Six members of David Wagner’s squad feature for their respective nations
- Mbenza, Mounié and Sabiri all scored in first round of fixtures
- Zanka helped Denmark get promoted from Nations League B Group
- Ramadan Sobhi and Aaron Mooy also featured for their countries
Six Huddersfield Town players featured for their respective nations during the November 2018 international break.
Winger Ramadan Sobhi (above) was named Captain of Egypt’s Olympic Squad (Under-23s) and played in both games.
The young Egyptians beat Tunisia 4-1 in the opening match as they prepare for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualifiers, with Ramadan grabbing an assist.
The final friendly saw the youngsters beat Tunisia again, in a reverse friendly, 1-0 away from home. Ramadan was Captain and played for 83 minutes.
Egypt last qualified for the 2012 Olympics in the United Kingdom.
Mathias Zanka earned his 20th cap for Denmark as the country finished the Nations League campaign with 0-0 draw with the Republic of Ireland.
Town’s centre-back was influential in both games as the Danes won promotion from Group B4 into the A groups.
Denmark beat Wales 2-1 in the first international break game. They finished top of the group with eight points from four games.
Goalkeeper Jonas Lössl, however, was withdrawn from the squad with a minor injury.
Aaron Mooy won his 39th cap for Australia as the country beat Lebanon 3-0 in a game that said thank you to attacking midfielder Tim Cahill, who played his final game for the Socceroos.
In the first game during the international break, the Aussies drew 1-1 draw with South Korea.
The Socceroos scored in the 94th minute, following a Mooy set piece, to draw the international friendly.
Town’s midfielder was heavily involved with all of Australia’s attacking movement in both games.
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🙌 Sabiri's first @DFB_Junioren strike
🔥 Nice finish from Mbenza
Abdelhamid Sabiri impressed for Germany’s Under-21s, once again, during the international break.
After making his first two starts he was named man of the match in both. He got an assist on his debut in October, before he was called-up again this month and responded by scoring his first goal for the youngsters.
Hamid put the ball into the back of the net after meeting a cross in the area in a 3-0 win over the Netherlands.
He then earned his third Germany Under-21 cap coming on as a substitute in the 83rd minute in a 2-1 win over Italy.
Steve Mounié scored his second goal for Benin as the Squirrels lost 3-1 to Gambia away from home in an African Cup of Nations qualifier.
On his 11th cap, the striker put his nation ahead heading an effort past the ‘keeper after a dangerous ball into the area. The defeat sees the nation stay in second place in Group D three points behind leaders Algeria – who have now qualified.
The defeat means Benin are two points ahead of third placed Togo. The Squirrels’ final qualifying match will take place in March when they face Togo.
Winger Isaac Mbenza also scored during international duty. His goal was one of three in a win over Romania.
The final score finished 3-2 to the Belgium youngsters, Isaac scored the third placing the ball into the top corner after meeting a low cross 10 yards out. That goal was the winger’s second for the U21s on his 12th appearance.
All the players will now return to PPG Canalside ahead of this Sunday’s Premier League game against Wolverhampton Wanderers.