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Internationals - Jan on target as Belgium qualify

Posted on 4 September 2017  - 11:15

Jan Vertonghen scored to set Belgium on the way to a 2-1 victory in Greece on Sunday night, which secured their place at next summer’s 2018 FIFA World Cup finals.

Jan Vertonghen scores for Belgium against GreeceToby Alderweireld joins in the celebrations after Jan's goalToby on defensive dutyHugo Lloris lines up with France ahead of their clash with Luxembourg

The defender netted in the 70th minute, with the Red Devils going on to win 2-1, making them the first European side to join hosts Russia at the finals with two qualifying games in Group H still to play.

Jan and Toby Alderweireld both played the full game, while Mousa Dembele also started before being substituted with 16 minutes left.

Group A leaders France, with Hugo Lloris between the sticks, were held to a goalless draw at home by Luxembourg while Vincent Janssen played 90 minutes for the Netherlands as they moved up to third in the same group with a 3-1 home win over Bulgaria. They remain four points off France and three behind Sweden in second.

Here are the remaining international matches involving our players this week…

Monday 4 September
Dele Alli, Eric Dier and Harry Kane – England home 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Slovakia – kick-off 7.45pm
Christian Eriksen – Denmark away 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Armenia – kick-off 5pm
Marcus Edwards – England Under-20s away friendly against Switzerland – kick-off 7pm
TJ Eyoma, Tashan Oakley-Boothe and Oliver Skipp – England Under-18s home friendly against South Africa

Tuesday 5 September
Serge Aurier - Ivory Coast home 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Gabon - kick-off 6.30pm
Ben Davies – Wales away 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Moldova – kick-off 7.45pm
Davinson Sanchez – Colombia home 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Brazil – kick-off 9.30pm
Heung-Min Son – South Korea away 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Uzbekistan – kick-off 4pm
Josh Onomah and Kyle Walker-Peters – England Under-21s home European Under-21 Championship qualifier against Latvia – kick-off 7.45pm
Keanan Bennetts, Jaden Brown and Japhet Tanganga – England Under-19s home friendly against Germany – kick-off 7pm
Jack Roles – Cyprus Under-19s away friendly against Northern Ireland