Internationals - Friday action, Saturday preview
14 November 2015|Tottenham Hotspur
There were two wins and a draw for our players involved in 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying on Friday (November 13).
Clinton Njie started and played 64 minutes for Cameroon as they cruised to a 3-0 win away to Niger thanks to a blistering spell of three goals in five minutes shortly before half-time while, in the early hours of this morning (Saturday, November 14), Erik Lamela went on as an 81st-minute substitute for Argentina as they drew 1-1 with Brazil in Buenos Aires.
In addition, on-loan DeAndre Yedlin played for the US national team as they thrashed St Vincent & the Grenadines 6-1 in St. Louis, Missouri. The right-back supplied the assist for the States’ first goal of the game, his cut-back converted by Bobby Wood, and went on to complete the full 90 minutes.
A host of friendly matches also took place involving European sides on Friday, with Jan Vertonghen scoring for Belgium in their 3-1 victory over Italy in Brussels. The defender headed home the Red Devils’ equaliser in the 13th minute and went on to complete the full game along with Toby Alderweireld. Mousa Dembele was an unused substitute.
All four of our players in the England squad saw action in the Three Lions’ 2-0 defeat in Spain, with Eric Dier going on as a 63rd-minute substitute for his senior international debut. Dele Alli entered the fray off the bench at the same time, while Kyle Walker and Harry Kane played the full 90 minutes.
Below: Ben Davies lines-up for Wales against Holland
Meanwhile, Ben Davies put in a full shift for Wales as they lost 3-2 at home to the Netherlands, while Hugo Lloris played for France as Les Bleus put two goals past Germany without reply at Stade de France, but the fixture was sadly overshadowed by events in Paris.
Elsewhere, Milos Veljkovic was ever-present for Serbia Under-21s as they drew 1-1 at home to Italy in a European qualifier.
All eyes will be on Christian Eriksen’s Denmark as they take on Sweden in Stockholm in the first leg of their Euro 2016 qualifying play-off, kick-off 7.45pm UK time. The winners of the tie will earn a spot at next summer’s tournament finals.
Elsewhere, Nabil Bentaleb’s Algeria are away to Tanzania in a World Cup qualifier and Academy regulars Chris Paul and Charlie Owens are with Northern Ireland Under-19s for their European qualifier against Russia.