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13 October 2019

Club News


13 October 2019

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Town players feature for their respective nations during the international break

- Kamil Grabara helps Poland’s U21s remain unbeaten in their EURO qualifying campaign
- Juninho Bacuna’s Curaçao in action against Costa Rica on Monday
- Four Academy players called-up by their nations

A number of Terriers represented their national sides in the first round of fixtures during the October international break.

One of those was goalkeeper Kamil Grabara (above). The Liverpool FC loanee captained Poland’s Under-21 side in their UEFA European U21 Championship qualifier against Russia. The youngsters drew 2-2, meaning they currently sit top in Group E and remain unbeaten.

Kamil and his teammates will next be in action on Tuesday 15 October 2019 against Serbia. The match will kick-off at 5pm. If he starts against Serbia, then Kamil will earn his 20th cap for Poland’s U21s.

Right-back Florent Hadergjonaj also started during the international break. He earned his fourth cap for Kosovo as they beat Gibraltar 1-0 in a friendly.

Kosovo’s UEFA EURO 2020 Qualifying campaign will continue on Monday 14 October 2019 as they host Montenegro.

The Dardanët currently sits third in Group A – the same group as England – with eight points from five games.

Juninho Bacuna was rewarded for his recent form in a Town shirt with another call up to the Curaçao national side for their CONCACAF Nations League game against Costa Rica on Monday 14 October 2019.

Bacca earned his first cap for Curaçao last month after committing his international future to them, having represented the Netherlands at youth level.

Steve Mounié also joined up with Benin’s national team over the October international break ahead of a game against Zambia.

After earning his first two caps for England’s Under-21s during the September international break, Trevoh Chalobah, once again, received a call-up to Aidy Boothroyd’s side.

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

Along with the First Team players, four Young Terriers were also selected for respective national squads for the upcoming fixtures.

Both Robson Shipley and Pat Jones were named in the Wales Under-17s squad for their three U17 EURO Qualifying fixtures this month.

So far, Pat Jones has earned two caps coming on in the win over Slovenia before starting in the defeat to the Netherlands, whilst Robson Shipley came on against Oranje.

The final game for the youngsters is a qualifier against Kosovo on Tuesday 15 October 2019.

Under-17s midfielder Ernaldo Krasniqi was named in the Albania Under-17s squad again having made his international debut for them in September.

Whilst, forward Andre Edionhon had also linked up with the Nigeria Under-17s team in Sao Paulo for a training camp in preparation for the 2019 FIFA Under-17 World Cup.

Elsewhere, Aaron Mooy, currently on loan at Brighton & Hove Albion, started in Australia’s 5-0 win over Nepal. The Aussie’s next Second Round World Cup Qualifier is against Chinese Taipei on Tuesday 15 October 2019.

Ramadan Sobhi was called-up to Egypt's Under-23s in a double-header of friendlies against South Africa. The young Egyptians drew 1-1 at home in the opening game.

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