Final action of international break

By SFC Media time Tue 15 Oct International
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The international schedule comes to a close on Tuesday for Southampton’s contingent currently with their respective countries.

Maya Yoshida will be the first to conclude his international duty as Japan take on Tajikistan in their latest World Cup qualifier at 1pm BST.

The defender was on target in Japan’s 6-0 win over Mongolia last Thursday and will now look to continue the Blue Samurai’s 100% record in Group F.

Elsewhere, Saints captain Pierre-Emile Højbjerg will be part of the Denmark squad who’ll face Luxembourg in a friendly.

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK - OCTOBER 12: Pierre Emile Hojbjerg of Denmark celebrates after the UEFA EURO 2020 Qual. Group D match between Denmark and Switzerland at Telia Parken on October 12, 2019 in Copenhagen, Denmark. (Photo by Lars Ronbog / FrontZoneSport via Getty Images)
Photo by Lars Ronbog | Getty Images

Højbjerg was influential off the bench for Åge Hareide’s side on Saturday, helping Denmark net a late winner against Switzerland in their Euro 2020 qualifier.

With the important three points secured, the midfielder will now look to end the international break on a high in Aalborg (6pm BST).

Rounding off the international break with Under-21 Euro 2021 qualifying matches will be Michael Obafemi and Kevin Danso.

Dublin , Ireland - 10 October 2019; Michael Obafemi of Republic of Ireland is tackled by Claud Adjapong of Italy during the UEFA European U21 Championship Qualifier Group 1 match between Republic of Ireland and Italy at Tallaght Stadium in Tallaght, Dublin. (Photo By Sam Barnes/Sportsfile via Getty Images)
Photo by Sam Barnes | Getty Images

Striker Obafemi will be involved as Republic of Ireland look to maintain their unbeaten start in Group A with a trip to third-placed Iceland at 4pm BST.

Closer to home, Danso and his Austria team mates will line up against England in Milton Keynes (7.45pm BST).

With three wins from three, Austria will look to pull ahead from the Three Lions who sit in second spot.

Following Tuesday’s matches, Southampton’s internationals will return to Staplewood ahead of Saturday’s Premier League trip to Wolves.


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