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International Update: Weekend Fixtures

13 October 2014

Latest from Royals on duty

Chris Gunter kept a clean sheet against Edin Dzeko's Bosnia-Hercegovina as Wales picked up an important point at the Cardiff City Stadium on Friday

Hal Robson-Kanu came close to winning it in stoppage time after coming on as a 65th minute substitute, whilst Jake Taylor was left on the bench as he awaits his first cap for his country. He will hope to be involved when Chris Coleman's side take on Cyprus in Cardiff on Tuesday night.

Oliver Norwood played 90 minutes in Northern Ireland's 2-0 win over the Faroe Irelands, but will now face a tougher test with a visit to former European Champions Greece next on the agenda.

Adam Federici (Australia), Hope Akpan (Nigeria) and Alex Pearce (Ireland) did not get game time in the first round of international fixtures - but all have more opportunities as the week progresses.

At youth level Rob Dickie won his first England cap at under 19 level, coming on as a half time substitute and keeping a clean sheet as the Three Lions rompted to a 8-0 win over Luxembourg. Scotland U19's' Harry Cardwell played for an hour in a 1-1 with Norway in Kaunas; that result means the Scots must wait to see if they can claim the best third-place spot which will be determined after the conclusion of all UEFA European Championship Elite Round Qualifying Round group matches later this year.

Finally, Sammi Fridjonsson suffered an unfortunate evening as the Iceland U19s' skipper saw red late on for a second booking in his side's 3-0 defeat away to Estonia.

This Week's Fixtures

Wales 2-1 Cyprus - Mon 13th Oct
Ninety minutes for Chris Gunter, a goal for Hal Robson-Kanu and an international debut for Jake Taylor!

Qatar v Australia - Tue 14th Oct, 5.30pm (played in Doha)
Adam Federici

Germany v Ireland- Tues 14th Oct, 7.45pm
Alex Pearce

Greece v Northern Ireland- Tues 14th Oct, 7.45pm
Oliver Norwood

Nigeria v Sudan - Wed 15th Oct, 6pm
Hope Akpan

England U19s v Belgium U19s -
Wed 15th Oct, 6pm
Rob Dickie



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