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International round-up | Wins for Loader, Boyce-Clarke and England

Royals on duty as the international break comes to a close

11 September 2019

As the international break draws to an end, several Royals were involved with their nations across Europe on Monday and Tuesday, with Danny Loader and Coniah Boyce-Clarke both securing wins with England.

Boyce-Clarke’s England U17 side drew level after 90 minutes in the Syrenka Cup Final with Poland, so the game would be decided from the penalty spot, and after the host's first effort came crashing off the post, Boyce-Clarke produced heroics in the shootout for the Young Lions.

Saving Poland’s third and fourth to ensure a 3-1 scoreline for England, the young Royals stopper helped secure silverware in a successful first trip of the new international campaign. Imari Samuels was also an unused substitute in the shootout victory over the host nation.

Staying with England and Danny Loader played 90 minutes for the U20s in St. Jakob, where Keith Downing’s side wrapped up a first win of the new season thanks to an added-time Jack Clarke goal against Switzerland.  

Omar Richards also travelled as a substitute for England U21s as they took on Kosovo at the KCOM Stadium on Monday night. A brace from Manchester City’s Phil Foden confirmed the three points against a tough Kosovo side and a second win in a row for Aidy Boothroyd's men in their opening Euro 2021 qualifiers.

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Elsewhere, Pelé was given the full 90 minutes against Sao Tome e Principe as his nation Guinea-Bissau finished 2-1 victors, winning 3-1 on aggregate in their 2022 World Cup qualifier match in Bissau.

Chris Gunter also played the final minutes for Wales in their friendly victory over Belarus at the Cardiff City Stadium on Monday, while João Virgínia was an unused substitute for Portugal U21s as they drew 0-0 with Belarus U21s.

Jordan Holsgrove was also given minutes for Scotland U21s as they beat Croatia in Group D of Euro 2021 qualification, whilst Kian Leavy featured for Ireland U18s in their final game of a three-game tournament against Norway out in Sweden.    

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