Good week of friendlies for our boys

Good Austria result, Benji finds net and Inni captains!

With FIFA World Cup already in full swing, you may have missed a series of friendly internationals in recent days. Our boys all went through those unbeaten!

  • Max Wöber started for the Austrian national team against Andorra (a hard-fought 1-0 win) and against Italy. We had a trio of players in action in total - with Junior Adamu (substituted on in the first match) and Nici Seiwald starting against the European champions and playing their part in a 2-0 win. (GEPA Pictures)
  • Benji Sesko impressed once again in a Slovenia shirt, putting his side ahead against Romania with a clinical header. They followed a 2-1 win up with a 1-0 victory against Montenegro, during which our attacker was brought off after 81 minutes.
  • Samson Baidoo, who joined up with the Austrian young talents' camp today, played the full 90 minutes in a 1-1 U21 draw against Turkey. A friendly against Croatia today will be the final match of the year for the young Austrian outfit.
  • A young Croatian team put in a confident performance in beating Poland U21 3-1 - with Roko Simic in action.
  • Denmark's U21 talent Mau Kjaergaard was selected for ties against Sweden (2-2) and Hungary (3-0).
  • Goalkeeper Nico Mantl saw Germany U21's friendly with Italy from the substitutes' bench - with his side winning 4-2.
  • Ignace Van der Brempt captained the Belgium U20 side that shared a 1-1 draw with Portugal.
  • Mali have also been in friendly action - Dorgeles Nene played 90 minutes of a 1-1 draw against Algeria, while his fellow loanees Daouda Guindo and Sekou Koita did not appear.

Our boys in Qatar will be hoping to make their mark on the big stage soon:
Luka Sucic is first up on Wednesday (11:00 CET) as Croatia face Morocco before a clash with Canada on Sunday (17:00 CET).
Philipp Köhn and Noah Okafor have to wait until Thursday before they are called into action at 11:00 against Cameroon.
Their group rivals Strahinja Pavlovic and Serbia are in action on Thursday. From 20:00 Austrian time, our defensive stalwart has the task of stopping Brazil.