The Weekly Top Football News: Philippines, Yemen to debut in 2019 Asian Cup

This week we take a look at the qualifications round for the 2019 Asian Cup which saw the Philippines and Yemen winning slots on the coveted tournament and a look at the friendlies including Colombia’s come-from-behind win versus France and Spain’s 6-1 rout against Argentina.

#5 Brazil’s revenge win ends Germany’s unbeaten run

gabriel-jesus-cropped_1xjjt1d3yhcqa1shpu4z7v9pheBrazil defeated Germany 1-0 in Berlin to end the world champions’ 22-game unbeaten run and restore some lost pride following the humiliating mismatch between the sides in their previous meeting when Germany crushed the hosts 7-1 in that freakish World Cup semi-final in Belo Horizonte in 2014.

Gabriel Jesus’s first-half header settled the friendly and provided his side with a welcome confidence boost less than three months before the World Cup starts. Brazil did not concede during the international break as they also defeated Russia 3-0 in Moscow.


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