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International round-up | Pele, Yiadom and young England duo earn wins

Midfielder's nation begin quest for third successive Nations Cup qualification with comfortable win...

15 November 2019

We have players playing across Europe and Africa during this latest international break and here has what they have been up to on their international travels so far...

Wednesday 13th November 2019
Pele's Guinea-Bissau began their quest for a third straight appearance at the Nations Cup with a comfortable 3-0 win over visiting Eswatini in Group I.

Jorginho and Piqueti both scored just before half-time and then Joao Mario sealed the win in the 73rd minute. Pele and his countrymen now prepare to face Republic of Congo on Sunday.

Jokull Andresson was between the posts for Iceland Under-19s on Wednesday but couldn't prevent ten-man Iceland losing 3-0 against tournament hosts Belgium - Isak Thorvaldsson's red card ruled out any chance of a comeback from an Under-19s side already 2-0 down.

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13 November 2019

Thursday 14th November 2019
Andy Yiadom
started and kept a clean sheet as Ghana comfortably saw off the threat of South Africa on Thursday evening.

Mohammed Kudus scored on his senior national team debut as the Black Stars of Ghana strolled to a 2-0 win over Bafana Bafana in the 2021 Nations Cup qualifier.

Thomas Partey had given the West Africans the lead in the 35th minute after his strike deflected off a South African defender to send Yiadom's Ghana into the half with the advantage.

The Royals right back will not travel to São Tomé and Príncipe for another qualifier on Monday.

20-year-old stopper Joao Virginia started for Portugal's Under-21s in a friendly clash with Slovenia's Under-21s and kept a clean sheet.

The hosts dominated their opponents but couldn't find a goal to earn a victory and had to settle for a goalless draw ahead of a U21 qualifier in Norway.

In England colours, Danny Loader came off the bench in the 72nd minute as the Under-20s romped to a 4-0 win over Portugal in Estadio Municipal de Agueda on Thursday afternoon.

The Royals Academy graduate replaced Stoke City striker Tyrese Campbell who had sealed his return to the international scene in style with two goals against Keith Downing's side's hosts.

The Young Lions will now head back to home soil for a game against Iceland’s U21s at Adams Park in Wycombe on Tuesday evening. Tickets for that game are on sale, priced at £5 for adults and £1 for concessions.

And there was another young Royal pulling on the Three Lions on Thursday; Jeriel Dorsett played the full 90 minutes in England Under-18s' 5-2 victory over Russia

Dorsett could be back in action on Saturday afternoon when Ian Foster's men tackle Norway at the Pinatar Arena in Spain.

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