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Win for Maradona, loss for Beckham
February 12th, 2009 7AM

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Wednesday was a big day on the international calendar. In Diego Maradona's second game at Argentina coach, he was his team brush aside France, 2-0, on the road.

Euro 2008 champion Spain beat England, 2-0, in a match that saw David Beckham get his 104th cap, equaling Bobby Moore's record for most appearances by an England player other than a goalkeeper.

In World Cup 2010 qualifying, Robbie Keane scored twice in the last 20 minutes to lead Ireland past Georgia, 2-1.

WORLD CUP 2010 QUALIFYING
EUROPE
Group 1
Malta 0 Albania 0
Group 3
San Marino 0 Northern Ireland 3 (McAuley 6, McCann 32, Brunt 63).
Group 8
Ireland 2 (Keane pen. 73, 78) Georgia 1 (Iashvili 1).

ASIA
Group 1
Japan 0 Australia 0.
Uzbekistan 0 Bahrain 1 (Abdulrahman 90+4).
Group 2
North Korea 1 (Mun In-Guk 29) Saudi Arabia 0.
Iran 1 (Nekounam 60) South Korea 1 (Park Ji-Sung 81).

INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLIES
Venezuela 2 (Maldonado 65, Rondon 90+2) Guatemala 1 (Pezzarossi 52).
Colombia 2 (Marin 13, Torres 59) Haiti 0.
Peru 0 Paraguay 1 (Riveros 19).
Spain 2 (Villa 36, Llorente 82) England 0.
France 0 Argentina 2 (Gutierrez 41, Messi 83).
Austria 0 Sweden 2 (Elm 58, Kallstrom 63).
Belgium 2 (van Buyten 21, 86) Slovenia 0.
Switzerland 1 (Huggel 45) Bulgaria 1 (Popov 34).
Germany 0 Norway 1 (Grindheim 63).
Tunisia 1 (Saihi 66) Netherlands 1 (Huntelaar 61).
South Africa 0 Chile 2 (Valdivia 45+1, Sanchez 67).
Turkey 1 (Gokhan Unal 11) Ivory Coast 1 (Drogba 90+2).
Portugal 1 (Cristiano Ronaldo pen. 78) Finland 0.

 



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