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ROUND UP: INTERNATIONAL DUTY FOR SIX

10 October 2017

Three Town players appear for their national sides

- Six Town players called-up for their countries
- Aaron Mooy helped Australia proceed to next World Cup Play-Off
- Billing and Kane started for their national sides

Three Huddersfield Town players appeared for their countries in the second round of fixtures during the October international break.

The most successful was Town midfielder Aaron Mooy who helped the Socceroos progress into a final Play-Off match to progress into the summer’s World Cup in Russia, winning his 29th cap.

Although Aaron didn’t start the match, he came on after just 11 minutes after left-back Brad Smith suffered an injury.

Australia went on to win the match in Sydney 2-1 after extra-time and Town’s midfielder was instrumental in Tim Cahill’s winning goal.

The Socceroos are now waiting to see which CONCACAF side they will face in the Intercontinental Play-Off; they could face USA, Honduras or Panama.

Huddersfield Town Under-23s defender Danny Kane (main image) earned his fourth cap for the Republic of Ireland’s Under-21s side.

The Irish youngsters beat Israel 4-0 in the U21 European Championships qualifiers, leaving them top of Group 5 with 10 points from four games.

Philip Billing started for Denmark’s Under-21s as the young side beat Finland 5-0 in a U21 European Championship qualifier.

That means the young Danes have had an excellent start to the campaign, winning their opening four matches.

Once again, Jonas Lössl and Mathias Zanka were unused substitutes for Denmark in the countries latest 2018 World Cup qualifier.

The Danes drew 1-1 with Romania and were denied all three just two minutes from time as Ciprian Deac equalised for the visitors.

That means the Danes finished second in Group E, five points behind leaders Poland, meaning they will face a World Cup Play-Off match in the next international break.

Denmark could be drawn against and of the unseeded sides like the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Finally, young ‘keeper Ryan Schofield was an unused substitute for England’s Under-19s.

Paul Simpson’s side drew 2-2 with Slovakia as preparations continue for November’s upcoming European Championship qualifiers.


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