Friendlies round-up: Stalemate between Italy and Germany, France held by Ivory Coast
By PA Sport
Last Updated: 16/11/16 7:56am
European heavyweights Italy and Germany had to settle for a goalless draw from their friendly at the San Siro in Milan.
The Azzurri, who romped to a 4-0 win over Liechtenstein in their World Cup qualifier on Saturday, handed a start to veteran Inter forward Eder in a three-man attack, while Germany gave a debut to Wolfsburg youngster Yannick Gerhardt.
Neither side, whose Euro 2016 quarter-final in Bordeaux was eventually settled after a lengthy penalty shoot-out, could make a breakthrough.
Bayer Leverkusen forward Kevin Volland saw a second-half effort disallowed for a marginal offside call, before with eight minutes left, Italy forward Andrea Belotti's shot came back off the inside of the post.
There were also no goals between France and Ivory Coast at the Stade Felix Bollaert-Delelis in Lens.
Les Bleus included the likes of Manchester United's Paul Pogba, Chelsea's N'Golo Kante and Dimitri Payet of West Ham in their line-up along with Borussia Dortmund prospect Ousmane Dembele.
However, Didier Deschamps' side but could not find a way through against the Elephants, who are top of their CAF qualifying group following a goalless draw away to Morocco last weekend.
World Cup hosts Russia beat Romania 1-0 with a stoppage-time goal from Magomed Ozdoev in the first international game to be played in Chechnya.
Elsewhere on Tuesday, Iceland won 2-0 away in Malta with goals from Arnor Traustason and Sverrir Ingi Ingason.
Sweden ran out 2-0 winners over Hungary at Ferenc Puskas Stadion, where Sunderland midfielder Sebastian Larsson opened the scoring after 30 minutes and Isaac Kiese Thelin added another in the 67th minute.
A goal from Evgen Shakhov late in the first half was enough to secure Ukraine a 1-0 win over Serbia in Kiev.
The Czech Republic and Denmark drew 1-1 in Mlada Boleslav.
The hosts went ahead after eight minutes through Antonin Barak for his first senior goal before Nicolai Jorgensen equalised half-an-hour later.
It finished goalless between Austria and Slovakia at the Ernst Happel Stadion in Vienna.