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Gunter and Böðvarsson start for their nations in Euro qualifying

Mixed fortunes for senior Royals in Europe

12 June 2019

Chris Gunter notched his 95th cap for Wales on Tuesday night, but it wasn't the right result for Ryan Giggs and his side - losing out 1-0 away to Hungary in Euro 2020 qualifying.

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11 June 2019

A sole strike from Mate Patkai 10 minutes from time saw the Welsh succumb to defeat in Budapest, denting their hopes of qualifying for next summer's tournament.

A miss from Gareth Bale on the hour mark proved to be a glorious chance for Wales, which the Real Madrid man could only scuff into the hands of Peter Gulacsi.

Wales' record appearance maker will now recover from his summer's work, before returning to pre-season training with the Royals.

Another Reading player on international duty was Jón Daði Böðvarsson, who started for Iceland as they ran out 2-1 winners against Turkey on Tuesday.

It was the striker's first competitive action for four months, after having his league season ended in February through injury.

 
 
 
 
 
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What a win yesterday! Felt great to be back out on the pitch 👍🏻🇮🇸

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The goals for Iceland on the day came from an unlikely source, though, as a brace from centre-back, Ragnar Sigurðsson in the first half saw the hosts pull two goals ahead.

Dorokhan Tokoz pulled one back for Turkey before the interval, but Iceland showed plenty of resolve to earn all three points, drawing level on points with world champions, France and the Turkish at the top of Group H.

Finally, Marc McNulty was an unused substitute for Steve Clarke's Scotland on Tuesday night, as the former Royals boss was beaten for the first time as manager of his national team - losing 3-0 to World Cup semi-finalists, Belgium in their own Euro 2020 qualification bid.


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