Internationals - Monday action, Tuesday preview
13 October 2015|Tottenham Hotspur
Euro 2016 qualifying drew to a close for a handful of our players on Monday night.
Kevin Wimmer was once again in the Austria squad as they completed their Group G campaign with a 3-0 home win over Liechtenstein.
Kevin was an unused substitute, but he could still celebrate with his nation after they remained unbeaten throughout the qualifying period.
Austria will be joined at next summer’s tournament finals in France by England who, as previously reported, rounded off their Group E campaign with a 100 per cent record thanks to a 3-0 victory in Lithuania.
Harry Kane and Kyle Walker started the game and both were influential in the Three Lions’ goals, Harry setting up Ross Barkley to open the scoring before himself seeing a shot hit the post and cannon in off Lithuania goalkeeper Giedrius Arlauskis for 2-0. Kyle, who completed the full game, played in Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to complete the scoring in the second half.
Harry was substituted on 59 minutes while Dele Alli and Andros Townsend were introduced off the bench on 67 and 73 minutes respectively.
It’s the final night of action in Group B of Euro 2016 qualifying this evening (Tuesday, October 13) – and first place is still up for grabs.
Toby Alderweireld, Nacer Chadli and Jan Vertonghen are in Belgium’s squad for their home match against Israel, while Ben Davies is with Wales as they host Andorra. Belgium are currently two points ahead of Wales at the top of the pile, although both nations are already assured of their places at next summer’s finals. Both games start at 7.45pm UK time.
Elsewhere, on-loan DeAndre Yedlin is with the US national team for a home friendly against Costa Rica, kick-off 11.30pm UK time, while Erik Lamela and Argentina visit Paraguay in 2018 World Cup qualifying in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
It’s also a busy day for England’s youth sides, headlined by England Under-21s’ European qualifier against Kazakhstan in Coventry, kick-off 5.45pm. Eric Dier is included in the Young Lions’ squad.
Meanwhile, Harry Winks and Nathan Oduwa are with England Under-20s as they round off their Mercedes-Benz Elite Cup campaign with a match against host nation Germany, while Josh Onomah and Kyle Walker-Peters are in the England Under-19s ranks for a European qualifier against Italy.
Milos Veljkovic and Serbia Under-21s are also in European qualifying action away to Lithuania, as are Kenny McEvoy and the Republic of Ireland Under-21s as they travel to Italy.
In addition, Cameron Carter-Vickers is with the US Under-23s for a home friendly against Canada.