Goals galore as countries get set for World Cup

REAL Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo (pictured) has become his country's highest international scorer with 49 goals after bagging a brace in Portugal's 5-1 win in a friendly against Cameroon.

The match was one of a host of games played across the globe, designed to give teams a much-needed hit-out ahead of the the World Cup in Brazil, starting in June. Defending champion Spain beat Italy 1-0, while 1998 winner France accounted for 2010 beaten finalist the Netherlands 2-0.

Hosts Brazil gave its fans hope of a record sixth crown after thrashing South Africa 5-0 in Johannesburg, with Barcelona star Neymar scoring a hat-trick.

But German fans were not so happy after their team struggled to beat Chile 1-0, booing the side off the pitch after the match in Stuttgart.

England failed to convert a host of chances in its 1-0 win against Denmark, Daniel Sturridge scoring the winner in the 82nd minute.


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