International recap: EURO 2024 spots and second chances

Overview of how our boys got on

All the international matches are over, and our Red Bulls are on their way back to the more familiar environment of Salzburg. There has been a full range of experiences in recent days - with great success for some, and disappointing defeats for others.

We have summarised how our internationals got on for you here.

  • The Austrian national team took a 1-0 win away at Azerbaijan to secure their spot in EURO 2024. Our number one Alex Schlager was between the posts, just as he was in the first match of the international break against Belgium (a 2-3 defeat). Samson Baidoo made his international debut following his first call-up into the Austrian squad. The 19-year-old centre-back came on as a substitute in the 66th minute against the Red Devils as Austria mounted a comeback bid and was on the substitutes' bench against Azerbaijan.
  • In Austria U21's friendly against their equivalents from Norway (1-2), Dijon Kameri was rested, but he played the full 90 minutes of a European qualifier against Slovenia. The young Austrians were beaten 0-1, and they are currently five points behind France and Slovenia - with a game in hand.
  • There were mixed experiences for the Bosnian national side. Savo Milosevic's outfit took a convincing 2-0 win against Liechtenstein, with Amar Dedic one of the key performers. There was only so much they could take from that result though. The clash against Portugal that followed was lost 0-5, with our right-back playing the full 90 minutes. They still have a chance of making EURO 2024 via the UEFA Nations League.
  • Lucas Gourna-Douath was called into the star-packed U21 squad of France for European qualifying. The midfield dynamo remained on the bench of the first clash against Bosnia (2-1), while he made his debut off the bench in a 9-0 thrashing of Cyrpus. The French youngsters are top of the table (in a group also featuring Austria) with three wins out of three.
  • Leandro Morgalla had to be taken off injured, unfortunately, in the 37th minute of a 3-2 European qualifying win of Germany U21 against Bulgaria. Examinations will be made in Salzburg to determine the extent of his issue.
  • Dorgeles Nene played the full 90 minutes of Mali's 1-0 friendly win against Uganda, with the silky attacker coming on in the 69th minute of a 3-1 friendly win against Saudi Arabia (with the score 2-1 at the time).
  • Karim Konate was called up by Ivory Coast for friendly clashes against Morocco and South Africa but did not get any playing time.
  • Red Bulls at the ready for Serbia! Three of our boys featured in a European qualifier against Hungary - Strahinja Pavlovic, Aleksa Terzic (both starting) and Petar Ratkov (who came on in the 84th minute to make his international debut). Pavlo equalised with a header from a corner, but Serbia suffered a narrow 1-2 defeat. Thanks to their 3-1 win over Montenegro (Pavlovic played the full 90 minutes) they have a great chance of sealing a spot in EURO 2024. They need just a point in their final match against Bulgaria to achieve that.
  • Roko Simic and Luka Sucic started for Croatia U21 in their European qualifiers against Greece and Belarus. They took a 2-2 draw in the first match, with Roko Simic providing the assist for the first goal. The Croatians won the second match 2-0, with Luka Sucic scoring a penalty to give his side the lead in the final minutes. The young Croatian side are five points behind group leaders Portugal.