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FULL-TIME, Germany 0-1 Brazil, Belgium 4-0 Saudi Arabia, England 1-1 Italy: Two City players were fantastic in the late games: Gabriel Jesus scored the winner against Ilkay Gundogan and Leroy Sané’s Germany, while Fernandinho was also pretty good in the Brazil midfield; Kevin De Bruyne dominated the Belgium-Saudi Arabia game with two assists and a goal of his own, and Kyle Walker started at center-back alongside John Stones with Raheem Sterling playing up front as England drew with Italy at Wembley.


GOAL! Germany 0-1 Brazil: A Manchester City goal in a match full of Manchester City players! Gabriel Jesus is once again on the scoresheet for his country with a headed goal late in the first half. It took a while for the referee to give him the goal, but the ball was in before Kevin Trapp tried to push it away. Get in there, Gabi!


ENGLAND vs ITALY

Date/Time: 8pm GMT (UK), 3pm EST, 12pm PST (USA)

How to watch on TV: ITV 1 (UK), Fox Sports 1 (USA), others

How to stream: ITV Hub (UK), Fox Sports GO (USA), FuboTV (7-day free trial, click here to sign up)

LINEUPS

England: Butland; Trippier, Walker, Stones, Tarkowski, Young; Chamberlain, Dier, Lingard; Vardy, Sterling

Italy: Donnarumma; Zappacosta, Rugani, Bonucci, De Sciglio; Pellegrini, Jorginho, Parolo; Candreva, Immobile, Insigne


BELGIUM vs SAUDI ARABIA

Date/Time: 7.45pm GMT (UK), 2.45pm EST, 11.45am PST (USA)

How to watch on TV: Full listings

How to stream: Watch ESPN (USA)

LINEUPS

Belgium: Mignolet; Alderweireld, Kompany, Vertonghen; Meunier, De Bruyne, Witsel, Carrasco; Hazard, Lukaku, Mertens

Saudi Arabia: Al Qarni; Fallatah, M.Hawsawi, O.Hawsawi, Al Harbi; Al Mogahwi, Otayf, Al Jassim; Al Muwallad, Al Sahlawi, Al Dawsari


GERMANY vs BRAZIL

Date/Time: 7.45pm GMT (UK), 2.45pm EST, 11.45am PST (USA)

How to watch on TV: BT Sport 2 (UK), others

How to stream: BT Sport Live (UK), WatchESPN

LINEUPS

Germany: Trapp; Kimmich, Boateng, Rüdiger, Plattenhardt; Gundogan, Kroos; Goretzka, Draxler, Sané; Gómez

Brazil: Alisson; D.Alves, T.Silva, Miranda, Marcelo; Fernandinho, Casemiro, Paulinho; Willian, G.Jesus, Coutinho


IT’S TUESDAY! You didn’t think we wouldn’t follow the boys today, did you??? Let’s do this! Some big games today and a lot of Blues in action, so let’s have some fun!


FULL-TIME, Germany 1-1 Spain, Argentina 2-0 Italy, Netherlands 0-1 England: No Manchester City players scored or assisted in the later games, but plenty of them made appearances: Ilkay Gundogan and Leroy Sané played in the second half for Germany, while David Silva played 70 minutes in the same game; Nicolas Otamendi played 90 minutes against Italy at the Etihad, and all three of Kyle Walker, John Stones and Raheem Sterling started in Amsterdam against Holland. They didn’t do much, but none of them got injured so that’s pretty good news.


NETHERLANDS vs ENGLAND

How to watch on TV: ITV 1 (UK), others

How to stream: ITV Hub (UK)

LINEUPS

Netherlands: Zoet; de Ligt, de Vrij, van Dijk; Hateboer, Wijnaldum, Strootman, van Aanholt; Promes, Dost, Depay

England: Pickford; Trippier, Walker, Stones, Gomez, Rose; Lingard, Henderson, Chamberlain; Sterling, Rashford


ARGENTINA vs ITALY

How to watch on TV: beIN SPORTS (USA & Canada), others

How to stream: beIN SPORTS CONNECT (USA & Canada), FuboTV (7-day free trial, click here to sign up)

LINEUPS

Argentina: Caballero; Bustos, Otamendi, Fazio, Tagliafico; Paredes, Biglia, Lo Celso; Lanzini, Higuaín, Di María

Italy: Buffon; Florenzi, Rugani, Bonucci, De Sciglio; Verratti, Jorginho, Parolo; Chiesa, Immobile, Insigne


GERMANY vs SPAIN

How to watch on TV: BT Sport 3 (UK), others

How to stream: BT Sport Live (UK), WatchESPN (USA)

LINEUPS

Germany: Ter Stegen; Kimmich, Boateng, Hummels, Hector; Khedira, Kroos; Müller, Özil, Draxler; Werner

Spain: De Gea; Carvajal, Piqué, Ramos, Alba; Thiago, Koke, Iniesta; D.Silva, Rodrigo, Isco


FULL-TIME, Russia 0-3 Brazil: Gabriel Jesus was very quiet and nearly suffered a bad ankle injury thanks to an awful challenge from a Russian defender, plus Ederson and Fernandinho were on the bench all game and never came on. So not a great game for Manchester City fans, but there is a big takeaway from this: Brazil are PRETTY good. They absolutely dominated Russia for 90 minutes, and a 3-0 win is very flattering to the home team. Former Liverpool man Philippe Coutinho scored a penalty and was Man of the Match, so we’re sure glad he’s not facing City in the Champions League.


RUSSIA vs BRAZIL

How to watch on TV: beIN SPORTS (USA & Canada), others

How to stream: beIN SPORTS CONNECT (USA & Canada), FuboTV (7-day free trial, click here to sign up)

LINEUPS

Russia: Akinfeev; Granat, Kutepov, Kudryashov; Samedov, Zobnin, Glushakov, Golovin, Kombarov; Miranchuk; Smolov

Brazil: Alisson; Alves, T. Silva, Miranda, Marcelo; Paulinho, Casemiro, Coutinho; Willian, Jesus, D. Costa


We all hate the international break, but here at Bitter and Blue we’ve come up with an idea to make it more interesting: let’s follow the Manchester City players with a LIVE BLOG!

No, we won’t follow ALL the internationals, but those in the biggest games. There are some pretty sweet match-ups in the last international window before the World Cup, and a lot of City stars will be in action.

So today we’ll follow four games and nine City players:


Russia vs Brazil (Gabriel Jesus, Fernandinho)
Germany vs Spain (Ilkay Gundogan, Leroy Sané, David Silva)
Argentina vs Italy (Nicolas Otamendi)
Netherlands vs England (John Stones, Kyle Walker, Raheem Sterling)


The two biggest games are Germany facing Spain in a match-up of the last two World Cup winners, and Argentina facing Italy. Italy won’t play in the World Cup but are still Italy, and Lionel Messi will be in action at the Etihad! Sure, we’d love it if he were playing at the Etihad as a Manchester City player, but Messi will play at the Etihad and that’s enough.

So here’s how this will work: we’ll update this blog with every big moment from each game: lineups, kickoff, goals, half-time and full-time. If a City player scores a goal, we’ll post the video here as well. We’ll also give you TV and streaming options to watch all four games, so this is the place to be if you want to follow the Manchester City internationals today!