How the international break went for our boys

Austria on a high, Gloukh scores screamer

Packed full of Bull power, the Austrian national team have been able to secure vital points in their European qualifying campaign. We took a 1-1 draw away to favourites Belgium before sealing a comprehensive 2-0 win against Sweden. Our new signing Alexander Schlager kept goal for both matches, while Junior Adamu started in the win over Sweden.


Ralf Rangnick's side featured several former players in both matches like Max Wöber, Marcel Sabitzer, Xaver Schlager and our local lad Nici Seiwald.

Strahinja Pavlovic was rested for Serbia's friendly against Jordan on 16 June but started yesterday's 1-1 draw against Bulgaria. The point put Dragan Stojkovic's side on course for Euro 2024 qualification.


Things have not gone quite so well for Amar Dedic and Bosnia. They were beaten against both Cristiano Ronaldo & Co (0-3) as well as Luxembourg (0-2) - and are now seven points short of an automatic qualification spot. 

Fresh after being named on the Golden Boy shortlist, Oscar Gloukh had a wonderful experience with the Israeli national team. Our youngster scored direct from a corner in stoppage time of a European qualifying match against Belarus to seal a 2-1 win! He also got 30 minutes of playing time in a 2-1 win against Andorra.

Our midfielder isn't finished there - on Thursday Oscar Gloukh will be in European U21 championship action. Ignace Van der Brempt is also taking part in that for Belgium.


Maurits Kjaergaard and Denmark are busy trying to qualify for the next European U21 championship. Our midfielder (who also made the Golden Boy list) starred with a goal in both the 2-2 draw against Wales and 2-1 win over Lithuania.

Sekou Koita started in an African Cup of Nations qualifier against Congo and took a vital 2-0 win (Dorgeles Nene scored after coming on as a substitute) - with the Eagles now sure of their participation in the finals.

Karim Konate was substituted on for Ivory Coast against Zambia when they were 0-3 down. As hosts of the African Cup of nations, the Ivorians are sure of their spot. 

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