International Round-Up

Monday 9 September 2019 10:30

Bobby Decordova-Reid’s Jamaica career was a mere 31 minutes old when he notched his first international goal, the second in a 6-0 routing of Antigua & Barbuda in the Nations League.

Steven Sessegnon also had a winning debut, marking his England Under-21s bow with a 3-2 victory over Turkey in Friday’s European Championship Qualifier.

Operating at left-back, Sessegnon almost marked his first appearance with a goal, only to fire marginally wide after being fed by Phil Foden.

Goals from Eddie Nketiah (2) and Reiss Nelson ensured the Young Lions got their qualifying campaign off to a winning start, and they’re back in action on Monday evening when they face Kosovo in Hull.

There was a milestone appearance, too, for Stefan Johansen, who picked up his 50th cap for Norway in their 2-0 win over Malta.

His 51st appearance three days later then saw him open the scoring against Sweden, but their Scandinavian rivals hit back to earn a 1-1 draw in Stockholm.

Another Fulham man on the scoresheet was Aleksandar Mitrović, but his thunderbolt proved to be in vain as Serbia were beaten 4-2 by Portugal.

Elsewhere, England Under-18s are competing in a four-team tournament, with Fabio Carvalho featuring in each of their matches so far.

They kicked things off with a 3-2 win over Australia and then drew 1-1 with Brazil, with whom they currently share top spot in the group. A final day victory over Korea Republic will now be the target as they look to win the mini tournament.