International

Bukayo Saka scores on England Under-19 debut

Bukayo Saka

We had three players in international action on Wednesday. Scroll down to find out how they got on:

Bukayo Saka scored just three minutes into his England Under-19 debut, helping the Young Lions beat Moldova 4-0. Our teenage winger came off the bench to replace Wolves’ Morgan Gibbs-White and made an instant impact by finishing Stephen Walker’s through ball to net England’s third.
 
Conor Gallagher and Danny Loader had opened the scoring, before Saka and Steven Sessegnon completed the rout. Emile Smith Rowe played also played 70 minutes on the right wing.
 
Granit Xhaka played the first half of Switzerland’s friendly defeat to Qatar in Lugano. Villarreal’s Akram Afif scored the game’s only goal, firing home the winner just four minutes from time to condemn Switzerland to their third defeat in four games.

Granit Xhaka

We could have a number of players in action on Thursday, too.
 
Folarin Balogun, Vontae Daley-Campbell, Tyreece John-Jules and Arthur Okonkwo are all in the England Under-18s squad for their clash with Netherlands at 5pm (UK time).
 
Reiss Nelson could feature for England Under-21s against Italy at 5.30pm.
 
Bernd Leno’s Germany host Russia, while in the Uefa Nations League Sokratis’ Greece take on Finland, with both games kicking off at 7.45pm.

Bernd Leno