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October international preview

With the October international break now upon us, a number of Albion players have jetted off across the globe to represent their respective countries, while a few have already tasted success in recent days.

By James Hilsum • 09 October 2019

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Aaron Mooy in action for Australia.

With the women’s international break taking place a week earlier than the men’s, Kayleigh Green and Megan Connolly will now return to the club after being on the winning sides for Wales and the Republic of Ireland respectively in their Women’s Euro 2021 qualifiers.

Green featured in a 1-0 victory over Belarus in Minsk on Tuesday night, as Rachel Rowe’s strike secured a hard-fought win to leave Wales second in Group C with seven points from their opening three qualifiers.

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Megan Connolly in action against Ukraine.

It was also a memorable night for Connolly, who featured for the full 90 minutes in a thrilling 3-2 victory over Ukraine in front of a crowd of 5,328 spectators at the Tallaght Stadium in Dublin – a record for a women’s international game in Ireland.

Goals from Katie McCabe and Rianna Jarrett put the side 2-0 up, before Ukraine wiped out the lead through goals from Iyubov Shmatko and Olha Ovdiychuk.

But Ireland’s decisive third came in the 53rd minute when Natiya Pantsulaya turned the ball into her own net.

WHAT’S STILL TO COME

SENIOR SQUADS

Players Game 1 Game 2
Mathew Ryan and Aaron Mooy Australia v Nepal
10th October 2019,
World Cup qualifier
Chinese Taipei v Australia
15th October 2019,
World Cup qualifier
Aaron Connolly and Shane Duffy Georgia v Republic of Ireland
12th October 2019,
Euro 2020 qualifier
Switzerland v
Republic of Ireland
15th October 2019,
Euro 2020 qualifier
Florin Andone Faroe Islands v Romania
12th October 2019,
Euro 2020 qualifier
Romania v Norway,
15th October 2019,
Euro 2020 qualifier

Aaron Mooy and Maty Ryan are the first Albion players in senior international action when Australia host Nepal in Canberra for a World Cup qualifier on Thursday, before the duo travel to Taiwan to take on Chinese Taipei in another qualifier the following Tuesday.

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Aaron Connolly training with the Republic of Ireland

Aaron Connolly will be aiming to make his senior debut for the Republic of Ireland when they face Georgia in a Euro 2020 qualifier on Saturday. The Irish then travel to Switzerland for another qualifier the following Tuesday, and is joined in the squad by Shane Duffy.

Galatasaray loanee Florin Andone will also be targeting game time on Saturday when Romania face the Faroe Islands in the first of two Euro 2020 qualifiers this month, before they host Norway on Tuesday.

INTERNATIONAL AGE GROUP SQUADS

There are also a host of players taking part across a number of under-21 Euro 2021 qualifiers in the coming days, including Tudor Baluta, who is among the first to taste international action against Ukraine on Thursday, before facing Northern Ireland next Monday.

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Haydon Roberts in action for England's under-17s

Following his first-team debut last month, Haydon Roberts turns his attention back to England’s under-18s, with three friendlies against Poland under-19s, Slovakia under-19s and Austria’s under-18s.

Meanwhile, Albion under-18 midfielder Marc Leonard faces three UEFA under-19 qualifiers against Belarus, Andorra and Germany, with all three games taking place across the next seven days.

Below is a round-up of Albion’s players that are set to be in action. 

Players Games
Marc Leonard Scotland U19s v Belarus U19s (9th October 2019)                      Scotland U19s v Andorra U19s (12th October 2019)                  Scotland U19s v Germany U19s (15th October 2019)
Haydon Roberts Poland U19s v England U18s (11th October 2019),
Slovakia U19s v England U18s (14th October 2019),
Austria U18s v England U18s (16th October 2019)

 

Player Game 1 Game 2
Tudor Baluta Romania v Ukraine,
10th October 2019,
U21 Euro 2021 qualifier
Romania v Northern Ireland, 
14th October 2019,
U21 Euro 2021 qualifier
Jayson Molumby Republic of Ireland v Italy
10th October 2019,
U21 Euro 2021 qualifier
Iceland v Republic of Ireland,
15th October 2019,
U21 Euro 2021 qualifier
Anders Dreyer Denmark v Northern Ireland,
10th October 2019,
U21 Euro 2021 qualifier
Finland v Denmark,
15th October 2019,
U21 Euro 2021 qualifier
Tom McGill Italy v England
10th October 2019,
U20 international friendly
England v Czech Republic,
14th October 2019,
U20 international friendly
Leo Ostigard Belarus v Norway,
11th October 2019,
U21 Euro 2021 qualifier
Norway v Netherlands
15th October 2019,
U21 Euro 2021 qualifier
Kacper Lopata,  Poland v England
11th October 2019,
U19 international friendly
Albania v Poland
14th October 2019,
U19 international friendly
Jan Mlakar Slovenia v England, 11th October 2019, U21 international friendly X
Viktor Gyokeres Sweden v Iceland,            12th October 2019,            U21 Euro 2021 qualifier Luxembourg v Sweden
15th October 2019
U21 Euro 2021 qualifier
Peter Gwargis Sweden v France
12th October 2019,
U20 international friendly
Sweden v Norway,  15th October 2019,  U20 international friendly

 

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