Spain and England triumph in friendlies while Hamilton crashes in first day of F1 testing
In football action,
World champions Spain were 3-1 winners over Uruguay in this morning's friendly match in Doha.
Cesc Fabregas and Pedro scored 2 of the goals for the Spaniards, while team captain Carles Puyol won his 100th international cap.
Goals from Ronaldo and Helder Postiga were still not enough to prevent Portugal from losing 3-2 at home to Ecuador.
Italy and Holland drew 1-1 in Amsterdam, with Marco Verrati scoring the equaliser for the Azzurri during injurytime.
Croatia thrashed South Korea 4-0,
Greece and Switzerland were goal-less while Japan hammered Latvia 3-0.
And over at Wembley Stadium,
Wayne Rooney and Frank Lampard scored in England's 1st win over Brazil in more than 2 decades.
Final score was England 2 Brazil 1.
Still on football,
French striker Louis Saha has joined Serie A club Lazio.
The former international will most likely provide cover for Miroslav Klose who is out of action for 2 months with a knee injury.
The 34-year-old former Manchester United forward, was released by Sunderland last month and he moved to Lazio as a free agent.
Switching to motorsports,
And Lewis Hamilton's first day of testing for his new Mercedes F1 team got off to a bad start in Spain.
After 15 laps at the Jerez circuit last night, the former world champion lost control at the end of the back straight.
But Hamilton was unhurt although he did crash into a tyre wall.
The car reportedly lost its rear brake pressure and the team was unable to fix the car in time to test again.
Now 2 days ago, his team-mate Nico Rosberg's car caught fire while he was testing on the circuit.
And Hamilton says, it's all part and parcel of the testing process.
In local sports news,
Singapore's Table Tennis Association has invited 11 teenagers to join its Youth Olympic Games training squad.
The shortlisted paddlers are from the national youth team and the Singapore Sports School.
And following the training process, only 1 boy and 1 girl will be selected to represent the Republic in the YOG next year in Nanjing, China.