06 September 2016|Tottenham Hotspur
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