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🌍 International Royals | Bacuna scores, Clement and Jaakkola feature

Loanee Novakovich makes full USA debut

28 March 2018

There was plenty of Royal involvement over the international break, with our boys representing the blue and white hoops on the world stage in a set of friendlies.

Leandro Bacuna scored from the spot as Curaçao secured a 1-0 win over Bolivia in a friendly, while Mo Barrow also featured for The Gambia as they played out a 1-1 draw against the Central African Republic.


Always walking around with a big smile on my face

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Elsewhere, Chris Gunter added two more caps to his Wales tally as they partook in the China Cup, losing out 1-0 in the final to an Edinson Cavani goal for Uruguay over in Asia.


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Pelle Clement was involved for the Netherlands' U21 side as they played Belgium in a friendly, starting in a 4-1 defeat before coming off the bench as the Dutch secured a vital 1-0 win against Andorra in European Championship qualifying.

For Finland, goalkeeper Anssi Jaakkola got a half of international football under his belt, playing the second half in a comfortable 5-0 shutout against Malta in a friendly.

Last but certainly not least, striker Andrija Novakovich, currently out on loan in the Dutch second tier with Telstar, came off the bench to make his first senior international appearance for the USA as they earned a 1-0 win against Paraguay - with his parents driving 16 hours from their native Wisconsin to watch him take part!

A couple of our younger players were also in action over the international break, to find out how they got on, click here.

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