Austria outplayed a toothless Germany to win 2-0 in their friendly on Tuesday, ending their year on a high while piling more pressure on the embattled Euro 2024 hosts who had Leroy Sane sent off early in the second half.
Visitors Turkey shocked Euro 2024 hosts Germany 3-2 in a friendly on Saturday to spoil coach Julian Nagelsmann's home debut after taking the job in September.
Stand-in captain Yannick Carrasco scored in the second minute as Belgium edged Serbia 1-0 in a behind-closed-doors friendly on Wednesday in which both countries fielded fringe players with an eye on next year's European Championship.
Despite slow starts to both of its international friendlies, Mexico bounced back against Ghana and Germany as Lozano and Antuna grabbed headlines.
Giovanni Reyna scored his first goals for the United States since 2021 in an impressive friendly win over Ghana at Geodis Park in Nashville on Tuesday night.
Mexico drew with Germany on Tuesday in a friendly in front of more than 62,000 fans at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.
Australia's soccer players have followed their cricketing counterparts by defending the Ashes in London, albeit they have done so with a victory, defeating New Zealand 2-0.
Germany showed that in critical moments, compared to the USMNT, the world's best teams have that extra bit of quality -- especially the ability to turn opportunities into goals.
A superb solo goal from Christian Pulisic wasn't enough for the United States as Germany fought back to win 3-1 in Saturday's international friendly at a nearly sold-out Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut.
In the end, Australia's 1-0 defeat against England won't be remembered as fondly as the famous meeting between the two sides 20 years ago. But even if the Socceroos snatched an unlikely result, one wonders if it would have hit the same as then anyway.
England's Ollie Watkins marked his international return with a second-half winner as their much-changed side beat Australia 1-0 in a friendly at a wet Wembley Stadium on Friday.
Goals from PSV Eindhoven's Hirving "Chucky" Lozano and Cruz Azul's Uriel Antuna clinched a 2-0 friendly victory for Mexico against Ghana on Saturday.
United States defender Chris Richards said that the Americans retain the utmost respect for Germany ahead of Saturday's friendly, despite the Euro 2024 hosts' recent struggles.
Socceroos coach Graham Arnold has hailed Massimo Luongo's resurgence after calling up the midfielder for the first time in four years.