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A busy international break for the Girondins

PROS / SéLECTION - Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 11:27

International round-up

First team players:

Pablo - Brazil: 

Having started the friendly against Saudi Arabia on the weekend, Pablo was left on the bench for the game with Argentina yesterday

Samuel Kalu - Nigeria: 


Nigeria travelled to Tunisia to face Libya in a crucial qualifying game for the African Cup of Nations 2019. The Super Eagles won the game 3-2, and Samuel Kalu played a solid 80 minutes. 

This victory sends Nigeria top of their qualifying group.

Youssouf Sabaly - Senegal: 

Having started against Sudan a few days ago, Sabaly sat out the Lions's 1-0 victory in the return leg.

Senegal and Madagascar are the two teams from Group A who will qualify for the CAN 2019 finals.

François Kamano - Guinea:


Having scored in Friday's win over Rwanda, this time the Bordeux winger provided a vital assist. In the 32nd minute he floated in a perfect cross for Legia Warsaw striker Kante. Unfortunately for François, a late goal meant that the game ended in a draw.

Nonetheless, Guinea are still top of their qualifying group with a three-point lead over Ivory Coast.

Andreas Cornelius and Lukas Lerager - Denmark: 

Although Andreas Cornelius played no part in the friendly with Austria, Lukas Lerager started the game and made a big impact. His spectacular goal in the 29th minute set the Danes on course for a solid 2-0 victory. Incidentally, the second goal came from ex-Girondin Martin Braithwaite.


Vukasin Jovanovic and Milan Gajic - Serbia U21:


Having already sealed qualification for the Euro U21 finals, the Serbs rotated their squad for this game against Armenia. Vukasin Jovanovic, usually captain, was left out while Milan Gajic started and played the full 90 minutes (0-0).

Toma Basic - Croatia U21:


Obliged to beat San Marino in order to stay top of their group, the young Croats accomplished their task ruthlessly. The U21 World Cup runners-up dispatched their rivals 4-0 to officially seal qualification for the Euro U21 finals. Toma Basic came on for the last fifteen minutes of the game.

Sergi Palencia - Spain U21: 


Sergi won his first international cap with the Spain U21 side yerterday, playing a key role in their magnificent 7-2 victory with two assists and a full 90 minutes on the field.