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Internationals - Sunday action, Monday preview

Posted on 12 October 2015  - 10:03

International friendlies were on the agenda for a handful of our players on Sunday.

Christian Eriksen on the ball for Denmark against France on Sunday nightChristian sees his free-kick blocked by the French defensive wall

Christian Eriksen was in action for Denmark as they hosted France – but he didn’t come up against Hugo Lloris as he was rested by Les Bleus boss Didier Deschamps.

Christian played for just over an hour before being withdrawn, with France claiming a 2-1 win.

Away from the game, Denmark learned that they’ll be forced to enter the Euro 2016 qualification play-offs after Albania leapfrogged them into second place in Group I thanks to a 3-0 victory in Armenia on Sunday.

Elsewhere, Clinton Njie completed the full 90 minutes for Cameroon in their 3-0 defeat to Nigeria in a friendly in Brussels.

Continuing their build-up to the start of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup, England Under-17s battled out a goalless draw with tournament hosts Chile before going down 4-3 on penalties.

Marcus Edwards and goalkeeper Alfie Whiteman started the game and played the first 45 minutes – Marcus going close to breaking the deadlock and Alfie pulling off a tremendous to keep out Yerko Leiva’s effort – while Kazaiah Sterling came on for the second period. Indeed, Kazaiah was on target in the shootout, but the Young Lions ended up being edged out.


Our England quartet of Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Andros Townsend and Kyle Walker will be hoping for some game time tonight (Monday, October 12) as the Three Lions complete their Euro 2016 qualifying fixtures with a trip to Lithuania in Group E, kick-off 7.45pm UK time.

Like England, Kevin Wimmer’s Austria have already secured their spot at next summer’s finals, but they host Liechtenstein in their final qualifying match in Group G, kick-off 5pm UK time.