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12.08.2009 23:55

No defeats for Barça’s internationals

Berta Brau

The international fixtures featuring Barça players on Wednesday ended in wins or draws for their teams. Piqué scored for Spain while Messi and Márquez were unable to turn out in their games due to injury.

There were only wins and draws for Barça players in the international fixtures they appeared in on Wednesday.

Piqué scores for Spain

_2RS8538_1.jpgXavi, Carles Puyol and Gerard Piqué were in Vicente Del Bosque’s starting XI for Spain’s friendly with Macedonia. Sergio Busquets came on in the second half. The Macedonians took a two goal lead but Spain mounted an epic comeback in the second half with three goals in just five minutes.

The second of them was scored by Barça’s Gerard Piqué. Fernando Torres and Riera notched the other two in a win the team dedicated to Dani Jarque.

Abidal doesn’t play for France

Eric Abidal stayed on the bench for the full 90 minutes of France’s 1-0 win away at the Faroe Islands in a World Cup 2010 qualifying game. Thierry Henry was not called up for the game due to problems with his Achilles tendons in both legs.

Alves in second half

Brazil featuring Dani Alves beat Estonia in Tallinn with a goal from Luis Fabiano. Dani Alves came on in the 59th minute for Maicon, and received a tough challenge which saw Dmitri Kruglov get a straight red card.

Guddy and Touré draw, Keita wins

Eidur Gudjohnsen got a 1-1 draw in the game between Iceland and Slovakia, while Ivory Coast and Touré Yaya played out a goalless draw with Tunisia. Keita was in the starting XI for Mali’s 3-0 win over Burkina Faso.
Photos: RFEF
Photos: RFEF
Argentina and México missing Messi and Márquez
Even though star player Leo Messi was missing due to muscle problems, Argentina still beat Russia 3-2 in a friendly at the Lokomotiv Stadium in Moscow. Mexico beat the US 2-1 in a game that Rafa Márquez couldn’t play in due to a muscle tear in his left calf.

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