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Internationals - Tuesday action

Posted on 14 October 2015  - 10:12

The final round of fixtures in Euro 2016 qualifying took place on Tuesday (October 13) – and it was a successful night for our lads once again.

Jan Vertonghen in action for Belgium against Israel on Tuesday nightBen Davies celebrates with the Wales squad after their match against AndorraDeAndre Yedlin, on loan at Sunderland, wins a header for the US against Costa Rica

Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld both played 90 minutes for Belgium as they won 3-1 at home to Israel in Group B, with Nacer Chadli an unused substitute.

Ben Davies and Wales also claimed three points in the same group, seeing off Andorra 2-0. It was the cherry on the cake for the Welsh side, who secured their place at the finals of a major tournament for the first time since 1958 over the weekend.

In qualifying for the 2018 World Cup, Erik Lamela went on as a 68th-minute substitute for Argentina as they drew 0-0 away to Paraguay in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday, October 14).

Elsewhere, on-loan DeAndre Yedlin put in a full shift for the US national team in their 1-0 friendly defeat to Costa Rica in Harrison, New Jersey.

It was a busy Tuesday for England’s youth sides, too, with Eric Dier helping England Under-21s register a 3-0 home win over Kazakhstan in a European qualifier in Coventry.

Eric (pictured, below) won an important header that led to Chelsea’s Ruben Loftus-Cheek netting the Young Lions’ first goal of the game – the 21-year-old going on to complete the full match.

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There was no such luck for England Under-20s, though, as they narrowly missed out on winning the Mercedes-Benz Elite Cup with a 1-0 defeat to host nation Germany. Harry Winks and Nathan Oduwa went on as substitutes in the 65th and 78th minutes respectively.

Kyle Walker-Peters and Josh Onomah both featured for England Under-19s as they battled out a goalless draw with Italy in a European qualifier. Full-back Kyle completed the full game while midfielder Josh was introduced as a 68th-minute substitute.

Elsewhere, in qualifying for the European Under-21 Championships, Milos Veljkovic played 90 minutes for Serbia Under-21s in a 2-0 victory in Lithuania while Kenny McEvoy was an unused substitute for Republic of Ireland Under-21s as they lost 1-0 away to Italy.

Meanwhile, young centre-back Cameron Carter-Vickers helped the US Under-23 side register a 2-0 win over Canada in the CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Championship third place play-off to keep their chances of getting to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio alive. They’ll now face Colombia in a play-off in March for the right to participate in the tournament.