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The Dutch team, who had included PSV captain Phillip Cocu in their starting line-up, enjoyed a 1-0 win over Ecuador in a friendly on Wednesday night. A survey of all the international games in which PSV players made an appearance. Mark van BommelThe Dutch team did not put in a sparkling performance in the Amsterdam ArenA. Dirk Kuyt scored the only goal of the night. The first half performance in particular was pretty poor; after the break the Dutch team took up the thread well. Phillip Cocu was given a place in the starting line-up. He was taken off during half time and replaced by Ajax player Hedwiges Maduro. Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink did not leave the bench. Former PSV captain Mark van Bommel (FC Barcelona) played the full 90 minutes, just like Chelsea forward Arjen Robben. Marco van Basten, coach of the Dutch national team, was positive on Van Bommel. "He did well both in defence and in attack. Mark has done what he was asked to do. But that goes for most players. We were well- disciplined", announced Van Basten at the post-match press conference.Other (former) PSV playersFinland, with Mika Väyrynen, drew 2-2- with Belarus. Team USA, with DaMarcus Beasley, beat Poland 1-0. The PSV player started and was taken off twenty minutes from final time. Belgium, with Timmy Simons in the starting XI, met Luxemburg. On the hour mark, when the Red Devils were 2-0 on top, the friendly was cancelled, due to heavy snow fall.Heurelho Gomes must have been frozen in the perishing Moscow cold last night. The PSV goalkeeper was not granted any playing time. Former PSV striker Ronaldo made sure of a narrow 1-0 win for Brazil. Ivory Coast, with Arouna Koné, met Spain in Valladolid. Ivory Coast slipped to a 3-2 defeat. Koné was taken off fifteen minutes from final time and Arouna Dindane came on to replace him. Mateja KezmanMateja Kezman scored the only goal for his country Serbia & Montenegro during the friendly against Tunisia. The Atlético Madrid, striker clinically finished on ten minutes. The former PSV top scorer may meet the Dutch national team at the World Cup 2006, as Holland and Serbia & Montenegro are in the same group.To round off: South Korea beat Angola 1-0. Switzerland saw off Scotland 1-3 and World Cup hosts Germany slumped to a 4-1 defeat over Italy.