Breel Embolo scores, Yevhen Konoplyanka assists

With 79 days to go until the start of the World Cup in Russia, a number of teams played on Tuesday to see how they fared against fellow international sides. A number of the Knappen were involved in these clashes. We rounded up their work over the international break.

Yevhen Konoplyanka

Goretzka suffers defeat to record World Cup winners

The Germany national team lost their repeat of the 2014 World Cup semi-final against Brazil. The side from South America scored through Gabriel Jesus in the 37th minute in a 1-0 win. Leon Goretzka started for Joachim Löw’s side and played for an hour in his 14th international appearance.

Breel Embolo

Embolo scores, Konoplyanka involved in two goals

In a 6-0 rout, Breel Embolo got on the scoresheet against Panama as he scored the third goal of the game.

Yevhen Konoplyanka also put in a solid performance as he played a big part in his country’s 2-1 win over Japan. The Ukrainian set up his fellow countryman, Alexander Karavaev, in the 69th minute for his goal. Yevhen played for 81 minutes in total.

Nastasic, Burgstaller and Schöpf all come out victorious

Courtesy of a brace from Aleksander Mitrovic, the Serbia national team won 2-0 over Nigeria. Matija Nastasic played the full 90 minutes in London.

Guido Burgstaller and Alessandro Schöpf also tasted victory on Tuesday night. The Schalke duo came on in the second half in Austria’s 4-0 win over Luxembourg.

Weston McKennie did not play in the USA’s 1-0 over Paraguay. Hamburger SV’s Bobby Wood scored the sole goal of the game from the penalty spot.

Amine Harit

Harit and Pjaca in the starting XI

In a 2-0 friendly win over Uzbekistan, Amine Harit played for 90 minutes for Morocco.

Marko Pjaca played for exactly an hour for Croatia as his national team won 1-0 over Mexico as former Schalke player Ivan Rakitic scored the only goal.

Nübel keeps a clean sheet

Germany U21s missed the chance to make it six wins from seven in their European Championships qualifying. In Kosovo, Stefan Kuntz’s side played out a 0-0 draw and remain top of Group 5 with 16 points. The result meant another 90 minutes and a clean sheet for Alexander Nübel, while Cedric Teuchert played for 86 minutes of the match.