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Last Updated: Wednesday, 22 August 2007, 20:34 GMT 21:34 UK
International football as it happened
European Championship Qualifying, Group F
Northern Ireland 3-1 Liechtenstein

Bulgaria 0-1 Wales

Denmark 0-4 Republic of Ireland
England 1-2 Germany Scotland 1-0 South Africa


By Charlie Henderson

Player of the day: Strikers are battling it out for top honours and David Healy edges out Robbie Keane and Freddy Eastwood with a rating of nine. An honourable mention to Kris Boyd, although South Africa's Benson Mhlongo is man of that particular match, while Micah Richards was your England pick. Paul Robinson, on 2.90, wasn't. Agree or disagree? Get clicking.

2200: It has been a good night for all the Home Nations bar England. Alan Green's hosting 606 on BBC Radio 5live so give him a call now on 0500 909 693 or text 85058. The show is set to start in a matter of moments. You can also listen via the BBC Sport website and get involved using your keyboard.

The Scotland v South Africa highlights are on Sportscene with Dougie Donnelly from 2250 BST.

Next up on the international calendar on Saturday 8 September are Euro 2008 qualifiers for one and all...

  • England v Israel
  • Latvia v Northern Ireland
  • Scotland v Lithuania
  • Wales v Germany

2159: FULL-TIME England 1-2 Germany
A fifth successive Wembley win for Germany and back to the drawing board for England. Let the inquest begin.

"Germany celebrate being the first team to beat England at Wembley at the final whistle."
BBC Sport's Chris Bevan at Wembley

"Typical England performance. Players out of position, clueless, no ideas. To be honest, we've found our level. A mediocre European side. Thanks Steve.
Adam, via text on 81111

"Shaun Wright-Phillips was universally judged by everyone to have been the only bright spark. He must start on the right for England now, he's earned his chance. Let's move this side forward.
dwightreaches4thesky on 606

2159: FULL-TIME Scotland 1-0 South Africa
Scotland were second best for much of the game, but South Africa are second best where it counts, the scoreboard.

"Experimental line up and a good fighting performance. Looking forward to the qualifiers."
oldmanmackie on My Sport

2158: David James tips a fierce Kevin Kuranyi drive over the bar. England are ending the match at the wrong end... of the pitch and the scoreline.

2157: Good play from Nicky Shorey who cuts in from the left, but his cross is too close to Jens Lehmann.

2156: South Africa are finishing on the front foot, but they only have two added minutes to find a leveller.

2155: There will be four minutes of added time for England to save face and find and equaliser.

"Judging by the number of England fans heading for the exits they have seen enough. Not sure they all need to leave early to beat the rush at the tube station. Not much movement from the German supporters, they will be hoping to celebrate at the final whistle."
BBC Sport's Chris Bevan at Wembley

2153: Kevin Kuranyi runs clear, but Micah Richards eats up the ground behind him, overhauls him and blocks his route to goal.

2151: Shaun Wright-Phillips slides in with a vital tackle on the edge of the box and Micah Richards thumps the loose ball clear.

2150: Into the last five minutes north and south of the border.

2148: David James comes flying out and gets enough on a corner to tip it away from danger. England clear a second corner at the near post.

"Will McClaren do the decent thing like Keegan did and resign after losing to Germany at Wembley?"
Bentos on 606

2144: Scotland are surprised at the back, but Barry Robson is there to clear Surprise Moriri's header off the line and maintain their advantage. The bigger surprise is Moriri's not even playing. That was Thembinkosi Fanteni's header.

Player rater: South Africa are setting the standard with Benson Mhlongo leading the way on 8.50. You rate Micah Richards as England's best player. Guess who's the worst with a pitiful mark of 2.78?

2139: Shaun Wright-Phillips cuts in from the left and his shot is deflected wide. From the resulting corner John Terry's header is on target, but his effort is cleared off the line.

"The German fans have been much nosier than their English counterparts and don't they know it. A chorus of "you only sing when you're winning" brings a muted response from the home fans."
BBC Sport's Chris Bevan at Wembley

2136: GOAL Scotland 1-0 South Africa
Darren Fletcher puts a ball over the top and Kris Boyd times his run to perfection before a fizzing finish. It comes against the run of play, but frankly, that doesn't really matter.

2135: FULL-TIME Northern Ireland 3-1 Liechtenstein
Northern Ireland go second in Group F and it is a winning start for manager Nigel Worthington. David Healy is your man of the match.

2134: Siyabonga Nomvethe's shot on the turn is deflected wide by Stephen Pearson after some shambolic defensive play from Scotland. The hosts are living dangerously. Craig Beattie replaces Garry O'Connor.

2133: Shaun Wright-Phillips is on for Joe Cole. That is England's last change so David Beckham will play the full 90 minutes.

2131: GOAL Northern Ireland 3-1 Liechtenstein
Northern Ireland have turned off at the back and concede with time running out. Stephen Craigan blocks the initial effort from Mario Frick on the line, but the Liechtenstein man makes no mistake when he gets a second bite of the cherry to the left of goal.

2130: A Dyer miss. No, really. Crisp passing from Frank Lampard wide to David Beckham and back into the box where Kieron Dyer sidefoots wide.

2128: Christophe Metzelder is on hand to tidy up at the back as Jens Lehmann fails to block a tame Kieron Dyer effort. West Ham's new signing looked more worried about the clattering collision from the German keeper than getting power and direction after racing on to a throughball.

2126: South Africa's Bradley Carnell blazes a free-kick over. There's not much Carnell-knowledge round these parts so little detail on his background, but he looks like a businessman. Tall, stiff-backed, floppy hair.

2124: Liechtenstein goalkeeper Peter Jehle's got an apt surname as he has hands like jelly. The ball bobbles up and through his grasp, off his chest and to Steven Davis, but the Fulham man fires a snapshot over.

2123: Into the final 10 minutes at Windsor Park. No surprise that David Healy is your man of the match at the moment with a supersonic mark of 9.50.

2122: It's getting to that time where it's silly season for substitutions in the friendlies. Gareth Barry, Kieron Dyer and Peter Crouch are on for England. Barry Robson trots on for his Scotland debut.

2120: One more goal for Northern Ireland and they will match Spain's goal difference so they need to keep pushing on. That could come in handy in the future.

2119: Northern Ireland goalscorer Kyle Lafferty gets a great ovation as he comes off at Windsor Park. Warren Feeney is the man to come on.

"As long as Germany keep the lead I'm happy to forsake the Scotland commentary for live english instead. Yep, I'm that bitter!"
The Bear, in Edinburgh, via text on 81111

2116: England are looking pretty laboured. Never mind a graveyard. Steve McClaren's men look ready for the knackers yard.

2114: Isn't Pittodrie built on a graveyard? The supporters must be dead bored. South Africa open up Scotland on the right, but an inopportune stepover wastes a good chance.

"Pittodrie was actually built on a dung heap. Make up your own jokes. Still won't be as funny as am England keeper mind you.
Mal, in Glasgow, via text on 81111

2113: Thrilling stuff in Aberdeen. Not really. Scotland are playing a smidgeon better than South Africa.

2110: Scotland v South Africa and England v Germany both resume.

2108: Scotland back out and here come South Africa.

"Any chance of this being more than effectively just live text coverage of the England game in the second half?"
Dave, in Edinburgh, via text on 81111

We'll see what we can do Dave, but Keith's verdict sums up why there's not much to report...

"Stuck on a ferry being made to watch a useless Scotland friendly at an empty Aberdeen. Not allowed to watch important Northern Ireland group match at packed Windsor Park." Keith, via text somewhere on the oceans, on 81111

2102: News of a couple of England changes. David James and Wes Brown are coming on. Paul Robinson and Rio Ferdinand are going off. Ferdinand has a groin strain. Not a great time for Sir Alex Ferguson to have sold Gabriel Heinze then.

2059: GOAL Northern Ireland 3-0 Liechtenstein
George McCartney picks out Kyle Lafferty with a cross from the left after a barn-storming run and give-and-go with Chris Brunt. The Burnley front man, who is a reported Fulham target, controls and shoots low under the Liechtenstein keeper.

Player rater: Get involved and give your verdict on the players. Paul Robinson must be a dead cert for tonight's booby prize.

2054: HALF-TIME England 1-2 Germany
A half of two halves.

2053: HALF-TIME Scotland 0-0 South Africa
It's been all right.

2052: Michael Owen shoots over having gone round Jens Lehmann from an acute angle. David Beckham's cross from the right leads to a right old mess in the box. Frank Lampard finds Owen, Jens Lehmann grasps at thin air, and falling backwards the England man fires over.

2050: FULL-TIME Denmark 0-4 Republic of Ireland
The Republic of Ireland have finished their night's work, and what a night. Denmark's worst home defeat in 48 years.

2049: Northern Ireland are back up and running.

2048: A save out of the top draw from Jens Lehmann. Alan Smith clips a ball over the defence and Michael Owen is one on one. But the Gunners goalkeeper pushes away a header with his right hand.

2047: GOAL England 1-2 Germany
An absolute howitzer from Christian Pander. Not a bad way to mark you debut. From 25 yards he thumps a rocket past Paul Robinson. But for the net it would still be going all the way up the M1, probably stopping somewhere around the roadworks near Luton.

2046: The players stroll out at Windsor Park. The next 45 minutes should be a stroll for Northern Ireland.

2044: Free-kick for England now. David Beckham's floated effort is headed clear.

2043: Referee Martin Atkinson marches the South Africa wall back the full 10 yards as James McFadden lines up the free-kick. His effort is just over.

2041: Paul Robinson has not needed to do much, but when he is called on he's having a shocker. He flaps at a free-kick and Christophe Metzelder heads over. If it had gone in Robinson would have been rescued by the linesman's offside flag.

2040: Frank Lampard is through on goal on the left, but Jens Lehmann smothers his effort at the post.

2039: Alan Smith flicks on a David Beckham free-kick at the near post, but John Terry cannot get on the end of it.

2036: They took their time to get into things but Scotland are looking much better against South Africa. No real excitement around the penalty area though.

2033: GOAL England 1-1 Germany
Is Jens Lehmann in the England goal? No, but Paul Robinson does a good impression of him. The Spurs man back-pedals and flaps at a Bernd Schneider cross on his line and Kevin Kuranyi taps in.

2032: HALF-TIME Northern Ireland 2-0 Liechtenstein
Looks like Northern Ireland are going second in Group F.

2030: Thomas Hitzlsperger slams a shot from distance wide of the England goal. You expect better from 'The Hammer'.

2028: Corner to Germany. Christophe Metzelder climbs above Rio Ferdinand but angles his header wide of the back post.

"Germany have got absolutely nothing going forward. It's going to be a long night for them."
Chris Waddle, BBC Radio 5live pundit

"If Micah Richards continues to play like this Beckham might get another five years with England."
Mark Lawrenson, BBC Sport TV pundit

2025: South Africa are dominating the action against Scotland in Aberdeen despite losing their main source of goals Sibusiso Zuma. The puma was stretchered off.

2023: GOAL Denmark 0-4 Republic of Ireland
Clever play from Aiden McGeady before a very nice turn and finish from Shane Long. That's the substitute's second of the night. Denmark are supposed to be good.

2022: England look supremely comfortable, but Micah Richards doesn't. He is taking some ice on his knee. Wes Brown is warming up, but the Manchester City man will carry on.

2019: GOAL Northern Ireland 2-0 Liechtenstein
Poor defending gives the ball on a plate for David Healy and he makes Liechtenstein pay with a delightful, curled effort from outside the box.

2017: GOAL England 1-0 Germany
Micah Richards charges down the right, lays the ball off to Frank Lampard in the box and the Chelsea man thumps a shot past Jens Lehmann at the near post. That is Lampard's first goal in more than a year in England colours.

2015: A big miss for Northern Ireland's Kyle Lafferty. He comes in at the far post to meet Chris Brunt's cross, but somehow manages to head wide.

2013: GOAL Denmark 0-3 Republic of Ireland
Darron Gibson's shot is parried straight into the path of Shane Long. That's Ireland home and hosed.

"Going to be another uninspiring 4-4-2 formation with round pegs in square holes for England. I'd love to see some experimentation with a 3-5-2 aggressive formation."
chrisJ2812 on 606

2008: England get the ball rolling at Wembley. Jens Lehmann gets an early touch and doesn't let it in. Bright red shirts for Germany. That's a bit bizarre. Normally they're in green.

"England wearing white - known internationally as the signal of surrender. Nil inspiration from the colour. What can you expect?"
Anonymous via text on 81111

2006: Scotland and South Africa are up and running in Aberdeen. All blue v all white.

"Every seat in the stadium has a plastic carrier bag attached to it with a message from the FA to Germany - 'Danke fur 2006'. A nice touch shows the English have manners even if they don't have trophies."
BBC Sport's Chris Bevan at Wembley

2003: Disgraceful booing of the German national anthem at Wembley. Poor. What would Shane Warne make of it? Prime Minister Gordon Brown must be shifting uncomfortably in his seat next to German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

2001: TEAMS England v Germany
John Terry and Jens Lehmann lead the teams out at Wembley.
England: Robinson, Richards, Ferdinand, Terry, Shorey, Beckham, Carrick, Lampard, Joe Cole, Smith, Owen. Subs: James, Brown, Taylor, Barry, Neville, Dyer, Wright-Phillips, Downing, Defoe, Crouch, Carson. Germany: Lehmann, Friedrich, Mertesacker, Metzelder, Lahm, Odonkor, Schneider, Hitzlsperger, Pander, Trochowski, Kuranyi. Subs: Hildebrand, Kiessling, Hilbert, Helmes, Rolfes, Tasci, Castro.

1958: TEAMS Scotland v South Africa The teams emerge at Pittodrie.
Scotland: Gordon, Hutton, Anderson, McManus, McEveley, Brown, Caldwell, Fletcher, McFadden, O'Connor, Miller. Subs: Neil Alexander, Graham Alexander, Berra, Pearson, Robson, Teale, Beattie, Boyd, Maloney, Marshall.
South Africa: Fernandez, Nzama, Mokoena, Mhlongo, Carnell, Pienaar, Zothwane, Sibaya, Buckley, Nkosi, Zuma. Subs: Marlin, Mere, Fransman, Evans, Modise, Vilakazi, Nomvethe, Dikgacoi, Sheppard, Fanteni.

1956: FULL-TIME Bulgaria 0-1 Wales
Well played Wales. A young team did a professional job against an experienced Bulgarian outfit. Freddy Eastwood and Wayne Hennessy were the star man, and the goalscorer gets top marks from you.

"'Three Lions' is being blasted out of the tannoy to remind Germany of England's 1966 World Cup triumph... and possibly of their 1996 European Championship victory too."
BBC Sport's Chris Bevan at Wembley

1953: Four more minutes of added time for Wales. This will be a wonderful win if they can see it out. Completely unexpected.

1950: GOAL Northern Ireland 1-0 Liechtenstein
What a start for Nigel Worthington. David Healy attacks the near post and heads in Keith Gillespie's pin-point cross. That's the Fulham man's 30th international goal.

1949: HALF-TIME Denmark 0-2 Republic of Ireland
All looking pretty comfortable for Steve Staunton's men as he heads for the tunnel pondering his substitutions.

1947: Lawrie Sanchez deserves a lot of credit for Northern Ireland's surge in the pecking order. But he's old news. Nigel Worthington is the new boss and this is his first game at the helm.

1946: Four years ago there was a little over 20 places between Northern Ireland and Liechtenstein in the depths of the ranking system. Now the hosts are 27th, while their visitors remain languishing. They are 133rd, a place below Kenya.

1945: Liechtenstein kick off in Belfast. This is the proper action of the night as it counts for something. If Northern Ireland win they will leapfrog Spain in Group F.

1943: GOAL Denmark 0-2 Republic of Ireland
Robbie Keane slots his second of the night. The Spurs striker attacks Aiden McGeady's cross at the near post and heads in.

1940: Wales are hanging on a bit in Bulgaria as their hosts ramp up the pressure. Martin Petrov slams a free-kick into the wall from the edge of the area.

1939: TEAMS Northern Ireland v Liechtenstein
The players emerge at Windsor Park.
Northern Ireland: Taylor, Duff, McCartney, Baird, Craigan, Clingan, Gillespie, Davis, Lafferty, Healy, Brunt. Subs: Carroll, Sproule, McAuley, McCann, Jones, Feeney, Elliott.
Liechtenstein: Jehle, Michael Stocklasa, Martin Stocklasa, Telser, D'Elia, Polverino, Ronny Buchel, Daniel Frick, Biedermann, Rohrer, Mario Frick. Subs: Steuble, Oehri, Ritzberger, Roger Beck, Kieber, Stefan Buchel.

1935: Don't forget to tune into BBC One for live football. England v Germany or Northern Ireland v Liechtenstein if you're in Northern Ireland. The programmes are up and running.

1934: There will be a five-minute delay to the England game at Wembley. The Germans were caught in traffic on their way to the ground.

1933: Another wonderful save from Wayne Hennessy. He is out quickly to smother a Bulgarian effort.

1932: GOAL Denmark 0-1 Republic of Ireland
Robbie Keane races on to a through ball that bisects the Danish defence and clips the ball in with a delicate touch.

"Strange that Charlie Henderson can't get the Irish keeper's name right. It's Wayne HENDERSON not Wayne Hennessy! A tip Charlie: It's the same surname as yours!"pnedotie on 606
Indeed it is. But, Wayne Hennessy's name isn't and he's the goalkeeper who saved the shot from Bulgaria's Martin Petrov. Wayne Henderson is playing against Denmark.

1926: Bulgaria's Martin Petrov latches on to a ball over the top, but his angled drive from the left is well saved by Wayne Hennessy.

1924: There's a Mexican Wave at the Bulgaria-Wales match. That pretty much sums it up.

"On the way to the match on a delayed tube, what's the England starting 11?" Jimmy K, London, via text on 81111
Jimmy, your wish is my command...
TEAM NEWS England Robinson, Richards, Ferdinand, Terry, Shorey, Beckham, Carrick, Lampard, J Cole, Smith, Owen.

1921: Wales break, but can't do much with it.

1918: Freddy Eastwood's made his way over to the substitute's bench with Robert Earnshaw coming on. The goalscorer is your man of the match as things stand with a score of 8.50.

1917: It's getting messy with the substitutions in Bulgaria. A whole load of players are going off... or should that be ov?

"Of the 17-man Bulgarian squad, 14 guys have names ending in 'v'. That maybe too much v's for most people's likings. Anyway, time for a lame joke. If most of their players abuse the referee they'll be called 'Vulgaria'. I'll get my coat...
Fade to black on 606

1914: Wayne Hennessy makes a wonderful double save. He parries a Martin Petrov drive and then claws away the loose ball before the attacker steams in.

1912: Martin Petrov shoots over after a good spell of Bulgarian possession.

1910: Bulgaria are playing with much more purpose than in the first half.

1907: The action resumes in city of no culture Bourgas. Bulgaria and Wales have agreed to make a minimum of six changes each so the fourth official's going to be a busy fella. Some of them are already happening.

1902: Denmark and the Republic of Ireland are under way in Aarhus. No, not your house, Aarhus.

TEAMS Denmark v Republic of Ireland
Denmark: Christiansen, Bogelund, Gravgaard, Agger, Niclas Jensen, Wurtz, Rommedahl, Daniel Jensen, Gronkjaer, Bendtner, Tomasson. Subs: Kvist, Kristiansen, Laursen, Kahlenberg, Andersen, Thygesen, Kristensen, Lovenkrands, Nordstrand.
Rep of Ireland: Henderson, Carr, O'Shea, Dunne, Finnan, Reid, McGeady, Potter, Hunt, Kevin Doyle, Keane. Subs: Keogh, O'Brien, Long, Colin Doyle, Kilbane, Murphy, Gibson, Kelly, Colgan.

1857: News from England's Euro 2008 qualifying group. Estonia's Indrek Zelinski scored a last minute winner, although he still had time to get sent off in the very last minute so the hosts finished with nine men. It has little bearing on the group.

Player rater: Have a play... you'll be the first.

1850: HALF-TIME Bulgaria 0-1 Wales
Barely time for Bulgaria to kick off and they will get a pummelling from Dimitar Penev in the dressing room. They have bossed the game, but have nothing to show for it. Wales will be cock-a-hoop.

1849: GOAL Bulgaria 0-1 Wales
On the stroke of half-time Freddy Eastwood scores his first goal for Wales and it comes completely out of the blue. He cuts in from the right and unleashes a wonderful left-footed shot from the edge of the area that arrows in at the post.

1846: And Dimitar Penev is Bulgaria's third boss this year. Hristo Stoichkov quit in April to take on the job at Celta Vigo and Stanimir Stoilov stepped into the breach on a temporary basis.

1845: Dimitar Penev is a legend round these parts. The Bulgaria coach is back in the hot seat 11 years after being sacked. He oversaw his country's best spell on the international scene when they reached the semi-finals of the 1994 World Cup and qualified for Euro 96.

1844: Bulgaria coach Dimitar Penev is barking some instructions from the bench. They have the desired effect. A burst of activity down the right, a neat, dinked cross off the outside of the boot from Radostin Kishishev and Hristo Chilikov heads straight at Wayne Hennessy.

1842: Martin Petrov ekes out some space on the edge of the area and flights a shot wide of Wayne Hennessy's right post. That gets the crowd going... a bit.

1840: Wales manager John Toshack looks relaxed at the way things are going in the dug-out as he sits back for the first time. Not for long. He's soon sitting forward again. Elbows on knees, chin on hands. Perhaps he's not all that relaxed after all.

1836: Looks a quite nice place judging by the photos section.

1835: This game's not all that to be honest, but neither is the 'Culture' on offer in Bourgas. A quick search to see what else the crowd could be doing goes up a dead end on the town's website. Click on 'Culture' and you get 'page not found'.

1833: Dimitar Telkiyski gets to the edge of the Welsh six-yard box with a barging run, but has little support to lay the ball off to.

1830: Better from Wales... until Simon Davies hits a hopeful ball into the middle from the right flank. Nobody was there.

1827: Martin Petrov's left-footed free-kick is high of the Wales goal.

1826: A sloppy spell from Wales. They lose possession again and Bulgaria would have had another sight of goal had Dimitar Telkiyski's threaded pass not been a mite heavy.

1824: That almost put the mockers on the Welsh. Bulgaria break from halfway and Georgi Yovov is played in on the right, but he blazes over.

1823: Wales are growing into things here and look pretty comfortable.

1821: The game is being played at a very sedate pace.

1819: It's a patchy old pitch with plenty of bobbles on it, but the players are making light of the surface.

1817: Excellent play by Wales. Freddy Eastwood tees up Simon Davies on the right. The Fulham man, the only Premier League first-team regular in the Welsh XI, swings in a cross which Gareth Bale heads on goal. Dimitar Ivankov claws the ball away at his post.

1815: Stilian Petrov fizzes in a skidding free-kick which Wayne Hennessy does well to beat away low to his right.

1813: Bulgaria are looking pretty dangerous on the left where Martin Petrov is linking well with Lucio Wagner. He's a Brazilian left-back. Maybe he needs to think about changing his name to Wagnerov to help blend in a bit more.

1811: The game's being played out in front of a pretty quite crowd although there are a few of those famous Bulgarian chants from time to time. If you know the words feel free to join in.

1809: Wolves striker Freddy Eastwood needs the ball to be able to show what he can do, and at the moment he needs a pair of binoculars to see it. Bulgaria are pushing forward and pinging it about with panache.

"Freddy Eastwood is a legend who is going to make it at international level."
RickyOttosDreadlocks on 606

1807: Martin Petrov races on to a return ball in the box but is shouldered off the ball by Sam Ricketts.

1806: The first few minutes have been played almost exclusively in the Welsh half.

1805: And they have conceded just one goal in their last five matches. No wonder they're on the rise in the world rankings. Having started the year at number 42 they are now 29th. Wales are at 74.

1804: Bulgaria have lost just one of the 10 matches they have played since a 0-0 friendly draw against Wales in August last year

1803: Greek referee Mechalis Germanakos checks his watch, gives a shrill blast of the whistle and Wales get the ball going.

1801: Cheeky little wink from Manchester City's Martin Petrov as he goes up for the toss of the coin. The skipper's looking super relaxed, and why not? Bulgaria should have this in the bag. Anything less will be a bit of a shock.

1758: A small pocket of visiting fans are making themselves heard during the national anthem. Can you have an austere anthem? If so the Bulgarian one is just that. It has the hint of an operatic dirge about it.

1757: It is a sweltering evening on the edge of the Black Sea. High humidity as well. Local time is coming up to 2000 and here come the two teams.

1755: TEAMS Bulgaria v Wales
Freddy Eastwood is given his Wales debut in attack with David Vaughan in a young side. Robert Earnshaw is on the bench, but expect a number of changes through the night.

Bulgaria: Ivankov, Kishishev, Wagner, Tomasic, Angelov, Stiliyan Petrov, Tunchev, Telkiyski, Yovov, Chilikov, Martin Petrov. Subs: Petkov, Zanev, Iliev, Dimitrov, Popov, Genkov, Yankov.
Wales: Hennessey, Bale, Gabbidon, Morgan, Nyatanga, Ricketts, Crofts, Davies, Ledley, Vaughan, Eastwood. Subs: Coyne, Price, Collins, Gunter, Evans, Jones, Eardley, Nardiello, Earnshaw.

1752: Enough of the free advertising for all that lot, hopefully you'll be staying right here where it's on with the football. Feel free to drop us a line via text on 81111 on football related matters, or get involved on 606.

1750: Last, but by no means least, you can watch England v Germany on Match of the Day from 1930 BST with Gary Lineker and co, and if you're in Northern Ireland you will have Northern Ireland v Liechtenstein for your delectation.

1749: BBC Radio 5live Sport are on air from 1900 BST on 909 & 693 MW with Mark Saggers at Wembley for the England game.

1747: As well as reading about the action here, you can listen to commentary on all those games on the BBC Sport website if you're in the UK. Good news for Welshmen is that you can listen to the Bulgaria match wherever you are in the world.

1745: There will also be updates from the Republic of Ireland's friendly in Denmark from 1900 BST, before Northern Ireland kick off against Liechtenstein at a Euro 2008 qualifier at 1945 BST and England and Germany and Scotland and South Africa get going in their friendlies at 2000 BST

1743: Wales are first out of the blocks for the Home Nations. Life after Ryan Giggs begins with a friendly against Bulgaria in Bourgas, which is where Leicester City's Radostin Kishishev was born. Said midfielder is playing tonight, along with fellow English-based duo the Petrovs - Aston Villa's Stilian and Manchester City's Martin.

1740: A busy evening of international football starts on the Black Sea coast in Bulgaria. We'll also be calling in on Aarhus, Belfast, Aberdeen and London before the night's out.

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22 Aug 07 |  Football


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