International round-up

18th November 2015

It was another busy international break for a number of Swansea City players as they represented their countries around the globe.
Ashley Williams and Neil Taylor both featured for Wales as they narrowly lost 3-2 against Holland in a friendly at the Cardiff City Stadium.
Williams played the first half before being substituted by manager Chris Coleman, while Taylor featured for 65 minutes being before replaced by Newcastle defender Paul Dummett.
Jonjo Shelvey came on as a last-minute substitute for the injured Michael Carrick as England suffered a 2-0 defeat against Spain in Alicante.
Despite holding the reigning European champions for 72 minutes, goals from Mario and Santi Cazorla saw the home side claim victory.
Shelvey also came off the bench at Wembley against France as England won 2-0 thanks to goals from Dele Alli and Wayne Rooney.



Meanwhile, Lukasz Fabianski and Gylfi Sigurdsson hoped to go up against one another as Poland faced Iceland in a friendly in Warsaw.
Having both qualified for next summer's European Championships, Fabianski was named on the substitutes bench while Sigurdsson started for the visitors - and the midfielder gave his side the lead from the penalty spot after just four minutes.
Poland hit back, however, and ran out eventual 4-2 winners thanks to a brace from the in-form Robert Lewandowski.
Fabianski was not involved in Poland's second friendly against the Czech Republic as they secured a 3-1 win in Wroclaw with a youthful side, while Iceland lost 3-1 away to Slovakia.
Across the globe, Ki Sung-Yueng played twice for South Korea as they maintained their perfect record in qualifying for the 2018 World Cup.
After a 4-0 win over Myanmar in Suwon, Ki scored twice - including one from the penalty spot - in South Korea's comfortable 5-0 victory over Laos.
Andre Ayew was also involved for Ghana as the Black Stars looked to take another step towards World Cup qualification.
In a double-header against Comoros, Ghana drew the first leg 0-0 before securing a 2-0 win at home to progress to the next stage of qualifying, with Ayew playing 90 minutes in both games.



It was also a good period for Jefferson Montero, who helped Ecuador maintain their perfect start to World Cup qualifying in South America.
Ecuador - who were already top of the group - claimed a 2-1 win over Uruguay before winning 3-1 away in Venezuela with Montero scoring once and claiming another assist in a fine individual display.
It was also a busy period for a number of the club's young players at international level.
Wales Under-21s continued their impressive start to qualifying as they remained top of Group 5 with four points from two games.
After a 2-1 win over Armenia - in which Josh Sheehan, Liam Shephard and Ryan Hedges all featured - Geraint Williams' young side then drew with Romania to stay a point clear of Denmark.



Matt Grimes captained - and scored - for England Under-20s as they suffered a narrow 4-3 defeat against France in a friendly in Brittany.
Meanwhile, Oliver McBurnie made his debut for the Scotland Under-21s as they were held to a 2-2 draw against Ukraine in a European Championship qualifier - a result which left Richard Sbragia's young side in fourth place in Group 3.
Daniel James and Lewis Thomas were both included in the Wales Under-19 squad for their three matches against Austria, Albania and Georgia.
James found the net in an impressive 3-0 victory in Georgia while Wales fell to defeats against Austria (2-0) and Albania (2-3) in Group 8.