International Round-Up

Thursday 6 March 2014 10:57

Muamer Tanković made his international debut as a Sweden side featuring Alexander Kačaniklić lost 2-1 in Turkey on Wednesday night.

Mevlut Erdinc put Turkey in front after two minutes, before Ola Toivonen levelled for Sweden on 54. Olcan Adin put the hosts back into the lead on 57 with Tanković entering the fray in the 67th minute. Kačaniklić played the full 90.

Elsewhere, Kostas Mitroglou played for just under an hour as Greece went down to a 2-0 defeat to South Korea. Chu-Young Park volleyed the visitors in front before Greece hit the woodwork three times.

Heung-Min Son then won it for South Korea on 55 minutes against a Greece side that introduced Giorgos Karagounis for the start of the second half.

Elsad Zverotić was a 55th-minute substitute as Montenegro defeated Ghana 1-0 thanks to an early penalty by Dejan Damjanovic.

Brede Hangeland completed the full 90 minutes to show no ill effects from his head injury at the weekend as Norway drew 2-2 in the Czech Republic. Tanik Elyounoussi cancelled out Tomas Rosicky’s opener before Matej Vydra put the hosts back in front just before half-time. But Morten Gamst Pedersen ensured honours finished even when he struck with two minutes remaining.

William Kvist (pictured) played the full match as Denmark were defeated 1-0 by England at Wembley. Daniel Sturridge scored the only goal of the game in the 82nd minute.

Ashkan Dejagah claimed an assist as he played 86 minutes for Iran in a 2-1 home defeat to Guinea in Tehran. AC Milan midfielder Kevin Constant put the visitors ahead on 34 with a long-range strike before Ibrahima Traore doubled the advantage in similar fashion three minutes later.

Reza Ghoochannejhad pulled one back 10 minutes into the second half after converting Dejagah's cross from the right.

Iran will head to Austria to face Belarus, Montenegro and Angola in friendly matches in May before making their third World Cup appearance in June.