Trevoh Chalobah earns first cap for England’s Under-21s
- Five First Team players feature during September international break
- Young Terrier Robson Shipley features for Wales U17
- Juninho Bacuna earns first cap for Curaçao
Six Huddersfield Town players featured for their respective nations during the first round of fixtures in the September international break.
Trevoh Chalobah (above) made his debut for England’s Under-21s. The midfielder, who can also play in defence, had previously earned call-ups to the Young Lions’ U16, U17, U19 and U20 sides.
The 20-year-old started England’s first qualifier for the U21 UEFA European Championships against Turkey.
Aidy Boothroyd’s youngsters beat Turkey 3-2 away from home meaning they got off to the perfect start to the qualifying campaign.
The Young Lions are next in action on Monday (9 September 2019) when they face Kosovo at Hull City’s KC Stadium; 7.45pm kick-off.
Also making an international debut was Juninho Bacuna. The midfielder earned his first cap for Curaçao after switching his international allegiance to the Nation from the Netherlands.
Bacca started in Curaçao’s CONCACAF Nations League opener against Haiti – a game which they won 1-0. Juninho grabbed an assist, setting up Elson Hooi who scored the only goal of the game.
Curaçao’s next League A Group D CONCACAF Nations League game is also against Haiti on Tuesday (10 September 2019), kicking off at 11pm UK time.
Florent Hadergjonaj also made his first start for Kosovo, albeit this was his second appearance for the Nation.
The defender started at left-back for Kosovo, who came from behind to beat Czech Republic at home in Group A of the UEFA EURO Qualifiers.
That win means Kosovo are second behind England in the group – the Nation they will play at Southampton’s St. Mary’s Stadium on Tuesday (10 September 2019); 7.45pm kick-off.
Liverpool FC loanee Kamil Grabara was also involved in U21 European Championship qualifiers with Poland.
The young ‘keeper earned his 17th cap as Poland’s Under-21s beat Latvia 1-0 away from home.
Their next game is against Estonia, who were beaten 4-0 by Bulgaria in their opening match of Group E. The match will take place on Tuesday (10 September 2019) and will kick-off at 5pm UK time.
Steve Mounié earned his 21st cap for Benin as the Squirrels kept up their good form after reaching the Quarter-Finals of the African Cup of Nations in the summer.
Benin came from behind to beat Ivory Coast 2-1. Mounié was brought down in the area with just three minutes remaining before Stéphane Sessègnon converted the winning penalty.
The Squirrels are back in action against African Cup of Nations winners Algeria on Monday (9 September 2019) with the game kicking off at 9pm UK time.
Academy Scholar Robson Shipley made his latest appearance for Wales’ Under-17 side.
Robson helped the young Welsh side beat Bosnia-Herzegovina 2-0 away from home. The youngster picked up a knock and didn’t feature in the reverse fixture as Wales lost 1-0.