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Martial, Giroud Shines As France Beat Italy 3-1, Silva Leads Spain Past Belgium

outplayed 3-1 in a high-octane friendly clash at the Stadio San Nicola in Bari, ahead of their qualification campaigns for 2018 World Cup in Russia.

franceAnthony opened the scoring for France in the 17th minute. World’s most expensive player , whipped in a decisive through ball to beat the Italian defence and picked Martial who only had the keeper to beat. Martial rushed in forward before launching a powerful strike from 18 yards out to beat Buffon.

A brilliant build up between Eder and Pelle clinched the equaliser for Italy. Eder rushed in through the right flank and sliced in a cross into the top box to pick Graziano Pelle, who launched a well-timed strike from six yards to clinch the equaliser.

giroudMinutes later Oliver put France ahead from a brilliant first time volley. Italy fumbled at the back and failed to clear away a set piece, which was headed back into the box by Kurzawa before found the net from a brilliant first-time volley.

After setting up the second goal, Kurzawa stepped up is game further to clinch the third goal for France.

martialThis was Giampiero Ventura’s first match as the new Italy head coach after ’s departure. Italy is set to face Israel in their first World Cup qualifier on September 5, while France will fly off to Belarus to begin their World Cup qualifiers campaign.

scored a brace to help thrash 2-0 in another friendly in Brussels.

david silva spainThe star got on the end of a back-pass from Vitolo in the 34th minute before launching a well-struck first time effort to beat three Belgium defenders and goalkeeper Courtois.

Spain earned a penalty after Jordan Lukaku tripped down Vitolo inside the box. David Silva scored from the spot in the 62nd minute and put the game to bed for Spain.

spainSpain are set to lock horns with Liechtenstein in their first qualification match, while Belgium are set to face Cyprus.

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