Seven Saints conclude international action

By SFC Media Tue 27 Mar International
Photo by Getty Images | Dušan Tadić

Today marks the final day of international fixtures for Southampton’s representatives, with seven Saints hoping to be involved for their countries.

The action gets under way with a trio of youth games kicking off at 5pm BST.

Defender Jan Bednarek is in the Poland Under-21 squad for their Euro qualifier against Lithuania in Lublin.

The Poles are unbeaten in Group 3 but trail leaders Denmark by a single point, while Lithuania are bottom of the table with one win from their five qualifiers to date.

At Under-20 level, Josh Sims will hope to add to his 90 minutes in England’s 1-0 win over Poland on Thursday with more game time when the Young Lions host Portugal tonight. The friendly fixture will take place at Manchester City’s Academy Stadium.

Elsewhere, it’s a big night for Republic of Ireland Under-19 trio Tom O’Connor, Jonathan Afolabi and Michael Obafemi in their Elite Round decider.

Jonathan Afolabi was suspended for the 3-0 win over Kosovo but could return tonight

Victory over their Portugal counterparts would secure qualification for this summer’s European finals in Finland, but a draw will be enough for the hosts in Barcelos, with only the group winners going through.

At senior level, Sofiane Boufal and Dušan Tadić are back in action at 8pm BST after their respective nations faced each other on Friday.

Tonight, Boufal’s Morocco will look to continue their fine recent form when they host Uzbekistan in Casablanca.

The Atlas Lions have won their last four internationals, including a 2-1 victory over Tadić’s Serbia, who tonight face Nigeria at The Hive Stadium in Barnet.

The Super Eagles impressively won 1-0 in Poland last time out thanks to a second-half penalty from Chelsea’s Victor Moses.


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