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World Cup Qualifiers Practice in Friendly Games


Teams that have qualified for the upcoming World Cup football finals next month in Germany continue to practice in friendly international games.

Croatia and visiting Iran played to a 2-2 draw Sunday. Host Ukraine scored a 4-0 win over Costa Rica. Ukraine is appearing in its first World Cup while Costa Rica will face host Germany in the World Cup opener on June 9 in Munich.

Playing Sunday in Hamburg, Estonia and Turkey played to a 1-1 draw. In Madrid, Macedonia was a 2-1 winner over Ecuador. Mali beat Morocco, 1-0, in a game played in Paris.

The United States hosts Latvia in a game later Sunday as part of a three-match friendly warmup before the U.S. team heads to Germany.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and AP.
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