’s top performer of Wednesday’s international outings was Nicklas Bendtner.

The 22-year-old continued to display his aerial prowess with a stunning header for Denmark against Austria on Wednesday.

Bendtner leveled matters five minutes after his country went behind early on but Austria found a goal just before half-time to inflict a 2-1 defeat on the Danes.

The result was not the best preparation for Bendtner’s Denmark ahead of their games with Holland, Cameroon and Japan at the World Cup finals in South Africa.


Elsewhere, Cesc Fabregas played the first 46 minutes as Spain defeated Bacary Sagna’s France 2-0.

Theo Walcott enjoyed a start but later went off for goal scorer Shaun Wright-Phillips after 57 minutes in England’s 3-1 win over Egypt.

Andrey Arshavin finally recovered from a harmstring problem to play the second-half of Russia’s 1-1 draw with Hungary.

Tomas Rosicky played over an hour for Czech Republic in their 0-1 defeat to Scotland while Thomas Vermaelen saw out the full match for Belgium in the 0-1 loss to Croatia where Eduardo was a second-half substitute.

Carlos Vela came off the bench to score for Mexico in their 2-0 win over New Zealand.

Alex Song was withdrawn later in the second-half as Cameroon held Italy 0-0 and Emmanuel Eboue completed the entire match as Ivory lost 0-2 to Korea. Subscribe to feed


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