Three Saints set for qualifying fixtures

By SFC Media time Fri 15 Nov International
Photo by Reuters | Pierre-Emile Højbjerg

Friday sees three of Southampton’s first-team in qualifying action for their respective countries.

So far unbeaten from their opening six Group D fixtures, Denmark – and Pierre-Emile Højbjerg – will look to take top spot when they face bottom of the table Gibraltar in Copenhagen.

Having won the reverse fixture 6-0, Åge Hareide’s side will look for a repeat performance that will likely lift them ahead of first-placed Republic of Ireland who are level on points with one extra game played.

Whilst Denmark are deep into their qualification campaign, Sofiane Boufal will be looking to help Morocco start theirs in positive fashion.

Morocco's forward Sofiane Boufal (C) is marked by Namibia's midfielder Petrus Shitembi (L) and Namibia's midfielder Larry Horaeb during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) football match between Morocco and Namibia at the Al Salam Stadium in Cairo on June 23, 2019. (Photo by JAVIER SORIANO / AFP)        (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)
Sofiane Boufal will be part of Morocco's opening qualifying fixture

Hosting Mauritania in the opening Group E encounter, the lively winger will be looking to guide the Atlas Lions to a top-two finish and Africa Cup of Nations qualification.

Elsewhere, Kevin Danso has an important Under-21 Euro 2021 qualifying fixture against Kosovo, as Austria look to close the gap on top of the table England.

Franco Foda’s side were emphatically beaten by the Three Lions last time out, so will be looking for a response against a Kosovo side who sit directly beneath them in Group 3.

A win could see a move to first place, depending on England’s result in Albania.


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