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MIGUEL ALMIRON - PARAGUAY
Thursday, October 9th (h) Peru (World Cup Qualifier) - 2-2 Draw
This was a brutal match. Which is why in my option, South American World Cup Qualifying is a must watch. Almiron was running throughout the pitch all match as expected. He took a nasty elbow and later, got hurt and was stretchered off in extra time of the 2nd half. Not sure if the injury will lead to a sustained absence or not.
Tuesday, October 13th (a) Venezuela (World Cup Qualifier)
RYAN FRASER - SCOTLAND
Thursday, October 8th (h) Israel (EURO Qualifiers) - 0-0 (5-3 pens) Win
Ryan was subbed on in the 84th minute in a 0-0 game and helped his team see it through. He did get a yellow in the first half of extra time. It’s a good win for Scotland as they are right on the doorstep of EURO Qualification.
Sunday, October 11th (h) Slovakia (Nations League)
Wednesday, October 14th (h) Czech Republic (Nations League)
JEFF HENDRICK - IRELAND
Thursday, October 8th (a) Slovakia (EURO Qualifiers) - 0-0 (4-2 pens) Loss
Hendrick started and completed the entire 120 minute match for Ireland. Unfortunately he wasn’t asked to help the team in the Penalty shootout in which Ireland missed 2 of them and are now out of the EUROs. Good, steady performance for Hendrick.
Sunday, October 11th (h) Wales (Nations League)
Wednesday, October 14th (a) Finland (Nations League)
EMIL KRAFTH - SWEDEN
Thursday, October 8th (a) Russia (Friendly) - 2-1 Win
Emil started and completed the first 45 minutes in this friendly match. Nothing to note about performance for him he did just fine. Sweden were up 1-0 when he was subbed off.
Sunday, October 11th (a) Croatia (Nations League)
Wednesday, October 14th (a) Portugal (Nations League)
JAMAL LEWIS - NORTHERN IRELAND
Thursday, October 8th (a) Bosnia (EURO Qualifiers) 1-1 (4-3 Pens) Win
A big penalty shoot-out win for Northern Ireland! Jamal started and completed the full 120 minutes, but just like Hendrick, he wasn’t asked to take a penalty. It didn’t matter though as Northern Ireland won and moved 1 match away from a EURO spot. Jamal seemed to control his side of the pitch and it was a solid, composed performance for him.
Sunday, October 11th (h) Austria (Nations League)
Wednesday, October 14th (a) Norway (Nations League)
ELLIOT ANDERSON - SCOTLAND U19s
Thursday, October 8th (a) England (Friendly) - Match abandoned at 3-1 England
Elliot started for the U19s! However, the match was abandoned while England were up 3-1 due to a positive COVID-19 test.
Sunday, October 11th (a) England (Friendly
ACHRAF LAZAAR - MOROCCO
Friday, October 9th (h) Senegal (Friendly)
Tuesday, October 13th (a) DR Congo (Friendly)
FABIAN SCHAR - SWITZERLAND
Wednesday, October 7th (h) Croatia (Friendly) - 2-1 Loss
Captain Fabian! He started and wore the armband for Switzerland’s friendly vs Croatia. Schar was subbed off in the 76th minute in a 2-1 loss