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Internationals - Saturday action, Sunday fixtures

Posted on 26 March 2017  - 10:16

There were mixed fortunes for our players in World Cup qualifying on Saturday night (March 25).

Mousa Dembele and Jan Vertonghen celebrate with Belgium goalscorer Romelu LukakuJan in the starting line-up for Belgium along with Toby AlderweireldHugo Lloris with France goalscorer Antoine Griezmann after defeating Luxembourg

Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris captained France to a 3-1 victory in Luxembourg while Belgium – featuring Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen and Mousa Dembele – needed an 89th-minute equaliser from Everton’s Romelu Lukaku to salvage a 1-1 draw at home to Greece.

Jan captained the side and played 90 minutes at the back along with Toby, while Mousa came on as a 66th-minute substitute.

Michel Vorm was on the bench for the Netherlands as they suffered a 2-0 defeat in Bulgaria. Vincent Janssen missed the game through illness.

Elsewhere, young defender TJ Eyoma scored England Under-17s’ second goal as they secured qualification for the European Championship finals with a 4-0 win over Slovenia in Bosnia.

TJ played the full game while midfielder Tashan Oakley-Boothe was introduced off the bench just after the hour mark.

Josh Onomah was an unused substitute for England Under-20s as they beat France 1-0 in Brittany.

Here are Sunday’s fixtures…

Dele Alli, Eric Dier and Kyle Walker – England home 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Lithuania – kick-off 5pm
Christian Eriksen – Denmark away 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Romania – kick-off 7.45pm
Victor Wanyama – Kenya home friendly against Congo – kick-off 1pm