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9 September 2018

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Final international matches for David Wagner’s First Team players

- Jon Stanković and Isaac Mbenza start for respective U21 nations
- Philip Billing comes off the bench for Denmark’s Under-21s
- Mathias Zanka and Steve Mounié feature for their countries

Three members of David Wagner’s First Team squad featured in the final round of international fixtures during the September break.

Jon Stanković (above), Philip Billing and Isaac Mbenza were all called-up for their respective Under-21 sides to help their nations qualify for the Under-21s European Championships.

Jon Gorenc Stanković, once again, was the first, playing the full 90 minutes as his country Slovenia's Under-21 side beat Kazakhstan 2-1 in a qualifier for the 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.

That was Jon’s 15th cap for his country and the win moved Slovenia four points ahead of third-placed Kazakhstan.

Philip Billing earned a further Denmark Under-21 cap in another European Championship qualifier, this time against Lithuania, which the Danes won 2-0.

That was his seventh cap at Under-21 level for his country as he came off the bench in the 62nd minute. The Young Danes now top their Euro 2019 qualifying group, one point ahead of second placed Poland.

Summer signing Isaac Mbenza also played a full 90 minutes on Tuesday as the Belgium U21 side defeated Hungary 3-0 in a qualifier. That extended the Belgium youngsters' current winning run to seven matches in Euro U21 Championship qualifying.

Centre-back, Zanka earned his 16th cap for Denmark as he started in a 2-0 win over Wales in the UEFA Nations League on Saturday. Whilst, Town teammate Jonas Lössl was an unused substitute.

That was the Danes’ first match of Group B4 and now they currently sit top ahead of Wales on goal difference; Republic of Ireland are the other side in the league.

Steve Mounié earned his eighth cap for Benin in an African Cup of Nations qualifier against Togo on Saturday 8 September 2018.

The Squirrels drew 0-0 with Togo and currently sit second in the group, behind Algeria on goal difference.

Aaron Mooy was once again selected by Australia. The Socceroos, however, didn’t have a competitive game scheduled but met up for a training camp over the course of the break.

Egypt hosted Niger in Cairo on Saturday (8 September) in an African Cup of Nations qualifier, winning 6-0. Ramadan Sobhi was called up to the squad, however, he has since withdrawn due to his recent knee injury.

All eight players will now return to PPG Canalside ahead of Town’s Premier League game against Crystal Palace on Saturday 15 September 2018 at the John Smith’s Stadium.

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