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Andrew Tibot 21st Mar 2016 - 14:32

International Friendly Opta Facts - March 24 - 26

Czech Republic v Scotland

The Czech Republic have won each of their last three home matches against the Tartan Army.

Scotland have won just one of their last six internationals against the Czech Republic (W1 D1 L4).

Pavel Vrba's side have won four of their last six internationals, losing the other two.

Steven Fletcher has scored four goals in his last two appearances for Scotland.

Ladislav Krejci has scored in both of his last two internationals for the Czechs.

Gordon Strachan is looking to win successive away games as manager of the Tartan Army for the first time since March 2014 (a run of three wins).

Scotland have lost just two friendlies under Gordon Strachan (W5 D2), both of which were against England.

Scotland have scored in nine of their last 10 away internationals, the exception being their 1-0 loss in Georgia in September.


Wales v Northern Ireland

Wales are unbeaten in seven internationals against Northern Ireland (W4 D3).

This will be the first match contested between the two in Wales since a 2-2 draw in a World Cup 2006 qualifier in September 2004 - Northern Ireland took a 2-0 lead before being pegged back.

In that game, three players were sent off - Robbie Savage for Wales, and Michael Hughes and David Healy for Northern Ireland.

The Green and White Army's last win over Wales was in May 1980 - Noel Brotherston scored the winner that day to hand Northern Ireland a Home Nations crown.

Wales' loss to the Netherlands in November is their only defeat in nine at home (W5 D3).

Michael O'Neill has never won an away friendly during his time as Northern Ireland manager (D2 L5).

In fact, the last time Northern Ireland scored in an away non-competitive international was in August 2006 v Finland.


Republic of Ireland v Switzerland

This will be the first international meeting between the two nations since 2005, which ended in a 0-0 draw at Lansdowne Road.

Switzerland are unbeaten in their last four contests with the Green Army (W2 D2).

The last Irish win over Switzerland came in March 1992, when Jack Charlton's side won 2-1 in a friendly. Roy Hodgson was managing the Swiss in that game, in what was his first loss as manager of them.

The Boys in Green have lost just one of their last five internationals at home to Switzerland (W3 D1).

Switzerland have been beaten just twice in their last 13 international games (W9 D2).

Martin O'Neill is unbeaten in his last nine home matches as the manager of the Republic of Ireland (W6 D3).

Republic of Ireland have scored in 17 of their last 18 internationals at the Aviva Stadium.

Jonathan Walters has scored four goals in his last four home games for the Republic of Ireland.


Germany v England

England have lost each of the last two meetings with Germany, a 4-1 defeat in a last 16 clash in the 2010 World Cup and a 1-0 defeat in a friendly in November 2013.

However, the Three Lions have won both their previous visits to Germany - a famous 5-1 win in a World Cup qualifier in September 2001 and a 2-1 victory in a friendly in November 2008.

Roy Hodgson will be the eighth different manager to lead an England side away in Germany (including East and West Germany), following Walter Winterbottom, Alf Ramsey, Joe Mercer, Ron Greenwood, Bobby Robson, Sven-Goran Eriksson and Fabio Capello.

England haven't kept a clean sheet in any of their last six meetings with Germany (W2 L4), conceding 10 goals.

England haven't lost back to back away games since October 1993, when they lost three in a row.

The last six goals scored by England players have been scored by a different one each time (Rooney, Alli, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Barkley, Sterling and Walcott).


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