Schedule overview: Bundesliga stars in international action

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Tuesday, 29 March

FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifiers


USA 4-0 Guatemala

Borussia Dortmund teenager Christian Pulisic came off the bench for his senior international debut as the USA swept aside Guatemala in Columbus, Ohio. The attacking midfielder played the final nine minutes for Jürgen Klinsmann's team, who are now second in their group.

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Mexico 2-0 Canada

Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder Marco Fabian played a starring role for Mexico in their win over Canada, winning a penalty for the opening goal and playing the pass that led to El Tri's second. Bayer 04 Leverkusen's Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez made an appearance from the bench in the second half.

Costa Rica 3-0 Jamaica

SV Darmstadt 98 left-back Junior Diaz played the final six minutes as group leaders Costa Rica sealed a comfortable victory over Jamaica.


South Korea P-P Kuwait

South Korea's scheduled clash with Kuwait in Daegu was postponed due to FIFA-imposed sanctions on the Western Asian country. That meant a much-needed rest for FC Augsburg pair Ja-Cheol Koo and Jeong-Ho Hong, Borussia Dortmund's Joo-Ho Park and TSG 1899 Hoffenheim's Jin-Su Kim.

Australia 5-1 Jordan

Bayer 04 Leverkusen's Robbie Kruse and FC Ingolstadt 04's Mathew Leckie both started as Australia finished off their AFC second qualifying round Group B campaign with a comprehensive win over Jordan. The Socceroos are into the third round, and have qualified for the 2019 Asian Cup, having picked up 21 points from eight games. VfB Stuttgart goalkeeper Mitchell Langerak was an unused substitute in Sydney.

Japan 5-0 Syria

Borussia Dortmund's Shinji Kagawa scored a brace as Japan dismissed Syria to conclude their AFC second qualifying round undefeated at the top of Group E. Hertha Berlin's Genki Haraguchi came off the bench to complete the scoring in injury-time. Eintracht Frankfurt's Makoto Hasebe captained the side on his 98th cap, with Hamburger SV's Gotoku Sakai and Hannover 96's Hotaru Yamaguchi also starting for Vahid Halilhodzic's men. Yamaguchi's club teammate Hiroshi Kiyotake was a late substitute, whilst Die Roten's third representative, Hiroki Sakai, remained on the bench.


Colombia 3-1 Ecuador

Dortmund's Adrian Ramos played the final 11 minutes to help Colombia beat Ecuador in Barranquilla and move up to fifth in the qualifying table.

Paraguay 2-2 Brazil

FC Ingolstadt 04's Dario Lezcano scored his third goal in two games for the hosts to help them establish a 2-0 lead, but the five-time FIFA World Cup winners hit back to take a point. Wolfsburg's Luiz Gustavo played 70 minutes, while Bayern's Douglas Costa was an unused substitute.

Venezuela 1-4 Chile

FC Bayern's Arturo Vidal was the star of the show in Venezuela, scoring twice to help the 2015 Copa America champions bounce back from defeat to Argentina.

Uruguay 1-0 Peru

SV Werder Bremen's veteran striker Claudio Pizarro played 49 minutes but could not stop Peru slipping to a narrow defeat.

Africa Cup of Nations 2017 qualifiers

South Africa 0-0 Cameroon

FC Ingolstadt 04 defender Marvin Matip earned his second Cameroon cap as the Indomitable Lions played out their second draw in as many games against South Africa. Cameroon remain top of Group M with two games left to play.

International friendlies

Germany 4-1 Italy

FC Bayern München star Mario Götze celebrated his first Germany start since October with the second goal in world champions Germany's statement win over Italy in Munich. 1. FC Köln left-back Jonas Hector scored his first goal for Die Nationalmannschaft. Götze's Bayern teammate Thomas Müller put in a fine performance for Joachim Löw's side, with Borussia Dortmund's Mats Hummels, VfL Wolfsburg's Julian Draxler and TSG Hoffenehim's Sebastian Rudy also starting at the Allianz Arena. Götze was replaced just after the hour by Hummel's Dortmund colleague Marco Reus, whilst Kevin Volland of TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, BVB's Matthias Ginter and Bayer 04 Leverkusen's Christoph Kramer were also given late run-outs.

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Austria 1-2 Turkey

Bayer 04 Leverkusen midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu was on target for Turkey as thy came from behind to beat Austria in Vienna. SV Werder Bremen man Zlatko Junuzovic had opened the scoring for the hosts early on before the Werkself star led the visitors' comeback. Calhanoglu was replaced in the 73rd minute by 1. FSV Mainz 05 midfielder Yunus Malli, with Borussia Dortmund's Nuri Sahin watching on from the bench. FC Bayer München star David Alaba - usually a left-back for his club - once again lined up in Austria's midfield before he was replaced by FC Schalke 04's Alessandro Schöpf. He had Lukas Hinterseer for company after the FC Ingolstadt player came on Junozovic in the second half. Hinterseer's Schanzer teammate Ramazan Özcan was the hosts' goalkeeper for the evening, Borussia Mönchengladbach's Martin Hinteregger played 90 minutes at centre-back, whilst VfB Stuttgart's right-back Florian Klein started before being replaced by SV Darmstadt 98's György Garics late on.

France 4-2 Russia

FC Bayern München's 19-year-old winger Kingsley Coman came off the bench to score his first international goal as UEFA Euro 2016 hosts France eased past Russia in Paris.

Switzerland 0-2 Bosnia-Herzegovina

Nine Bundesliga players played as Bosnia-Herzegovina dealt Switzerland defeat in Zurich. VfB Stuttgart striker Vedad Ibisevic led the line for the visitors with Hamburger SV's Emir Spahic playing at the back alongside FC Schalke 04's Sead Kolasinac. Borussia Mönchengladbach goalkeeper Yannn Sommer played ahead of Borussia Dortmund's Roman Bürki and FC Augsburg's Marwin Hitz for the visitors, who also started with Haris Seferovic of Eintracht Frankfurt and Admir Mehmedi of Bayer 04 Leverkusen in attack. Sommer's Gladbach teammate Granit Xhaka also started for the hosts, as did VfL woflsburg's Ricardo Rodriguez and TSG 1899 Hoffenheims Fabian Schär.

Greece 2-3 Iceland

FC Augsburg duo Alfred Finnbogason and Kostas Stafylidis and went head-to-head as Iceland came from behind to edge a five-goal thriller in Piraeus. Stafylidis played 90 minutes at right-back for the hosts, whilst Iceland striker Finnbogason came on for the final eight minutes. Borussia Dortmund's Sokratis Papastathopoulos was rested for the game.

Norway 2-0 Finland

Borussia Mönchengladbach's Havard Nordtveit and Hertha Berlin's Per Skjelbred were paired in central midfield as Norway beat Finland in Oslo. Nordtveit assisted Jo Inge Berget's opener for the hosts, who chose FC Ingolstadt 04's Orjan Nyland in goal ahead of Skjelbred's Hertha clubmate Rune Jarstein. Eintracht Frankfurt goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky was an unused substitute for Finland.

Gibraltar 0-5 Latvia

Hamburger SV striker Artjoms Rudnevs played as Latvia cruised past UEFA's smallest member, Gibraltar, earning their first win since September 2014.

Sweden 1-1 Czech Republic

SV Werder Bremen right-back Theodor Gebre Selassie played the full 90 minutes as the Czech Republic came back to draw with Sweden in Solna. Vladimir Darida of Hertha Berlin also started for the Czechs before coming off on the hour. Hannover 96's Alexander Milosevic came off the bench midway through the second half for the hosts, who left Hamburger SV midfielder Albin Ekdal on the bench throughout.

England 1-2 Netherlands

FC Schalke 04 striker Klaas Jan Huntelaar was an unused substitute as the Netherlands came back from a goal down to beat England at Wembley.

Scotland 1-0 Denmark

Borussia Mönchengladbach's 19-year old revelation Andreas Christensen played for 90 minutes as Denmark fell to defeat against Scotland after an early goal at Hampden. FC Schalke 04's Pierre Höjbjerg also played the full game, with SV Werder Bremen's Jannik Vestergaard an unused substitute.

Portugal 2-1 Belgium

VfL Wolfsburg's Vieirinha and Borussia Mönchengladbach's Thorgan Hazard were unused substitutes as Portugal beat FIFA's top-ranked team Belgium in Leiria.

Republic of Ireland 2-2 Slovakia

Hertha Berlin's Peter Pekarik and Dusan Svento of 1. FC Köln started in defence for Slovakia's draw with the Republic of Ireland, with the latter making way in the 88th minute in Dublin.

Estonia 0-1 Serbia

VfB Stuttgart winger Filip Kostic and SV Darmstadt 98 centre-back Slobodan Rajkovic started as Serbia edged Estonia with a late goal in Tallinn. 1. FC Köln defender Filip Mladenovic was on the bench throughout the 90 minutes. Estonia captain Ragnar Klavan had been in line for his 110th cap for the hosts, but the FC Augsburg man missed out with a groin complaint.

Previous games

Sunday, 27 March

International friendly

Thailand 0-1 South Korea

Borussia Dortmund's Joo-Ho Park and FC Augsburg's Jeong-Ho Hong featured in a South Korean defence which secured a national record eight consecutive clean sheets. FC Porto's Hyun-Jun Suk scored the only goal of the game in the fourth minute in Bangkok.

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Saturday, 26 March

International friendlies

Germany 2-3 England

Reigning world champions Germany suffered defeat at home to England in a hugely entertaining friendly match at Hertha Berlin's Olympiastadion on Saturday night. The hosts went 2-0 up, but were left stunned by England's second-half fightback, which included a last-minute winner.

Austria 2-1 Albania

VfB Stuttgart's Martin Harnik scored in the first half as Austria began their UEFA EURO 2016 year with victory Albania in Vienna. Borussia Mönchengladbach's Martin Hinteregger, SV Werder Bremen's Zlatko Junuzovic, 1. FSV Mainz 05's Julian Baumgartlinger, Stuttgart's Florian Klein and FC Bayern München's David Alaba all started for Austria. FC Ingolstadt 04's Markus Suttner appeared off the bench for the hosts, while FC Schalke 04's Alessandro Schöpf made his international debut as a late replacement for Alaba.

Poland 5-0 Finland

Germany's opponents in UEFA EURO 2016 Group C, Poland eased past Finland on Saturday night to record a second win in four days. Bayern's Robert Lewandowski was brought off the bench in the 63rd minute for the hosts, while Stuttgart keeper Przemyslaw Tyton also featured.

Hungary 1-1 Croatia

SV Werder Bremen midfielder Laszlo Kleinheisler played 80 minutes as the UEFA EURO 2016 candidates cancelled each other out in Budapest. Hannover 96 forward Adam Szalai was a second-half substitute for the hosts.

FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifiers


Brazil 2-2 Uruguay

FC Bayern München's Douglas Costa opened the scoring after just 39 seconds in Brazil's 2-2 qualifying draw with Uruguay. Former Bayer 04 Leverkusen star Renato Augusto doubled the Selecao's lead on 26 minutes, but goals either side of the interval from Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez earned the visitors a point in Recife.


Guatemala 2-0 USA

1. FC Union Berlin striker Bobby Wood played the whole 90 minutes for the USMNT, but was unable to prevent his side succumbing to a surprise defeat in Guatemala City.

Canada 0-3 Mexico

Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez scored one and assisted another as Mexico eased past Canada in Vancouver. The Bayer 04 Leverkusen star opened the scoring with a header just after the half-hour mark before setting up Hirving Lozano for Mexico's second before half-time. Jesus Manuel Corona sealed the win with a smart finish 18 minutes from the end.

Jamaica 1-1 Costa Rica

SV Darmstadt 98's Junior Diaz was an unused substitute for Costa Rica in their hard-fought draw with Jamaica in Kingston.

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Cameroon 2-2 South Africa

Ingolstadt's Marvin Matip was a 78th-minute substitute for the hosts.

Friday, 25 March

International friendlies

Netherlands 2-3 France

FC Bayern München winger Kingsley Coman was an unused substitute for France as they recorded an impressive victory against the Netherlands in Amsterdam. FC Schalke 04 forward Klaas-Jan Huntelaar was likewise on the bench throughout for the hosts.

Portugal 0-1 Bulgaria

Portugal suffered a shock 1-0 defeat at home to Bulgaria in Leiria, with VfL Wolfsburg utility man Vieirinha playing the full 90 minutes at right-back in a match notable for Cristiano Ronaldo missing a second-half penalty for the hosts.

Republic of Ireland 1-0 Switzerland

A number of Bundesliga stars were on display for Switzerland in Dublin, with Eintracht Frankfurt striker Haris Seferovic, VfL Wolfsburg's Ricardo Rodriguez, Bayer 04 Leverkusen's Admir Mehmedi, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim's Fabian Schär and Gladbach duo Yann Sommer and Granit Xhaka all starting against the Republic of Ireland. However, the visitors were unable to find an equaliser after going behind in the third minute.

Armenia 0-0 Belarus

Borussia Dortmund's Henrikh Mkhitaryan played for 90 minutes as Armenia held Belarus in the attacking midfielder's hometown of Yerevan.

Luxembourg 0-3 Bosnia-Herzegovina

Hertha Berlin forward Vedad Ibisevic, SV Darmstadt 98 midfielder Mario Vrancic and VfB Stuttgart defender Toni Sunjic were all starters in Bosnia-Herzegovina's comfortable triumph in Luxembourg. Schalke's Sead Kolasinac and Hamburger SV's Emir Spahic were unused substitutes for the away side.

Slovakia 0-0 Latvia

Hertha Berlin's Peter Pekarik and 1. FC Köln's Dusan Svento both featured for Slovakia as they were held 0-0 in Trnava by a Latvia side including Hamburg striker Artjoms Rudnevs.

Gabon 2-1 Sierra Leone

Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang bagged his 19th international goal as Gabon beat Sierra Leone in a dress rehearsal match for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, which Gabon will host.

FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifiers


Chile 1-2 Argentina

Hannover 96 defender Miiko Albornoz was an unused substitute as Chile were beaten by Argentina. FC Bayern München midfielder Arturo Vidal had been named in the squad for this match and the next one against Venezuela, though he was suspended for this clash in Santiago.

Peru 2-2 Venezuela

SV Werder Bremen striker Claudio Pizarro started Peru's come-from-behind draw with Venezuela before coming off on the hour. Eintracht Frankfurt's Carlos Zambrano and VfL Wolfsburg's Carlos Ascues combined for 90 minutes at centre-back in Lima.

Africa Cup of Nations 2017 qualifiers

Cote d'Ivoire 1-0 Sudan

Hertha Berlin forward Salomon Kalou picked up his 84th cap as Cote d'Ivoire won past Sudan to move provisionally to the top of Group I in 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification. VfB Stuttgart's Serey Die also played for the Elephants, as did Eintracht Frankfurt's Constant Djakpa.

Guinea 0-0 Malawi

Borussia Mönchengladbach winger Ibrahima Traore was in the starting XI for Guinea at home to Malawi in the capital of Conakry, but even his pace and trickery was not enough to inspire the hosts to a much-needed win in Group L qualifying.

Thursday, 24 March

FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifiers


Japan 5-0 Afghanistan

Hannover 96 pair Hiroshi Kiyotake and Hiroki Sakai were both on target as Japan beat Afghanistan to extend their unbeaten run to seven games at the top of AFC qualification Group E. Hertha Berlin's Genki Haraguchi and Eintracht Frankfurt's Makoto Hasebe each played for 90 minutes, whilst Borussia Dortmund's Shinji Kagawa came off the bench after 65 minutes. Hamburger SV's Gotoku Sakai and Hannover's Hotaru Yamaguchi were unused substitutes.

South Korea 1-0 Lebanon

FC Augsburg's Ja-Cheol Koo and TSG 1899 Hoffenheim's Jin-Su Kim started as South Korea beat Lebanon to extend their lead at the top of AFC qualification Group G to 11 points. Koo's Augsburg teammate Jeong-Ho Hong watched on from the bench, alongside Borussia Dortmund's Joo-Ho Park.

Australia 7-0 Tajikistan

FC Ingolstadt 04's Mathew Leckie played 75 minutes as Australia tightened their grip on top spot of AFC qualification Group B with a comfortable win over the central Asian nation. Leckie was replaced by Bayer 04 Leverkusen's Robbie Kruse. VfB Stuttgart goalkeeper Mitchell Langerak was an unused substitute.


Bolivia 2-3 Colombia

Colombia boosted their hopes of participating at Russia 2018 with a hard-fought victory away to Bolivia, a result all the more impressive due to the notorious difficulties in playing at high altitude in La Paz. Borussia Dortmund striker Adrian Ramos was included in the Colombia squad but was an unused substitute.

Chile 1-2 Argentina

Hannover 96 defender Miiko Albornoz was an unused substitute as Chile surrendered a one-goal lead in defeat to Argentina.

Ecuador 2-2 Paraguay

FC Ingolstadt 04 forward Dario Lezcano scored both of Paraguay's goals as they drew 2-2 in Quito.

Peru 2-2 Venezuela

Eintracht Frankfurt's Carlos Zambrano, VfL Wolfsburg's Carlos Ascues and SV Werder Bremen's record Bundesliga goalscorer Claudio Pizarro all started as Peru scored an injury-time equaliser to salvage a point against Venezuela.

International friendlies

Italy 1-1 Spain

FC Bayern München's nimble-footed midfielder Thiago Alcantara started for Spain and played 61 minutes of La Roja's 1-1 draw in Italy. Club-mates and compatriots Juan Bernat and Javi Martinez were not included due to their recent struggles with injuries.

Turkey 2-1 Sweden

1. FSV Mainz 05's highly-rated attacker Yunus Malli was brought on as an 82nd-minute substitute for Turkey in their friendly win in Antalya. Dortmund midfielder Nuri Sahin remained on the bench throughout, while Hamburger SV's Albin Ekdal played 81 minutes for the visitors.

Greece 2-1 Montenegro

Sokratis of Dortmund and Konstantinos Stafylidis lined up in the Greece back four as the UEFA EURO 2004 champions saw off Montenegro.

Estonia 0-0 Norway

FC Augsburg's Ragnar Klavan played for the hosts while Hertha Berlin duo Rune Jarstein and Per Skjelbred lined up alongside Borussia Mönchengladbach's Harvard Nordtveit for the visitors.

Czech Republic 0-1 Scotland

Hertha's Vladimir Darida and TSG 1899 Hoffenheim's Pavel Kaderabek were in the starting line-up while SV Werder Bremen's Theodor Gebre Selassie was an unused substitute in the Czechs' defeat in Prague.

Denmark 2-1 Iceland

FC Schalke 04 midfielder Pierre-Emile Höjbjerg , Borussia Mönchengladbach defender Andreas Christensen and RB Leipzig forward Yussuf Poulsen all started for Denmark at home to Iceland, while SV Werder Bremen's Jannik Vestergaard was a second-half substitute in the 2-1 triumph. New FC Augsburg frontman Alfred Finnbogason, who has scored three Bundesliga goals in seven appearances, played the full 90 minutes for Iceland.

Ukraine 1-0 Cyprus

VfB Stuttgart attacker Artem Kravets was a 64th-minute substitute in Odessa, helping Ukraine to a 1-0 win over Cyprus.

Wednesday, 23 March

International friendlies

Poland 1-0 Serbia

Borussia Dortmund's Lukasz Piszczek and FC Bayern München's Robert Lewandowski both started for Poland, with BVB's Jakub Blaszczykowski - currently on loan at Italian side ACF Fiorentina - scoring the only goal of the game. VfB Stuttgart's Filip Kostic was replaced late on by 1. FC Köln's Filip Mladenovic for Serbia. SV Darmstadt 98's Slobodan Rajkovic played the whole 90 minutes for the visitors.

Croatia 2-0 Israel

FC Ingolstadt 04 midfielder Almog Cohen came off the bench at half-time in Israel's 2-0 defeat in Osijek.

Monday, 28 March

International friendlies

Ukraine 1-0 Wales

Vfb Stuttgart's Artem Kravets was an unused substitute in Kiev as the Ukraine narrowly defeated Wales 1-0.

Africa Cup of Nations 2017 qualifiers

Sierra Leone 1-0 Gabon

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Last update: Wednesday 30 March