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ALBION INTERNATIONAL ROUND-UP

4 September 2015




Tomer Hemed was on target for Israel in their 4-0 victory over Andorra on Thursday night, as Eli Guttman’s side kept their Euro 2016 qualifying hopes alive.

The 28-year-old scored Israel’s third goal from the penalty spot after 26 minutes and additional strikes from Nir Bitton, Munas Dabbur and Eran Zahavi means that the team currently sits third in Group B with 12 points from seven games.

Albion midfielder Beram Kayal replaced club and international teammate Hemed in the second half and featured for the final 15 minutes in Haifa.

Israel will face a much tougher test on Sunday afternoon when they travel to Cardiff to face group leaders Wales, kick-off 5pm.



Jake Forster-Caskey and Solly March were both second-half substitutes as England under-21s beat their USA under-23 counterparts 1-0 at Deepdale.

March almost capped off a memorable return to the international scene when he attempted a measured chip with USA keeper Zack Steffen off his line, but his effort cannoned off the post to safety.

Manchester United striker James Wilson netted the only goal of the game after 72 minutes, ahead of England’s European under-21 championship qualifier in Norway on Monday, kick-off 5.45pm.



Gordon Greer is in the Scotland squad ahead of their Euro 2016 qualifier in Georgia tonight, kick-off 5pm.

Gordon Strachan’s men are also in action on Monday night when they host Germany at Hampden Park, kick-off 7.45pm.

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Finnish duo, Niki Maenpaa and Vahid Hambo, will both be hoping to feature for their respective international sides tonight.

Maenpaa is in contention to start against Greece in their European Championship qualifier, in a match between the bottom two sides in Group F.

Markku Kanerva’s side have struggled so far with just four points and one win from six qualifiers, while Greece have failed to pick a win to date and have only two points to their name.

Meanwhile Hambo will be hoping to earn more game time for the country’s under-21 side when they host Russia in a European qualifier, kick-off 4.30pm.



Glen Rea will miss the Republic of Ireland under-21s’ friendly with a Qatar under-23 side tonight at Gigg Lane in order to fulfil his club commitments with Southend United on Saturday when the Shrimpers host Peterborough United. He will then re-join the national team ahead of a European qualifier in Andorra next Tuesday.

UPCOMING HOME FIXTURES

ALBION V HULL CITY 

SATURDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, KICK-OFF 3PM


ALBION V ROTHERHAM UNITED 

TUESDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER, KICK-OFF 7.45PM



ALBION V CARDIFF CITY

SATURDAY 3RD OCTOBER, KICK-OFF 3PM



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