Home Friendlies for Next Summer in Men's National Teams Posted December 11, 2009 quote:Originally posted by Tuscan I thought only the official matches had value attached to them? Aren't the Int'l Friendlies open to national teams playing any team they want (i.e. club team, so not necessarily another nation)? Any friendly between two national teams counts for the rankings. Of course, teams are free to play against clubs. Bulgaria played against Shakhtar Donetsk, after their friendly against Bolivia was canceled. However, most of the time national teams will play against other national teams.