Internationals – big wins as Hojbjerg brings up his half-century
Tue 07 September 2021, 23:01|Tottenham Hotspur
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Steven Bergwijn and Hugo Lloris all enjoyed victories with their countries in Tuesday night’s World Cup qualifiers.
Midfielder Pierre earned his 50th cap for Denmark, starting and completing 83 minutes as his nation thrashed Israel 5-0 in Copenhagen.
Attacker Steven started and played just over an hour as the Netherlands also won by a five-goal margin, beating Turkey 6-1 in Amsterdam, while goalkeeper Hugo captained France to a 2-0 home win over Finland.
Right-back Matt Doherty, meanwhile, played 90 minutes for Republic of Ireland as they salvaged a point with a late equaliser at home to Serbia. The match ended 1-1, with striker Troy Parrott named among the substitutes.
Also in World Cup qualifying, Pape Matar Sarr was on the bench for Senegal as they won 3-1 away to Congo.
In qualifying for the European Under-21 Championships, Bryan Gil captained Spain Under-21s to a 2-0 win in Lithuania, grabbing an assist before being withdrawn with a quarter-of-an-hour remaining, while Oliver Skipp helped England Under-21s beat Kosovo by the same scoreline in Milton Keynes, the midfielder starting for the Young Lions before being substituted in the 82nd minute.
In the younger age categories with England, midfielder Rio Kyerematen and defender Alfie Dorrington started for the Under-17s as they slipped to a 3-2 defeat to the Netherlands in the Syrenka Cup final, attacking midfielder Tom Bloxham named among the substitutes.
On Monday, Alfie Devine and Nile John started for England Under-19s with Dane Scarlett coming off the bench as they drew 1-1 away to Germany in a friendly. Predatory forward Dane might well have got the final touch on England’s second-half equaliser, but the goal was ultimately credited to Sheffield United’s Daniel Jebbison. Alfie played an hour, Nile completed 84 minutes and Dane came on with 30 minutes remaining.
Ben Davies and Joe Rodon / Maksim Paskotsi - Wales home 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Estonia - kick-off 7.45pm
Pierluigi Gollini - Italy home 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Lithuania - kick-off 7.45pm
Harry Kane - England away 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Poland - kick-off 7.45pm
Sergio Reguilon - Spain away 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Kosovo - kick-off 7.45pm