhos, Pablo, Sandro, Allan, Paulinho, Arthur, Willian, Neymar, Firmino.Brighton defender Gaetan Bong starts for Cameroon, as does the brilliantly-named defender Yaya Banana.Posted at 19:1619:16Bang in form BrazilBrazil v Cameroon (19:30 GMT)Five wins and five clean sheets.Brazil have done pretty well since being knocked out of the World Cup quarter-finals by Belgium in July.Back-to-back wins over Argentina and Uruguay mean Brazil head into their friendly with Cameroon in great form.Cameroon, who dropped out the top 50 in Fifa’s world rankings this year, have picked up just one win in their last four Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. It’s been over a year since they last faced a “big country” – losing 3-1 to Germany in the Confederations Cup in 2017.They will have their work cut out for them tonight against Neymar, Philippe Coutinho and co. Getty ImagesCopyright: Getty ImagesPosted at 19:1319:13Wales and Scotland’s gamesYou can follow live updates on Scotland’s final Nations League match with Israel with our friends at BBC Scotland.There is radio commentary of that game too.Albania are also hosting Wales in an international friendly and that match can be followed over here and listened to on BBC Radio Wales.Posted at 19:1019:10What’s at stake?Portugal v Poland (19:45 GMT)Portugal are already through to the Nations League semi-finals after drawing 0-0 with Italy on Saturday.They will join England, the Netherlands and Switzerland in the finals, which are being held in Portugal.They are simply playing for pride this evening but the result could have a big effect on Germany.Getty ImagesCopyright: Getty ImagesPoland, who are already relegated to the second tier, are currently in the bottom two teams of the A Groups.If they lose this evening, they will drop into the group of second seeds for Euro 2020 qualifying, along with Iceland.But a victory or a draw for Poland would move them above Germany, the losers of Group A1.Poland currently have just one point to Germany’s two but they have a superior goal difference (-2 to Germany’s -4), meaning a draw would be sufficient.Posted at 19:0819:08Post updateEven when Germany aren’t playing, they are still involved. And things could get even worse if the result goes against them in Portugal’s match with Poland.Here’s why…Getty ImagesCopyright: Getty ImagesPosted at 19:0619:06Passing on instructionsFT: Germany 2-2 NetherlandsWhat made the Netherlands’ draw even better was that centre-back Virgil van Dijk had been instructed to go up front for the final few minutes via a piece of paper. Manager Ronald Koeman passed on handwritten directions, penned by his back-up team, to full-back Kenny Tete which prompted Van Dijk to press forward.”I got a note from [my assistants] Dwight Lodeweges and Kees van Wonderen,” said Koeman.”When we were 2-0 down they asked me if we should change things around and I said ‘yes’.”Next thing I knew I had the note. So I gave it to Kenny. And in the end it’s fantastic that the equaliser came from the guy who was told on the note to push up front.”Former Dutch international Rafael van der Vaart tweeted this piece of gold afterwards…Posted at 19:0219:02Late drama as Dutch qualifyFT: Germany 2-2 NetherlandsLast night, Virgil van Dijk’s 90th-minute equaliser against Germany sent the Netherlands through to the semi-finals of the Nations League following a dramatic late fightback at the Veltins-Arena.The Liverpool centre-back volleyed in from close range from Tonny Vilhena’s cross after Dutch winger Quincy Promes had scored their first five minutes earlier, drilling in from the edge of the box.Timo Werner and Leroy Sane had given Germany a 2-0 lead at half-time but they couldn’t hold on.The Netherlands finished top of Group A1 as a result, ahead of world champions France and will join England, Portugal and Switzerland in next summer’s finals.Read the full match report here.Getty ImagesCopyright: Getty ImagesPosted at 19:0019:00Post updateSuperstars. Everywhere.Getty ImagesCopyright: Getty ImagesThere are seven Nations League matches taking place tonight including Portugal v Poland (19:45 GMT).And another five international friendlies. France, Brazil and Italy are all in action.So grab a brew and some choccy biscuits, we’re in for a treat.Getty ImagesCopyright: Getty ImagesScoresFilter by section. Currently selected: Int FriendliesTuesday 20th November 2018
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