Internationals: weekend round-up

Latest news from Girondins on international duty

PROS / SéLECTION - Monday, November 19, 2018 - 10:43

A number of Girondins were on international duty this weekend, in the African Cup of Nations qualifiers in friendlies and in the Nations League - read on for a full round-up of results.

Samuel Kalu - Nigeria - African Cup of Nations qualifying


Top-ranking Nigeria faced a difficult trip to 2nd-placed South Africa on Saturday. Samuel Kalu started the game, a 1-1 draw which will be seen as a good result for all involved. 

The Super Eagles remain top of their group going into their home tie with the Seychelles (4th place) this Thursday.


Youssouf Sabaly - Senegal - African Cup of Nations qualifying

Senegal have alreadyu qualified for the finals, and travelled to Equitorial Guinea looking to cement their first-place finish ahead of Madagascar. Youssouf Sabaly played the full 90 minutes in a game which the Senegalese won 1-0.

On Thursday the Lions of Teranga will be hoping to keep their winning run going against Madasgascar.


François Kamano - Guinea - African Cup of Nations qualifying


Guinea were also playing to maintain their group-topping  François Kamano played 86 minutes of the game against 2nd-placed Ivory Coast, a match which ended 1-1.

Guinea travel to the Central African Republic this Thursday for their final qualifying match.


Pablo - Brazil - Friendly

South America met North London this weekend as Brazil took on Uruguay at the Emirates Stadium. Brazil were 1-0 winners, but Pablo stayed on the bench.

The Brazilians have another friendly scheduled with Cameroon tomorrow evening.


Andreas Cornelius and Lukas Lerager - Denmark - Nations Ligue


The Danes travelled to Cardiff hoping to qualify for the final four of Group B of the Nations League. They succeeded in beating Wales 2-1, with Lukas Lerager coming on for the last fifteen minutes but Andreas Cornelius remaining on the bench.

Denmark's final game is this evening, against last-placed Ireland.