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banner Wednesday, 25 April, 2001, 20:50 GMT 21:50 UK
Schmeichel signs off
Peter Schmeichel is retiring from international football
Peter Schmeichel will play on for Sporting Lisbon
Denmark scored three second half goals as they marked Peter Scheichel's 129th and last cap with a 3-0 victory over Slovenia.

Chelsea's Jesper Gronkjaer broke the deadlock in Copenhagen friendly with a 61st-minute strike - his first international goal.

Seven minutes later, Feyenoord forward Jon Dahl Tomasson added a penalty after he was brought down in the box.

Denmark's victory was sealed in the 82nd minute by Schalke 04's Ebbe Sand, the Bundesliga`s top scorer.

Former Manchester United goalkeeper Schmeichel, 37, who helped Denmark win the 1992 European championship, quit the international stage with this match.

But he will play for Sporting Lisbon until the end of the 2001-02 season.

An injury-time strike from midfielder Ruben Baraja gave Spain a 1-0 win over a determined Japan in Cordoba.

Baraja's last-gasp angled shot spared Spain's blushes.

Despite monopolising possession, they were incapable of overcoming the Japanese defence, and looked uncomfortable as they were hounded in all areas of the pitch.

Japanese keeper Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi pulled off a succession of quality saves to deny Spain a first half lead.

The home side looked increasingly bereft of ideas as the expected goals failed to materialise.

Japan were relatively unambitious going forward and apart from a handful of sporadic counter attacks launched via winger Yasuhiro Hato did little to threaten the Spanish goal.

Two second goals by Anders Svensson gave Sweden a 2-0 away victory against injury-hit Switzerland.

Croatia came back from two goals down to hold Greece to a 2-2 draw in Zagreb.

Alecos Alexandris fired the Greeks ahead with two goals, but Goran Vlaovic pulled a goal back and Milan Rapaic levelled in the final minute.

Second half goals by Alban Bushi and Ervin Skela gave Albania a surprise 2-0 win in Turkey. Tayfur Havutcu missed a penalty for the home side.

Moldova and Estonia drew 0-0, and it was same scoreline between Romania and Slovakia.

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