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ROUND-UP: MOUNIÉ BAGS FOR BENIN

17 October 2019

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Town players feature for their respective nations during the international break

- Kamil Grabara earns his 20th cap for Poland’s Under-21s
- Steve Mounié scores for Benin
- Robson Shipley and Pat Jones make history with Wales’ Under-17s

A selection of Huddersfield Town’s players represented their national sides in the second round of fixtures over the October international break.

Goalkeeper Kamil Grabara earnt his 20th cap for Poland’s Under-21s as they beat Serbia 1-0 in UEFA European Under 21 Qualifying on Tuesday 15 October 2019. The win means Poland remain unbeaten in qualifying and stay top of their qualifying group.

Poland’s Under-21s are next in action during November’s international break when they travel to Bulgaria for the next round of qualifying fixtures.

Florent Hadergjonaj completed his second successive 90 minutes for Kosovo as they beat Montenegro 2-0 in UEFA EURO 2020 Qualifying. The win put Kosovo onto 11 points and sit in third place in Group A, a point behind second-placed Czech Republic.

Kosovo face Czech Republic in the next round of UEFA EURO 2020 Qualifying on Thursday 14 November 2019.

Striker Steve Mounié played 90 minutes and got on the scoresheet for Benin as they drew 2-2 with Zambia in a friendly.

That was Steve’s seventh goal for the nation on his 23rd appearance.

During the next international break in November, Benin have an Africa Cup of Nations Qualifying double header. First up, they travel to Nigeria before a home qualifier against Sierra Leone.

Midfielder Juninho Bacuna played 90 minutes for Curaçao as they drew 0-0 with Costa Rica in CONCACAF Nations League. Following the draw, Curaçao sit top of CONCACAF Nations League League A on five points, three points ahead of second-placed Costa Rica.

In November, Curaçao take on Costa Rica once again in the next round of CONCACAF Nations League action.

Loanee Trevoh Chalobah didn’t feature for England’s Under-21s during the international break.

The midfielder withdrew from the squad through precaution after picking up a knock in Town’s win over Hull City.

Four Young Terriers were also in action for their respective national sides.

Both Robson Shipley and Pat Jones were a part of the Wales Under-17s squad that qualified for the Elite Round of UEFA Under-17 Qualifying.

Both players came off the bench to help Wales’ Under-17s beat Kosovo 4-1. Th Nation’s Under-17s will discover who they will play in the Elite Round when the draw is made in December.

Andre Edionhon joined up with Nigeria’s Under-17s for a training camp in São Paulo. This was in preparation for the U17 World Cup, which takes place in Brazil.

Ernaldo Krasniqi earned another cap for Albania’s Under-17 side. The midfielder played for around 70 minutes in a 0-0 draw with Montenegro.

Elsewhere, Aaron Mooy, currently on loan at Brighton & Hove Albion, played 61 minutes for Australia as they beat Chinese Taipei 7-1 in World Cup Qualifying.

Ramadan Sobhi scored the winning goal for Egypt’s Under-23s as they beat South Africa 1-0 in the second game of their friendly double header with Bafana Bafana.


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