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Round-up | Gunter wins 89th cap on international duty

Several Royals on show for their nations

10 September 2018

Chris Gunter moved to within three caps of the all-time appearance record for Wales, starting in his nation's unfortunate 2-0 defeat against Denmark over the weekend.

With Ryan Giggs experimenting with a younger line-up in their match against the Republic of Ireland last week, Gunter was a substitute on the night - breaking a run of 63 consecutive appearances for his country.

Also among the substitutes was Royals midfielder David Meyler, albeit on the opposing side to Gunter as the Welsh comfortably overcame Ireland with a 4-1 win last Thursday. Meyler and the Irish squad have the chance to put that result right, though, with a trip to face Poland on Tuesday night.

Full-back Gunter was straight back into the XI as they travelled to Denmark, though, but a brace from Tottenham playmaker Christian Eriksen was enough to seal a win for the Danes on Sunday night.

Andy Yiadom was in the starting line-up for Ghana over the weekend as they took on Kenya, but a first-half own goal from Nicholas Opuku saw Kenya run out 1-0 winners over the Black Stars.

 
 
 
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Jón Daði Böðvarsson was handed a start for Iceland as they took to UEFA Nations League action at the weekend, but the team had a game to forget as their opponents, Switzerland ran riot with a 6-0 victory in St Gallen - Liverpool's Xherdan Shaqiri scoring one and assisting two others on the day.

The test for Iceland will not get easier, though, with World Cup semi-finalists Belgium their next opponents on Tuesday evening.

Leandro Bacuna could be involved for Curacao on Monday, as they take on Grenada, while Anssi Jaakkola was among the substitutes as Finland earned a 1-0 win against Hungary at the weekend.


Elsewhere, Danny Loader had a starring role for England U19s as they routed their Netherlands counterparts 4-1 at St. George's Park, you can read more about that performance by clicking here.

Loader and England are back in action on Monday evening, taking on Belgium U19 in Tubize.

Finally, young centre-back Tom McIntyre was among the substitutes in his first call-up to the Scotland U21 side, gaining valuable experience in stepping up an age group as he saw his team-mates beat Andorra's U21 side 3-0 on Thursday.

McIntyre will be hoping to get the chance to start for the Scots as they get set to take on the Netherlands U21 team on Tuesday before returning to the Royals.


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