International round-up - results and updated fixtures
02 September 2016|Tottenham Hotspur
New signing Moussa Sissoko played his part as France won 3-1 away to Italy on a busy night of international action on Thursday (September 1).
Moussa, who temporarily left the French camp to complete his move to White Hart Lane on Wednesday, stepped off the bench for Les Bleus after 63 minutes in Bari and was able to celebrate a fine victory along with his team-mates.
Elsewhere on Thursday, Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen (pictured, below) both played 90 minutes at centre-half while Mousa Dembele went on as a half-time substitute as Belgium began a new era under the stewardship of Roberto Martinez with a 2-0 home defeat to Spain.
There was also a 90-minute shift for Vincent Janssen, who played up front for the Netherlands in their 2-1 defeat to Greece in Eindhoven.
Earlier in the day, new loan signing Pau Lopez was on the bench for Spain Under-21s in their 6-0 home win over San Marino in a European Under-21 Championship qualifier while Heung-Min Son was substituted in stoppage time as South Korea saw out a 3-2 home victory against China in qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Meanwhile, Josh Onomah and Kyle Walker-Peters were introduced off the bench on 56 and 75 minutes respectively for England Under-20s in their 1-1 draw with Brazil at St George’s Park, watched by senior England boss Sam Allardyce. The Young Lions subsequently lost 4-3 in a penalty shootout, but they’ll have an opportunity to exact revenge when the sides meet again in Kidderminster on Sunday.
In addition, Jaden Brown went on as a late substitute for England Under-18s in their 2-1 victory over Italy at Fleetwood with fellow defender Jon Dinzeyi also on the bench.
In the early hours of this morning (Friday, September 2), Argentina beat Uruguay 1-0 in a World Cup qualifier with Erik Lamela remaining an unused substitute.
Wednesday’s action saw Christian Eriksen play 90 minutes for Denmark as they triumphed 5-0 at home to Liechtenstein in a friendly while Victor Wanyama was in action for Kenya on Tuesday in a goalless draw in Uganda.
Above: Dele Alli addresses the media while on England duty this week.
Remaining international fixtures
Saturday, September 3
Clinton Njie – Cameroon home Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Gambia – kick-off 3.30pm
Sunday, September 4
Dele Alli, Eric Dier, Harry Kane, Danny Rose and Kyle Walker – England away 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Slovakia – kick-off 5pm
Nabil Bentaleb – Algeria home Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Lesotho – kick-off 8.30pm
Christian Eriksen – Denmark home 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Armenia – kick-off 5pm
Victor Wanyama – Kenya away Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Zambia – kick-off 4.30pm
Josh Onomah and Kyle Walker-Peters – England Under-20s home friendly against Brazil – kick-off 2.30pm
Monday, September 5
Ben Davies – Wales home 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Moldova – kick-off 7.45pm
Pau Lopez – Spain Under-21s away European Under-21 Championship qualifier against Sweden – 5.45pm
Kevin Wimmer – Austria away 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Georgia – kick-off 5pm
Jaden Brown and Jon Dinzeyi – England Under-18s home match against Israel – kick-off 7pm
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