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David Silva brace earns Spain friendly victory over Belgium

Spain earned their first victory since Euro 2016 after David Silva scored a brace to defeat Belgium by 2-0 in a friendly.

Manchester City’s Silva scored on both halves, with a clinical finish in the first and a penalty in the second.

Julen Lopetegui, who appointed Spain coach in July following Vincente Del Bosque’s departure, begins a new La Roja era with a winning start.

It also meant that Belgium coach Roberto Martinez’s first game ended with defeat against his home nation.

He replaced Marc Wilmots after Belgium’s quarter-final exit at Euro 2016, and his side was jeered on numerous occasions by home fans.

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Schweinsteiger bids farewell to his Germany career with Manuel Neuer and Thomas Muller.

Meanwhile, Bastian Schweinsteiger bids an emotional farewell to his time as a Germany international.

Schweinsteiger, 32, was in tears at a presentation before Germany’s 2-0 friendly win over Finland in Monchengladbach.

He made his Germany debut back in June 2004, and ends his international career with 121 caps, 24 goals and one World Cup (2014).

In the match, he was substituted to a standing ovation after 66 minutes, and retires as Germany’s fourth most capped player.

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