Academy international roster

By SFC Media Mon 18 Mar International
Photo by Getty Images | Kameron Ledwidge

Find out which Southampton youngsters have been named as part of their respective national sides across the month of March.

Will Smallbone, Jonathan Afolabi, Kameron Ledwidge, Will Ferry (Republic of Ireland U19)

The Republic of Ireland quartet face three fixtures across six days, and are tasked with topping Group 1 if they are to qualify for the 2019 UEFA European Under-19 Championships in Armenia.

March 20: Republic of Ireland v Romania, Kuban Stadium, Krasnodar
March 23: Republic of Ireland v Azerbaijan, Kuban Stadium, Krasnodar
March 26: Republic of Ireland v Russia, FC Krasnodar Academy Stadium

Sean Brennan (Republic of Ireland U18)

The midfielder is set to embark on a trip to Turkish city Istanbul, where they face a friendly double header against their hosts, led by former Irish international Andy Reid.

March 21: Turkey v Republic of Ireland, Istanbul
March 23: Turkey v Republic of Ireland, Istanbul

Seamas Keogh (Republic of Ireland U17)

March 22: Republic of Ireland v Finland, Waterford RSC Stadium 
March 25: Republic of Ireland v Finland, Tallaght Stadium 

Christian Norton, Callum Watts (Wales U19)

Both Norton and Watts travel with Wales to the Netherlands where they face their Dutch hosts, Spain and Slovenia. The group are aiming to become the first ever men’s U19s Welsh team to reach the finals of an intermediate tournament.

March 20: Wales v Netherlands, Hardenberg
March 23: Spain v Wales, Hardenberg
March 26: Slovenia v Wales, Assen

Caleb Watts (Australia U17)

In early March, UEFA ASSIST staged an Under-17s tournament in Antalya, Turkey, in preparation for the upcoming FIFA U17 World Cup. The event featured teams from three continents; Confederation of African Football (CAF), Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and UEFA.

The Joeys suffered a 4-1 loss in their opening match against Turkey, before narrowly losing out to Tanzania a day later, and ending with a 2-2 draw with Guinea.

Alex Jankewitz (Switzerland U18)

The midfielder travelled to Montreaux in his native Switzerland for a valuable three-day training camp, before getting set to face Estonia in Zurich at the end of the month. 


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