INTERNATIONAL ROUND-UP

Posted on: Wed 06 Jun 2012

Florent Malouda played the full 90 minutes as France beat Estonia 4-0 in their final warm-up game for Euro 2012.

Laurent Blanc's side, who are unbeaten since 2010, face England next Monday in the opening game of Group D, and their performance will have given Roy Hodgson plenty to mull over.

After Franck Ribery had opened the scoring midway through the first half, Karim Benzema doubled the advantage shortly after when he controlled a Malouda corner before finishing smartly. The Real Madrid striker scored his second and France's third shortly after the break, before Jeremy Menez wrapped the game up in stoppage-time.

Branislav Ivanovic, meanwhile, was an unused substitute as Serbia went down 2-1 to Sweden in a friendly in Solna.

Tomas Kalas, who spent last season on loan at Vitesse Arnhem, played the full game as Czech Republic Under 21s cemented their place at the top of Group 3 in the European Championships qualifying rounds with a comfortable 5-1 win in Andorra.

Elsewhere, Milan Lalkovic was an 80th minute substitute as Slovakia were beaten 2-0 by Romania, leaving them with little chance of securing qualification.