International Rewind: Germany falls to Poland; Costa scores in Spain's win; and more

International Rewind: Germany falls to Poland; Costa scores in Spain's win; and more

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International Rewind: Germany falls to Poland; Costa scores in Spain's win; and more

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By RYAN TOLMICH

Just months after being crowned world champions, Germany has been knocked off by massive underdogs Poland.

Germany, which hadn’t lost to Poland in 18 matches, was upset on Saturday in Euro 2016 qualifying, 2-0, behind goals from Arkadiusz Milik and Sebastian Mila. The Germans had not lost a European qualifying game since October 2007, a streak marking 33 matches.

Reigning champions Spain bounced back from Thursday’s loss to Slovakia by routing Luxembourg, 4-0, in a game that saw striker Diego Costa score his first goal for La Roja. Costa, who had been held scoreless in his prior six appearances, was joined on the scoresheet by David Silva, Paco Alcacer and Juan Bernat.

Meanwhile, Mexico picked up its third straight victory in a 1-0 friendly win over Panama. The game’s lone goal was scored in the 89th minute by Chivas USA forward Erick “Cubo” Torres, his first with the senior team.

In other action, Brazil defeated Argentina, 2-0, in a friendly, England narrowly edged Estonia, and Robbie Keane scored a hat-trick as the Republic of Ireland thrashed Gibraltar by seven goals.

Check out all of the international results from this past weekend below:

FRIDAY

Latvia 0 – 3 Iceland

Netherlands 3 – 1 Kazakhstan

Turkey 1 -2 Czech Republic

Belgium 6 – 0 Andorra

Cyprus 1 – 2 Israel

Wales 0 – 0 Bosnia-Herzegovina

Bulgaria 0 – 1 Croatia

Italy 2 – 1 Azerbaijan

Malta- 0 -3 Noway

Japan 1 -0 Jamaica

South Korea 2 – 0 Paraguay

China 3 – 0 Thailand

Uzbekistan 0 – 0 Bahrain

Oman 3 – 4 Costa Rica

UAE 0 – 0 Australia

Saudi Arabia 1 – 1 Uruguay

Chile 3 – 0 Peru

United States 1 – 1-1 Ecuador

Colombia 3 – 0 El Salvador

SATURDAY

Republic of Ireland 7 – 0 Gibraltar

Scotland 1 – 0 Georgia

Romania 1 -1 Hungary

Armenia 1 – 1 Serbia

Poland 2 – 0 Germany

Finalnd 1 – 1 Greece

Northern Ireland 2 – 0 Faroe Islands

Albania 1 – 1 Denmark

Argentina 0 – 2 Brazil

France 2 – 1 Portugal

SUNDAY

Ukraine 1 – 0 Macedonia

Estonia 0 – 1 England

Austria 1 – 0 Montenegro

Russia 1 – 1 Moldova

Belarus 1 – 3 Slovakia

Luxembourg 0 – 4 Spain

Lithuania 0 – 2 Slovenia

Sweden 2 – 0 Lichtenstein

Mexico 1 – 0 Panama

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Do Germany have reason to worry? What do you think of Costa’s efforts with Spain thus far? How do you see Mexico shaping up during this cycle? Which results inpressed and surprised you most?

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