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International round-up

Posted on 6 September 2016  - 09:49

Ben Davies got 90 minutes under his belt for Wales on Monday night (September 5) as Chris Coleman’s side got their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign underway with a resounding 4-0 win over Moldova in Cardiff.


As usual for his country, Ben lined up on the left side of a back three and played his part in keeping a clean sheet in Group D.

In the same group, Kevin Wimmer sat on Austria’s bench as they secured a 2-1 victory away to Georgia.

Elsewhere on Monday, goalkeeper Pau Lopez had an eventful outing between the sticks for Spain Under-21s away to Sweden in European Under-21 Championship qualifying. After seeing his side take the lead through Everton’s Gerard Deulofeu, he was adjudged to have committed a foul in the box with six minutes remaining and found himself facing a penalty. The spot kick was struck against the woodwork but less than two minutes later Sweden equalised by virtue of a Mikel Merino own goal, with the game ending 1-1.

Meanwhile, young defender Jaden Brown was on the scoresheet for England Under-18s in their 5-1 win over Israel at Morecambe. The left-back netted goal number five for the Young Lions in the 74th minute. He completed the full-game along with Spurs colleague Jon Dinzeyi, who made his Under-18s international debut at centre-half.

On Sunday night, Nabil Bentaleb, currently on loan at Schalke, played for Algeria in their 6-0 home victory over Lesotho in Africa Cup of Nations qualifying.

Above: Ben Davies in action for Wales against Moldova.

Remaining international fixtures

Tuesday, September 6
Toby Alderweireld, Mousa Dembele and Jan Vertonghen – Belgium away 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Cyprus – kick-off 7.45pm
Moussa Sissoko – France away 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Belarus – kick-off 7.45pm
Vincent Janssen – Netherlands away 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Sweden – kick-off 7.45pm
Clinton Njie – Cameroon home friendly against Gabon – kick-off 7pm

Wednesday, September 7     
Erik Lamela – Argentina away 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Venezuela – kick-off 12am