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International report: Villa quartet see action in Wednesday friendlies

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International report: Villa quartet see action in Wednesday friendlies


Andreas Weimann, Christian Benteke, Ciaran Clark and Aleksandar Tonev all saw action in Wednesday's international friendlies.

But Brad Guzan and Ron Vlaar had watching briefs for their countries.

Weimann played the full 90 minutes as Austria went down 2-0 at home to Greece.

Goals from Kostas Mitroglou [2] did the damage after the hosts had earlier dominated the contest.

Benteke played 30 minutes - coming on for Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku - as Belgium drew 0-0 with France in an entertaining contest in Brussels.

Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard had chances for the hosts while Karim Benzema spurned the best opportunities for the French.

Tonev played 67 minutes for Bulgaria in Skopje as they went down 2-0 away at Macedonia.

Late goals from Agim Ibraimi and Aleksandar Trajkovski gave the hosts victory.

Tonev had a great chance in the 27th minute, as he faced a one-on-one with Tome Pachovski, but the keeper did brilliantly to deny the midfield ace.

Clark played 90 minutes as Republic of Ireland played out a 0-0 draw against Wales in Cardiff.

Eire had the better opportunities with Shane Long and Paddy Madden denied by former Villa keeper Boaz Myhill.

Guzan stayed on the bench as USA defeated Bosnia-Herzegovina 4-3 in an epic contest in Sarajevo.

Edin Dzeko and Vedad Ibisevic gave the hosts a 2-0 half-time lead.

But a Jozy Altidore hat-trick and a goal from Eddie Johnson gave the States the advantage before Dzeko reduced the arrears in the final minute.

Vlaar stayed on the bench in Faro as Netherland drew with Portugal 1-1 on away soil.

Snap up your Vlaar No.4 shirt now.

By @AVFCOfficial 14th August 2013
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