Internationals - Thursday action, Friday preview
09 October 2015|Tottenham Hotspur
There were mixed fortunes for our players on the international scene on Thursday (October 8).
In qualifying for Euro 2016, Christian Eriksen lined up for Denmark as they travelled to Portugal for their final match in Group I.
However, a 1-0 defeat for Morten Olsen’s team means they’re now relying on third-place Albania to drop points against basement side Armenia on Sunday in order to qualify in second spot. If Albania win they’ll leapfrog the Danes into an automatic qualification place and force Denmark into the play-offs.
Christian was substituted eight minutes from time against Portugal, who consolidated top spot in the group with their victory.
Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris enjoyed better fortunes as he kept a clean sheet for France in their comfortable victory over Armenia in his home-town of Nice. The charismatic stopper (pictured, below, after the match) once again captained his country in the friendly and completed the full game.
Elsewhere, midfielder Josh Onomah and full-back Kyle Walker-Peters both put in a full shift for England Under-19s as they got their latest European qualifying campaign off to a winning start with a 2-0 victory away to Macedonia.
Erik Lamela, meanwhile, was an unused substitute for Argentina in their 2-0 home defeat at the hands of Ecuador in qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in the early hours of this morning (Friday, October 9).
We’ve four players on duty for England at Wembley tonight as the Three Lions face their penultimate Euro 2016 qualifier against Estonia (kick-off 7.45pm).
Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Kyle Walker and Andros Townsend are all available for Roy Hodgson’s side, who have already secured their place in the tournament finals.
Defender Kevin Wimmer, meanwhile, is with Austria for their trip to Montenegro in Group G. Like the Three Lions, Austria have already qualified for the finals.
Elsewhere, young winger Kenny McEvoy, currently on loan at Stevenage, is in the Republic of Ireland Under-21 squad for their European qualifier at home to Lithuania, while youngsters Chris Paul and Charlie Owens are with Northern Ireland Under-19s for the first of two away friendlies against Iceland.