Pre-EURO int’l friendly roundup: Belgium top Norway; Wales hammered by Sweden

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A roundup of Sunday’s international friendlies as 24 European nations prepare for EURO 2016…

Belgium 3-2 Norway

Romelu Lukaku (3rd minute) and Eden Hazard (70th minute) scored their 12th and 13th international goals, respectively, as Belgium overcame a 2-1 deficit at home to Norway on Sunday. That’s four goals in four international games for Lukaku, including all three of Belgium’s exhibitions to open the summer. The Montreal Impact’s Laurent Ciman scored the winning goal three minutes after Hazard put the Red Devils back on level terms.

That’s it for Belgium’s pre-EURO 2016 friendlies. The next time they take the field, it’ll be against Italy in Lyon, France, on Monday, June 13. Sweden and Ireland are the other two teams in a loaded Group E.

Sweden 3-0 Wales

Speaking of Sweden, the Fighting Zlatans hammered Gareth Bale‘s Wales on Sunday without their unemployed talisman even having to lift a finger to help score a goal to do so. Emil Forsberg (40th minute), Mikael Lustig (57th minute) and John Guidetti (87th minute) bagged the goals with Ibrahimovic and Bale both being subbed off just after the hour mark.

Sweden will kick off their EURO 2016 campaign against the Irish in Saint-Denis, France, also on Monday, June 13. As for Wales, a Group B-opening date with Slovakia awaits in Bordeaux, France, next Saturday, June 11.

Elsewhere in international friendlies

Russia 1-1 Serbia
Slovenia 0-1 Turkey
Czech Republic 1-2 South Korea