Royals midfielder Leandro Bacuna was on target once more for his country as he slotted home a second half penalty in Curaçao’s 5-0 win against the US Virgin Islands over the weekend.
The Lesser Antilles island nation are coasting in their CONCACAF Nations League qualification campaign, having picked up a 10-0 win over Grenada last month, Bacuna on target in that rout too!
Bacuna, who was on target for Paul Clement's men with a fine strike at the Hawthorns before the international interval, will take on Guadeloupe in November as Curaçao continue to impress - friendly wins over Bolivia and Qatar earlier this year men Bacuna’s country are unbeaten since a narrow defeat to Mexico in the Gold Cup back in July 2017!
Meanwhile, Anssi Jaakkola was an unused substitute in Finland’s 1-0 win over Estonia on Friday night - Norwich City’s Teemu Pukki scoring an injury time winner in Tallinn. The Royals stopper will be hoping for an opportunity to impress when they take on Greece in Tampere Stadium this evening.
David Meyler watched from the bench as the Republic of Ireland played out a goalless draw with Denmark in Dublin on Saturday. The Irish face Chris Gunter’s Wales tomorrow night.
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And young centre-back Tom McIntyre was also unused as Scotland’s Under-21s lost 3-1 to Ukraine in Kiev. The Scots face England this week.
Lastly, Andy Yiadom was due to take part in a double header against Sierre Leone during this international break, but a FIFA ban was put in place on Ghana’s opponents last week and the fixtures were cancelled at the last minute.