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Jon Riley 9th Aug 2010 - 10:48

International Friendlies - Opta Facts

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England v Hungary

  • England are unbeaten in their last 12 meetings with Hungary, with their last defeat to the Hungarians coming in the 1962 World Cup finals (1-2).
  • Hungary have lost eight of their nine trips to England, with their solitary victory coming in the historic 6-3 victory at Wembley in 1953.
  • The last meeting between these two sides ended in a 3-1 victory for England, with Steven Gerrard, John Terry and Peter Crouch grabbing the goals.
  • England have won six and drawn one of their friendly internationals at home under Fabio Capello.
  • Hungary have lost three and drawn one of their last four internationals, conceding 13 goals in the process.
  • Hungary have won just once in their last nine matches, losing on seven occasions.

Sweden v Scotland

  • Sweden have won four and drawn one of their last five internationals, keeping three clean sheets during this period.
  • The Swedes have won their last four games at home, scoring exactly four goals in three of those matches.
  • None of Scotland's last nine international matches have ended in a draw and in eight of those games, the winning side have kept a clean sheet.
  • Craig Levein's side have lost four away matches in a row, failing to score a goal in any of these games.
  • Sweden defeated Scotland 4-1 in their last international meeting in a 2004 friendly.

Montenegro v Northern Ireland

  • Northern Ireland have not won an international match in nine attempts, losing their last four in a row.
  • Nigel Worthington's side have not scored for 602 consecutive minutes of international football.
  • Montenegro have lost three successive matches, all by one goal.
  • Montenegro have lost only once in their last five home internationals, this coming in their last game against Albania (0-1).

Rep of Ireland v Argentina

  • Argentina have won nine of their last 10 internationals, with their solitary defeat in this period coming in their last match, a 4-0 defeat to Germany at the World Cup.
  • None of Argentina's last 11 matches away from home have ended in a draw.
  • The Republic of Ireland have won their last two matches, but their last defeat came against Argentina's South American rivals Brazil (2-0).
  • Giovanni Trapattoni's side have won their last three friendlies at home, conceding only one goal in the process.
  • This will be the first-ever international between Argentina and Republic of Ireland.

Wales v Luxembourg

  • Wales have won all five of their previous international matches against Luxembourg.
  • Luxembourg have only ever scored one goal in 450 minutes of football against the Welsh.
  • Wales defeated Luxembourg 2-0 in their last meeting; a friendly in March 2008 with Freddy Eastwood scoring a brace.
  • Luxembourg have won just one of their last 21 international matches.
  • Wales have not drawn an international game since November 2007; a run of 22 matches.




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