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By Caroline Cheese
2211: Well, that's about that then. Tim Lovejoy is awaiting your calls on 606 right now, so why not get on the blower. Be sure to be back here on Saturday as the Premier League returns. Aston Villa v Manchester United? Oooh, yes please.
2207: "England's midfield was excellent. Nice to see two proper centre mids and a conventional outside right and left." no-one important on 606 Join the debate on 606
2205: "Very important no? It's a new era. It was really important to win. We played well first half. Second half, we needed to fight. We fought. We are really happy. It's a good start and we are really proud. If you can look at the bench and you see Maradona coaching, it's fantastic for us." Argentina captain Javier Mascherano
2202:Danny the Stat speaks thus: "Carlos Tevez is top of the pops on Player Rater with a seven-breaking (it'll catch on - by Christmas I reckon) score of 7.06. Lee Miller is the best of the bunch for Scotland with 6.89. Please remember that you can get involved..." Scotland v Argentina Player Rater
2201: "Scotland haven't won a friendly at Hampden since March 1996," reports BBC Sport's Colin Moffat. Crikey.
2159: Speaking after the game, England skipper John Terry takes responsibility for the Germany goal. Fair play, but easier to do when you've just scored the winner isn't it?!
2157: And it's full-time at Croke Park where Poland seal a 3-2 win over the Republic of Ireland despite that slightly silly finish to the game.
2156: Hugs all round for Diego Maradona as he kicks off his reign as Argentina boss with a win at the same ground where he scored his first international goal. He's absolutely ruddy delighted with that. The entire team gets a Diego-sized hug from the little man. Scotland looked like they might be overrun at the start of the match so a good effort to come back into it - but very little goal threat.
2155: FULL-TIME Scotland 0-1 Argentina
2154: Danny says: "Good marks all round for England on Player Rater and it's not-quite-first-choice trio Michael Carrick (7.31), Stewart Downing (7.30) and Gabby Agbonlahor (7.28) vying for top spot. Got a favourite? Make them top by voting...." Germany v England Player Rater
2153: What's going on at Croke Park?! Three goals in three minutes and Poland have gone from a 2-0 lead to a 3-2 advantage against the Republic of Ireland. Stephen Hunt pulls one back from the penalty spot, before Robert Lewandowski restores the two goal cushion and Keith Andrews promptly closes the gap again.
2151: "Downing's got to get some praise tonight surely? Lovely set up for Terry." Alex via text on 81111 His best game in an England shirt surely
2147: "Following the usual rash of substitutions, the game is really disjointed now. Wee Diego, at 5ft 5ins, could be in between the sticks for Argentina. Scotland haven't had a serious effort on goal." BBC Sport's Colin Moffat at Hampden Park
2146: The Republic produce a flurry with Alex Bruce heading a corner inches wide and Dariusz Dudka then clearing a looping Shane Long header off the line.
2146: "Re: 2140: Just to clarify, stat fans. The 31-match unbeaten run refers to Marcello Lippi's run in charge of Italy - over two separate stints. He's matched the record shared by Javier Clemente of Spain and Alfio Basile of Argentina." Danny the Stat
2143: FULL-TIME Germany 1-2 England
Who said it was meaningless? Not now England have won it isn't. Right? John Terry scores a lovely headed winner as England remain undefeated in five matches against Germany in Berlin.
2142: Still 2-0 to Poland against the Republic of Ireland. Visitors well in control and early departure of Damien Duff has left Ireland short of ideas.
2141: Stewart Downing is in acres of space on the left, and cuts back onto his right foot... yes, his right foot. Shot beaten away rather unconvincingly by Tim Wiese. Downing has been impressive tonight, proving a rather a lot of people (including myself) wrong. Peter Crouch on for Shaun Wright-Phillips.
2140: FULL-TIME Northern Ireland 0-2 Hungary
2140: "Blimey. This one almost slipped me by. One for you record fans - Italy's 1-1 draw in Greece means that coach Marcello Lippi has equalled the world record of 31 successive international games without defeat." Danny the Stat
2138: The fourth official signals three additional minutes of agony for Northern Ireland in Belfast. Still 2-0 to Hungary.
2138: Diego Maradona looks at a member of staff to his right and points angrily at the pitch. I am hoping to see him begin his warm-up soon. He's only got 13 minutes to come on and make an impact.
2138: "Netherlands fans - rejoice. Holland have beaten Sweden 3-1 with Liverpool's rejuvenated magic man Dirk Kuyt scoring right at the death to seal the Dutch win." Danny the Stat
2136: "Re Germany's goal: Terry should take all the blame. If you look, Terry shapes to head/chest ball back, keeper rightly gives space as he needs to be able to react to any deviation. Terry misses the ball then tries to shield, Carson has no time to react. Terry, kick the ball man, don't wait... Ah, forget it, Terry scores. Yippeee!!!" Anon via text on 81111 Summing up the thoughts of many England fans there, I would have thought
2133: GOAL Germany 1-2 England
Stewart Downing floats in a lovely free-kick and John Terry guides a brilliant header into the far corner. Redemption for the skipper after his part in Germany's goal.
2131: Carlos Tevez finds Argentine team-mate Maxi Rodriguez on the right but the striker smashes a shot wastefully wide.
2128: England suddenly break and Shaun Wright-Phillips' ferocious shot from 25 yards clatters the post. So unlucky. Looks like the keeper got a touch too.
2127: Good news Ashley Young fans. The former Watford winger is finally on - replacing the impressive Gabby Agbonlahor. Germany, though, look the more likely scorers at the moment.
2125: By the way I agree John Terry has to take some blame for that goal. When it became obvious that Carson wasn't coming, why didn't he belt it?
2124: "Argentine full-back Emiliano Papa is rather fond of going down theatrically and he's getting a lot of stick from the crowd. The Maradona-Scotland love-in looks over, with the game getting increasingly niggly." BBC Sport's Colin Moffat at Hampden Park
2122: "World Cup qualifying result - San Marino 0-3 Czech Republic. That puts the Czechs into second and sees Northern Ireland down to fifth in Group Three. Elsewhere, goal fans, enjoy these friendly scores - Slovenia 3-4 Bosnia-Herzegovina and Austria 2-4 Turkey." Danny the Stat
2121: "Re Germany's goal: Terry's fault. Don't stand there and wait for the Carson to come, he was miles away. Either play it back so he can clear it, or clear it yourself!" James via text on 81111
2117: GOAL Northern Ireland 0-2 Hungary
Route one, or whatever it's called in Hungarian. Fulham midfielder Zoltan Gera latches onto a long kick from the keeper and lashes it home.
2117: Lovely pass from Michael Carrick sets up Gabby Agbonlahor as England attempt to recover from that disastrous equaliser. Agbonlahor's effort is well saved by Tim Wiese - rubbing more salt in my wounds.
2117: How about some more from Danny the Stat? "Aaron Ramsey is currently the top Wales man over on Player Rater. But, mysteriously, Nicklas Bendtner from the beaten Denmark team is ahead of him with 7.25. That can't be right, can it? Well, it is, but surely you Player Rater fans will get involved and change it....?" Denmark v Wales Player Rater
2115: "That has to be the end of Scott Carson for England now. No more excuses." Andy via text on 81111
2113: GOAL Germany 1-1 England
SHAMBLES. As the ball comes over the top, John Terry waits for Scott Carson to come. And waits. And waits a bit more. Then tries to shield the ball from Patrick Helmes, who picks it up, nutmegs Carson and slots into the empty net. I can't believe I was laughing at the German keeper. I apologise.
2111: Moments after I express my view that Darren Bent is not an international striker, the Tottenham man is sent through by Gareth Barry. He round the keeper nicely enough, but slips over as he shoots and the ball goes disastrously wide.
2111: "Happy to get the win. I thought first half we were very good, Denmark are a decent side, we broke well and created a lot of chances. Over the 90 minutes we deserved the win, I'm delighted to get the win and it's nice to get a goal, we are delighted." Wales captain Craig Bellamy
2108: Two minutes after coming on as half-time substitute, Guerreiro Roger doubles Poland's lead against the Republic of Ireland with a 25-yard shot as the Irish defenders give him far too much room. Oh, and by the way, Scotland and Argentina are back under way in Glasgow.
2107: Lukas Podolski replaces Mario Gomez for Germany shortly after Stewart Downing shoots about 10 yards wide from a decent chance.
2106: FULL-TIME Denmark 0-1 Wales
2105: Well, Wales really are hanging on in the closing seconds. Boaz Myhill pulls off a superb point-blank save to prevent Martin Vingaard at the death before Denmark hit the bar in a frantic finish.
2104: GOAL Northern Ireland 0-1 Hungary
The home defence is caught napping and Hungary striker Sandor Torghelle scores his 10th international goal. From a home view point, a soft one to concede.
2102: Northern Ireland's first big chance but Hungary keeper Gabor Babos makes a point-blank save from David Healy's header.
2102: The clock hits 90 in Copenhagen. Can Wales hang on? Can they? Well, we'll find out in a bit.
2101: Aaron Ramsey is replaced by Owain Tudur-Jones. Decent first start from the 17-year-old Arsenal midfielder.
2058: Nicklas Bendter sees his effort deflected over the bar from James Collins' block as Denmark push for an equaliser against Wales.
2058: A very busy Danny the Stat speaks again: "Luca Toni has levelled for Italy in Greece. Meanwhile, brace fans, Arsenal hero Robin van Persie has notched both of Holland's goals so far - they lead Sweden 2-1."
2056:Kat... with a K on 606 reminds me that Tim Wiese has made some howlers in his time. Google that one.
2055: Shame. Germany replace dodgy keeper Rene Adler with Tim Wiese. The second half is under way in Berlin.
2053: It's half-time at Croke Park where the Republic of Ireland still trail Poland 1-0.
2053: A double change for England at half-time. Darren Bent replaces Jermain Defoe - who picked up a slight knock in the first half, while Scott Carson is in for David James. Meanwhile, they're up and running again in Belfast.
2050: HALF-TIME Scotland 0-1 Argentina
2049: GOAL Denmark 0-1 Wales
Skipper Craig Bellamy picks the ball up 40 yards out, beats his man and fires past Thomas Sorensen from 20 yards. 2047: Here's Danny T Stat again: "Bad news, upset fans. The Czech Republic have scored two quick ones against San Marino and are 2-0 up with about half an hour to go in their World Cup qualifier. But here's a slight eye-opener. Greece are 1-0 up against Italy thanks to Theofanis Gekas. Cripes."
2046: "Well, England 'B' are looking good so far, I have to say. 1-0 at half time... Nice." MagicMagpieJ on 606 Join the debate on 606
2042: "After a sparkling opening from the visitors, the game has deteriorated, with passes going astray and the foul count rising rapidly. It ain't pretty but it's probably no bad thing from a Scottish perspective." BBC Sport's Colin Moffat at Hampden Park
2041: "Never mind the Gerrard-Lampard debate. Neither should be in the team. Carrick and Barry have been brilliant in this first half." Peter, Castleford, via text on 81111
2039: Quick as a flash, it's Danny the Stat: "Speedy Villa hitman Gabriel Agbonlahor is leading the Player Rater with a "seven-breaking" 7.40. Unstoppable goal machine Matthew Upson is next with 7.00. Where are the Germans? Frankly, who would've guessed - they're miles back with Miroslav Klose top on 5.83." Germany v England Player Rater
2038: HALF-TIME Germany 0-1 England
2036: Stewart Downing unleashes a fierce left-footed shot from the edge of the area, which is beaten into Shaun Wright-Phillips' path by keeper Rene Adler. The Manchester City winger's effort goes wide. I'm not convinced by Adler. Not at all.
2036: Meanwhile another colleague sums up events at Windsor Park: "It's a low-key affair, and that is putting it kindly."
2034: Damien Duff has a glorious chance to equalise for the Republic of Ireland against Poland after a slide rule Kevin Doyle pass but the winger hits into the sidenetting with his weaker right foot. "Why are so many modern players so one-footed?!" bemoans my colleague in Belfast. Why indeed?
2034: HALF-TIME Northern Ireland 0-0 Hungary
2034: Ched Evans' first Wales start ends. Sam Vokes is on.
2031: With little happening on the pitch at Windsor Park, Radio Ulster resorts to trivia questions - the only NI player to have scored against Hungary? Norman Whiteside.
2030: "The Argentine keeper looks a bit shaky. If Scotland throw in long balls in the area they might stand a chance." the changed man on 606 Join the debate on 606
2030: "Here's one for you, minnow fans. Half-time in today's sole European World Cup qualifier. It's in Northern Ireland's group. And fancy - it's San Marino 0-0 Czech Republic. Who'd have thunk it?" Danny the International Stat
2027: Over to Denmark where substitute Soren Larsen fires just past the angle from 20 yards. Minutes later, Larsen is involved again, forcing a fine save from Wales keeper Boaz Myhill with Leon Andreasen firing the rebound over the bar.
2025: Germany are getting a foothold in the game after England's early dominance and Heiko Westermann is just off target with a header from a whipped-in Bastian Schweinsteiger free-kick. Meanwhile, Scotland see James McFadden's turn and shot deflected over the bar.
2023: "Are you Scotland in disguise?" sing the vastly over-confident England fans to their German counterparts.
2021: Best chance so far at Windsor Park but Hungary's Szaboles Huszti slices badly wide of Maik Taylor's goal.
2021: A flurry of bookings. Shaun Wright-Phillips is booked for a late tackle on Marvin Compper. Fabio looks unimpressed.
2019: Northern Ireland striker Kyle Lafferty is booked for going in late on Hungary's Krisztian Vadocz.
2019: "It doesn't take the Tartan Army long to strike up their favourite version of the Hokey Cokey, which celebrates a certain goal scored at the 1986 World Cup." BBC Sport's Colin Moffat at Hampden Park
2019: David James punches away Piotr Trochowski's free-kick as Germany look to recover in Berlin.
2018: They're back under way in Denmark - where Sam Ricketts is on for Wales, with David Edwards making way.
2015: GOAL Germany 0-1 England
Corner comes over from Stewart Downing, keeper Rene Adler fails to collect, Matt Upson pokes home the loose ball for his first international goal.
2012: GOAL Scotland 0-1 Argentina
International football management is as easy as that. Carlos Tevez cuts inside from the right and lays the ball off to Jonas Gutierrez, who provides the pass for Maxi Rodriguez to apply the simple finish. Diego, his arms still folded as he protects himself from the cold, stands up briefly in celebration.
2011: Allan McGregor makes a decent save from Javier Mascherano's fierce volley. Argentina look well up for this. And why wouldn't you be, with Diego Maradona as your new manager?
2008: Dreadful start for the Republic of Ireland against Poland, as Mariusz Lewandowski outjumps John O'Shea to head the visitors ahead at Croke Park with only three minutes played.
2006: "It is an open game with lots of chances and John Toshack will be disappointed that we haven't taken one of them. We've had the better of the opportunities and it is encouraging." Stoke City manager Tony Pulis and BBC Wales pundit
2005: And so to Danny the International Stat: "Jack Collison is the top man for Wales on Player Rater right now with 7.40, just ahead of Aaron Ramsey and James Collins - who have both "broken the seven" with 7.20. The phrase "broken the seven" will catch on by the way." Denmark v Wales Player Rater
2003: Following an impeccably-observed minute's silence for the late Boca Juniors president Pedro Pompilio and former Scotland coach Ian McColl, the game in Glasgow is under way.
2002: First decent dig at goal in Belfast sees Torghelle shoot just wide for Hungary.
2002: HALF-TIME Denmark 0-0 Wales
Wales forward Ched Evans, who was denied by a last-ditch tackle moments ago, side-foots over the bar from close range as the whistle goes for half-time.
2001: Piotr Trochowski beats Glen Johnson and crosses from the left. David James drops it - but there's no one to apply the finishing touch.
1959: Diego looks like he may literally burst with pride as he stands in the dug-out for the Argentine national anthem. Mind you, George Burley looks quite a proud man himself as Amy MacDonald sings Flower of Scotland.
1958: "I don't know what Terry Butcher is on about. If met Diego Maradona I would shake his hand, get a hug and probably kiss him fully on the lips." redandblackT1899™-Dinho80 on 606 Me too.
1957: Danny the International Stat has this to say: "Elsewhere in Europe, continent fans, Ukraine - England's next opponents in World Cup qualifying - have beaten Norway 1-0 at home. Naughty Norwegian John Arne Riise was sent off."
1956: "There are more than 150 countries broadcasting this game. The media zone is bursting at the seams. However, it looks like there will be quite a few empty seats in the stadium. Diego is at the head of the tunnel, beaming from ear to ear. He's just been high-fiving the ball boys. Nice touch..." BBC Sport's Colin Moffat at Hampden Park
1955: FULL TEAMS Rep of Ireland v Poland Rep or Ire: Given, McShane, Dunne, O'Shea, Kilbane, Keogh, Whelan, Gibson, Duff, Doyle, Folan. Subs: Murphy, Westwood, Andrews, Miller, Foley, Delaney, Long, Stephen Hunt, Bruce, Stokes, Noel Hunt. Poland: Fabianski, Wasilewski, Bosacki, Dudka, Wawrzyniak, Krzynowek, Blaszczykowski, Mariusz Lewandowski, Boguski, Gargula, Brozek. Subs: Zaluska, Jodlowiec, Wojtkowiak, Roger, Majewski, Robert Lewandowski, Peszko, Bandrowski.
1953: Craig Bellamy is one on one with the keeper for Wales but shoots straight at Thomas Sorensen.
1953: Gabby Agbonlahor lays the ball off nicely to Jermain Defoe, but the Pompey striker shoots straight at the keeper - and is marginally offside anyway. Confident start from the Villa debutant though.
1953: Thomas Rasmussen fizzes a left-footer past the post for Denmark, as Wales live dangerously.
1952: Bit late, but they're off in Berlin.
1951: Diego Maradona stands at the end of the tunnel at Hampden Park, his chest puffed out with pride. He's loving this.
1949: Former Manchester City keeper Bert Trautmann is introduced to the players. He has just been awarded with a diamond pin - the Germany FA's most prestigious award. So there you are.
1948: I won't lie. There was a lot of booing during both the England and Germany anthems. Boo.
1947: Northern Ireland and Hungary kick off at Windsor Park.
1946: Here comes the teams in Berlin - where England have never lost a match against Germany.
1940: The gossip from Northern Ireland is that Maik Taylor will only play the first 45 because Birmingham have a match on Friday - so Partick's Jonathan Tuffey or Alan Mannus of Linfield will get their chance in the second half. Does that count as gossip? Not sure...
1938: A half-chance for Ched Evans in the box, but he's surrounded by three Denmark defenders and can't get the ball under control.
1937: "Good atmosphere at Windsor Park as always. I'm predicting a 2-0 win for Northern Ireland. Healy to get one and Lafferty with number two." Anon via text on 81111
1931: "I'm sitting next to an Argentine radio commentator who is wearing a very fetching full-body rain-mate in a bid to combat the Glasgow drizzle. I've already met Ossie Ardiles and Ricardo Villa, well, said hello, so I'm made up... Scotland out warming up to the strains of Big Country. No sign of the visitors yet." BBC Sport's Colin Moffat at Hampden Park I must admit I don't know what a 'rain-mate' is but I trust it's Scottish parlance...
1929: Oh dear Craig Bellamy. Oh dear oh dear. The West Ham striker is released down the left-hand channel, and leaves his marker on the floor, but he goes for glory - with Aaron Ramsey screaming for the ball right in front of goal.
1928: England may be struggling with injuries but so are Germany. Michael Ballack and Philipp Lahm are out, while Torsten Frings has been left out. They give a debut to Marvin Compper, Jermaine Jones comes into midfield, while Euro 2008 goal machine Mario Gomez joins Miroslav Klose up front.
1926: Incidentally, if you hadn't already noticed, you can watch the Denmark v Wales game live on this website (if you live in the UK). Brilliant!
1924: Ramsey's big moment is swiftly followed by Ched Evans - on his first international start - seeing his low shot deflected just wide from the edge of the area.
1923: Aaron Ramsey gets his first touch in international football after seven minutes, and wins a throw-in when his pass is deflected out. He'll remember that. Well he might.
1920: Early stages in Copenhagen but Wales have hardly had a touch.
1912: The Wales and Denmark teams are out at a wet and windy Brondby Stadion. Aaron Ramsey makes his international debut in midfield for Wales, as Ched Evans makes his first start. John Toshack has gone with three central defenders and wing-backs. The devil...
1909: Hello, here's that man Danny the International Stat: "More on that there Serbia match. Former Villa favourite Savo Milosevic was making his final international appearance and he'll remember it alright. He scored two goals and missed the two penalties. You, yes you, quite literally couldn't make it up."
1905: Diego Armando Maradona is up in Glasgow preparing for his bow as Argentina coach against Scotland... but he has admitted he thought about joining Atletico Madrid striker Sergio Aguero on the flight to Spain to see his pregnant daughter, who is in hospital. "I've got a lump in the heart," said El Diego. "I want to run to see her, but I knew that she wanted me to stay here." Giannina, girlfriend of Aguero, is "hospitalised but fine" according to her dad.
1902: No spurious injury is going to keep Danny the Stat away from a midweek international friendly bonanza. Here he goes: "Goodness, the goals have been flying in all over the world already - and it's barely 1900 GMT. Serbia have thrashed Bulgaria 6-1, seemingly missing two penalties along the way. But top hot-shot pot-shot honours so far go to Hong Kong, 9-1 winners over Macau. And they were away, travel fans."
1859: Yes, I know, I know. The Northern Ireland team. Here you go: Taylor, Duff, McGivern, Baird, Evans, Clingan, Gillespie, O'Connor, Healy, Lafferty, Brunt. Subs: Tuffey, Mannus, Shiels, McGinn, Feeney, Patterson, Thompson.
1858: "WHAT!? Still no Ashley Young!??!?! I'm outraged and disgusted. Downing looks like a dead duck trying to pass himself off as a lemming every time he pulls on an England shirt." cheese666 on 606 Join the debate on 606
1856: "Downing getting in ahead of Ashley Young is unbelievable, Young is in a different league to Downing." Nath, Kent, via text on 811111
1855: "Where has Bent gone!! His recent form is surely enough to make him start!!! He's the top English goalscorer!" P0shD3vil on 606 Join the debate on 606
1852: "The first XI will be players who have played before with the national team," said England coach Fabio Capello, before promptly picking Gabby Agbonlahor for this first cap up front. Righto.
1848: And what about Scotland's line-up to face El Diego's Argentina at Hampden Park: McGregor, Hutton, Caldwell, McManus, Broadfoot, Brown, Hartley, Ferguson, Commons, Iwelumo, McFadden.
1847: Here comes the England team to face Germany in Berlin: James, Johnson, Upson, Terry, Bridge, Wright-Philips, Barry, Carrick, Downing, Defoe, Agbonlahor.
1844: And look. Here's a handy reminder if you're going out on the tiles (as my dad would say) later: You can still follow this text commentary and get all the scores on your mobile. From a UK phone, just text FOOTBALL to 81010, it will cost you 10 to 15p and you will receive in return a link to our mobile site. Click on that, and you'll be straight through (then bookmark it so you never need to text that number again). The cost of being online on your phone will vary according to network and your own contract.
1840: Oh look. Here's the Wales team to face Denmark at the Brondby Stadion: Myhill, Gunter, Collins, Nyatanga, Williams, Bale, Collison, Edwards, Ramsey, Bellamy, Evans.
1838: I've just been in the United States of America for a couple of weeks, which is an utterly brilliant country except for the chronic lack of proper sport. I mean, the bombshell news about Aidy Boothroyd's departure from Watford did not warrant a mention in a single newspaper. Not a single one. Unbelievable. It was all Obama this, Obama that. So personally I couldn't be more excited about this evening's action, my first taste of soccer… ahem, football, for fully 21 days. You? (replies via text on 81111, or on 606) Join the debate on 606
1830: Jonathan Stevenson, Paul Fletcher and Chris Bevan are all unavailable for live text commentary duty tonight due to minor injuries which they will no doubt shake off before the weekend. Therefore I have received a late call-up. Just call me Jimmy Bullard... (although I'd rather you didn't.)
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