Netherlands scored twice in a four-minute span and shut out Spain 2-0 on Tuesday in a friendly in Amsterdam.
Stefan de Vrij's header opened the scoring in the 13th minute, and Davy Klaassen doubled the advantage in the 16th.
Klaassen found himself free to shoot in the middle of the 18-yard box, and though his initial shot was saved by David De Gea, he fired the rebound into the back of the net.
A wave of second-half Spain reinforcements included David Silva, Alvaro Morata and Andres Iniesta, but...
Shinji Okazaki and Keisuke Honda scored second-half goals as Japan beat Tunisia 2-0 on Friday in their first game under new coach Vahid Halilhodzic.
Halilhodzic brought Honda and Okazaki into the game early in the second half, and the moves paid off.
Okazaki scored on a header off a Honda cross in the 78th minute, and Honda doubled the advantage five minutes later when he picked up a loose ball and fired past goalkeeper Moez Ben Cherifia from close range.
Halilhodzic, who guided Algeria to the last...
Such is life for a successful footballer. No sooner had Tim Cahill lifted the Asian Cup trophy with his Australian teammates that focus then shifted to his future.
For the national team, the 35-year-old insists he still has much to offer, and no doubt coach Ange Postecoglou will give him every opportunity to demonstrate that after his performances against Asia's best.
For club, it was a different story.
Cahill parted ways with the New York Red Bulls as the club and player decided it was in everyone's...