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NUFC International Watch: Thursday Recap

Tracking all of the NUFC players on International duty

Brazil v Paraguay: Quarterfinal - Copa America Brazil 2019 Photo by Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images

This article will continue to be updated during the international break

Japan v Paraguay - International Friendly Photo by Etsuo Hara/Getty Images


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)

Russia v Scotland - UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifying - Group I - Luzhniki Stadium Photo by Steven Paston/PA Images via Getty Images


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)

Republic of Ireland Training Session & Press Conference Photo By Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images


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)

Austria v Sweden - International Friendly Photo by Andrea Kareth /SEPA.Media /Getty Images


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)

Romania v Northern Ireland - UEFA Nations League Photo by Alex Nicodim/NurPhoto via Getty Images


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)

Newcastle United Training Session Photo by Serena Taylor/Newcastle United via Getty Images


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

FBL-MAR-CIV-FRIENDLY Photo credit should read FADEL SENNA/AFP via Getty Images


Friday, October 9th (h) Senegal (Friendly)

Tuesday, October 13th (a) DR Congo (Friendly)

Switzerland v Republic of Ireland - UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifier Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images


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

Saturday, October 10th (a) Spain (Nations League)
Tuesday, October 13th (a) Germany (Nations League)