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International watch: Round-up

Keep up to date with all the Robins involved on international duty this month.

Joe Morrell and Ashley Williams (Wales)

Wales have qualified for next summer’s UEFA Euro 2020 championship finals.

They kept their hopes alive having beaten Azerbaijan 2-0 on Saturday evening. Goals from Keiffer Moore and Harry Wilson dealt the damage in a game which saw Joe Morrell battle in the middle of the park. He made his full competitive debut, picked up a yellow card in the process, and Ashley Williams was an unused substitute.

But it would be on Tuesday night when they secured the dream conclusion to their qualification campaign. Two goals from Aaron Ramsey secured Wales' spot in next year's tournament with Morrell playing his part before being substituted in the 50th minute. Williams was an unused substitute again.

Sam Pearson and Joe Low (Wales U19s)

Sam Pearson played 62 minutes and Joe Low was an unused replacement as Wales Under-19s drew 2-2 with Russia in their Under-19 UEFA Euro qualifier on Saturday (November 16th).

In the first of three U19 UEFA Euro qualifiers this month, the young Dragons had got off to a winning start with a 3-0 win against Poland. Pearson was named in the starting XI and he netted the second goal of the game, while Joe Low was an unused substitute.    

Pearson then played 87 minutes as he helped Rob Page's side to a 2-0 win over Kosovo. Low was an unused substitute.

Callum O'Dowda (Republic of Ireland)

Callum O’Dowda replaced former City defender Derrick Williams in the 56th minute as Republic of Ireland came from behind to beat New Zealand in Dublin (November 14th). 

Callum McCowatt broke the deadlock against the run of play, but Williams, Sean Maguire and former loanee Callum Robinson each scored their first international senior goals to see the hosts recover and secure victory in the international friendly.

Republic of Ireland fell short of automatic Euro 2020 qualification following a 1-1 draw with Denmark on Monday night (November 18th). O'Dowda was not named in the squad.

Bailey Wright (Australia)

Bailey Wright was an unused substitute on Thursday afternoon (November 14th) in Australia's 1-0 win over Jordan in the World Cup Qualifiers, their first ever over their opposition.

Famara Diédhiou (Senegal)

Senegal's African Cup of Nations qualification kicked off on Wednesday evening (November 13th) against Congo. Diédhiou was named on the bench but was introduced in the 83rd-minute as his side went on to secure a 2-0 victory.

Diédhiou then started for Aliou Cissé's side and went on to score a nine-minute hat-trick as Senegal ran out 4-1 winners against Eswatini.

Ádám Nagy (Hungary)

Nagy came off the bench to play a little over 22 minutes in Hungary's 2-1 loss to Uruguay. Edinson Cavani gave Uruguay the lead in the friendly, who doubled their advantage through Brian Rodriguez. Ádám Szalai cut the deficit on 24 minutes.

Nagy then played an hour in Hungary's 2-0 defeat to Wales.

Tomas Kalas (Czech Republic)

Czech Republic secured a 2-1 win over Kosovo on Thursday night to secure their Euro 2020 qualification.

Tomas Kalas watched on from the bench as Alex Kral and Ondrej Celustka found the net in eight second half minutes to cancel out Atdhe Nuhiu’s opener.

Kalas was an unused substitute as Czech Republic lost 1-0 to Bulgaria in their final group match of the Euro 2020 qualifiers.

Pedro Pereira (Portugal U21s)

Pereira was an unused substitute as Portugal Under-21s beat Norway 3-2 in their Euro U21 qualifier on Tuesday (November 19th) following 45 minutes in the 0-0 draw with Slovenia on November 14th. 

Han-Noah Massengo (France U19s)

Massengo was an unused replacement as France Under-19s secured a 2-0 win over Finland in their Euro Under-19s qualifier on Saturday (November 16th).

Massengo completed 90 minutes on Wednesday (November 13th) as the young French side secured a 5-0 win over the Faroe Islands in their first Euro 2020 qualifier.

The midfielder then completed 83 minutes before he was substituted in France's 1-0 defeat to Norway's U19s.

Ayman Benarous (England U17s)

Congratulations go to the City youngster has been called up to train with the young Lions for the first time. He is not part of Kevin Betsy's squad who face Denmark and Czech Republic. Benarous, 17, has been part of the Bristol City FC Academy since the Under-7s age group.

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