World Cup contenders: March friendlies

Europe's FIFA World Cup hopefuls continued their preparations this month.

Isco scored the first hat-trick of his professional career in Spain's 6-1 win against Argentina
Isco scored the first hat-trick of his professional career in Spain's 6-1 win against Argentina ©AFP

Europe has 14 contenders at this summer's FIFA World Cup finals and all have been in action in recent days. We track their progress on the road to Russia.

Kick-off times CET

Jesse Lingard enjoys his winner for England against the Netherlands
Jesse Lingard enjoys his winner for England against the Netherlands©AFP/Getty Images

22 March

Denmark 1-0 Panama

23 March

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice in added time to give Portugal victory against Egypt
Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice in added time to give Portugal victory against Egypt©AFP/Getty Images

Russia 0-3 Brazil
Greece 0-1 Switzerland
Serbia 1-2 Morocco
Germany 1-1 Spain
Netherlands 0-1 England
Poland 0-1 Nigeria
Portugal 2-1 Egypt
France
2-3 Colombia

24 March

Peru 2-0 Croatia 
Mexico 3-0 Iceland
Sweden 1-2 Chile

26 March

Portugal 0-3 Netherlands

Breel Embolo and Granit Xhaka both scored in Switzerland's 6-0 win against Panama
Breel Embolo and Granit Xhaka both scored in Switzerland's 6-0 win against Panama©Getty Images

27 March

Paul Pogba's goal was sandwiched by a Kylian Mbappé double as France beat Russia
Paul Pogba's goal was sandwiched by a Kylian Mbappé double as France beat Russia©AFP

Russia 1-3 France
Switzerland
6-0 Panama
Denmark 0-0 Chile
Romania 1-0 Sweden
Belgium 4-0 Saudi Arabia
Germany 0-1 Brazil
Poland 3-2 South Korea
England 1-1 Italy
Nigeria 0-2 Serbia
Spain 6-1 Argentina

28 March

Peru 3-1 Iceland
Mexico 0-1 Croatia

European qualified teams in bold

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