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ALBION INTERNATIONAL PREVIEW AND ROUND-UP

22 March 2017

A summary of where Albion's players will be in action.


A number of Brighton & Hove Albion players are away on international duty while the club takes a short break from league action, as the next set of international friendlies and 2018 World Cup qualifiers take place.

Here is a round-up of the Albion players hoping to play for their country, and what challenges they face across Europe.

We also reflect on the exploits of some of the club’s academy and women’s team players in recent weeks.

PREVIEW



TOMER HEMED  - ISRAEL
 
Tomer Hemed has linked up with Elisha Levy’s squad ahead of a crucial 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier away at Group G leaders Spain in Gijon.
 
Israel have made an impressive start to their qualifying campaign with three victories from their opening four games, with Hemed scoring three goals in the two victories over Macedonia and Liechtenstein.
 



OLIVER NORWOOD – NORTHERN IRELAND

Oliver will be aiming to add to his 43 caps for Northern Ireland when Michael O’Neill’s side host Norway in a World Cup Qualifier on Sunday.
 
The Albion midfielder has appeared in all four of his country’s qualifiers to date, with the side currently sitting second in Group C with seven points from four games, five adrift of leaders Germany.




CHRISTIAN WALTON AND SOLLY MARCH – ENGLAND UNDER-21S

Christian Walton and Solly March are with Aidy Boothroyd’s England under-21 squad for their forthcoming international friendlies, against Germany on Friday, then Denmark next Monday.
 
Walton will be aiming to add to his solitary cap for the under-21s, after he kept a clean sheet in a 5-0 victory over Bosnia & Herzegovina back in November last year.
 
March has two caps for England’s under-21s to his name, with his most recent appearance coming at the Amex in a 3-1 win over Switzerland in a European Championship qualifier back in November 2015.
 



FIKAYO TOMORI – ENGLAND UNDER-20S
 
The Chelsea loanee is currently away with England’s under-20s, as they take part in a trio of friendlies in France to prepare for this summer’s FIFA Under-20 World Cup.
 
First up is a match against Portugal on Thursday, ahead of fixtures with France and Senegal on 25th and 28th March respectively. 

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AARON CONNOLLY- REPUBLIC OF IRELAND UNDER-17S
 
The 17-year-old continued his impressive goalscoring form for the Republic of Ireland under-17 side with a brace in a 2-0 victory over Cyprus in a European Championship qualifier on Monday.
 
Connolly also scored twice in a 4-0 win over the Faroe Islands, before playing 80 minutes in a 1-0 victory over Slovakia last week. The three wins saw Ireland top their four-team qualifying group, ahead of this summer’s finals in Croatia.
 



BRONWEN THOMAS – WALES UNDER-17S
 
The Albion forward captained the Wales Women under-17 squad in an 8-1 defeat to Norway in a European Championship elite round qualifier, with Ffion Morgan on target for Jayne Ludlow’s side.
 
Up next is a match against Denmark on Wednesday, before another fixture against qualifying tournament hosts Bosnia & Herzegovina on Saturday.
 



SOPHIE PERRY AND EMMA BYRNE – REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
 
The Albion pair were involved in the Republic of Ireland squad that achieved their highest-ever finish in the Cyprus Cup, which included wins over the Czech Republic and Wales.
 
They have now both been called up again ahead of an international friendly against Slovakia on 10th April.
 
Laura Rafferty was also in action for Northern Ireland in the Istria Cup earlier this month, while Alessia Russo [England under-19s] and Jenna Legg [England under-23s] were away with their respective squads.

UPCOMING HOME FIXTURES

ALBION V BLACKBURN ROVERS

SATURDAY 1ST APRIL, KICK-OFF 3PM


ALBION V BIRMINGHAM CITY

TUESDAY 4TH APRIL, KICK-OFF 7.45PM



ALBION V WIGAN ATHLETIC

MONDAY 17TH APRIL, KICK-OFF 3PM


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