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MIGUEL ALMIRON - PARAGUAY
Thursday, November 12th (a) Argentina (World Cup Qualifier) 1-1 Draw
Almiron put in a class performance against the messi led side. He won the foul the got Paraguay the penalty. He did get a yellow in the 90th minute which suspends him for his match against Bolivia. Reports are that he will be returning early to Newcastle
Tuesday, November 17th (h) Bolivia (World Cup Qualifier) 2-2 Draw
Miguel Almiron was suspended for this match due to Yellow card accumulation.
JEFF HENDRICK - IRELAND
Thursday, November 12th (a) England (Friendly) - 3-0 Loss
Watching this game literally only for Jeff Hendrick and you pretty quickly forgot he was on the pitch. I can only recall one blocked shot as anything he did well here. England did dominate the match, but Hendrick played the entire 90 and was defending for almost all of it.
Sunday, November 15th (a) Wales (Nations League) - 1-0 Loss
Another tough showing for Hendrick. He started and played 90 minutes. However, in the 90th minute, Jeff was the only man back on a Wales counter and he has an awful challenge that received a straight red card.
Wednesday, November 18th (h) Bulgaria (Nations League) - 0-0 Draw
Hendrick was suspended for this match and Ciaran Clark was an unused substitute.
EMIL KRAFTH - SWEDEN
Wednesday, November 11th (a) Denmark (Friendly) - 2-0 Loss
Because of COVID-19 restrictions, Emil Krafth wasn’t able to plaay in Wednesday’s friendly. He will be eligible for selection on Saturday.
Saturday, November 14th (h) Croatia (Nations League) - 2-1 Win
Krafth was an unused substitute in the match.
Tuesday, November 17th (a) France (Nations League) - 4-2 Loss
Krafth came on in the 67th minute down 3-1. It was a pretty uneventful match for him. France dominated despite and early Sweden lead.
JAMAL LEWIS - NORTHERN IRELAND
Thursday, November 12th (h) Slovakia (Nations League) - 2-1 Loss (Extra-Time)
Jamal started in what ended up being a tough defeat to Slovakia in Extra Time. Not a lot of highlights for Northern Ireland as Slovakia looked and played like the better team. Lewis, didn’t factor much at all into the match offensively and defensively had a few mistakes.
Sunday, November 15th (a) Austria (Nations League) - 2-1 Loss
Lewis came on in the 36th minute due to a Shane Ferguson injury and played the rest of the match. There is still room to grow for Jamal. He got beat pretty bad by Randftl on a play but other than that it was a solid performance, nothing spectacular.
Wednesday, November 18th (h) Romania (Nations League) 1-1 Draw
Lewis came on as a sub in the 66th minute. He didn’t do much besides one little counter attack where he crossed in a nice ball. Fairly uneventful outside of that.
FABIAN SCHAR - SWITZERLAND
Wednesday, November 11th (a) Belgium (Friendly) - 2-1 Loss
The CB started and completed the full 90 minutes against Belgium. Schar did well enough and did not really take the ball forward as he loves to do. Reminder that Schar is suspended for his next match against Spain.
Saturday, November 14th (h) Spain (Nations League) - 1-1 Draw
Schar was suspended due to yellow card accumulation