International round-up

26th March 2018
First team

Swansea City had no game, but a host of their players were in action over the weekend.

Martin Olsson and Kristoffer Nordfeldt both played the full 90 minutes for Sweden as they were beaten 2-1 by Chile.

The Swedes play another friendly in Romania on Tuesday.

Alfie Mawson was left on the bench as England won in the Netherlands on Friday night, but will hope for an opportunity when Gareth Southgate’s team face Italy at Wembley on Tuesday.

Fellow Englishman Tammy Abraham started for the under-21s as they beat Romania 2-1 at Molineux, the striker playing 84 minutes before being replaced by Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

England Under-21s play Ukraine in Sheffield on Tuesday.

In Belfast, Swans midfielder Ki Sung-Yueng played 67 minutes for South Korea as they were beaten 2-1 in a friendly by Northern Ireland.

Ki could come against club-mate Lukasz Fabianski when the South Koreans go to Poland tomorrow.

Fabianski played the first half of Poland’s 1-0 friendly defeat to Nigeria, with Victor Moses scoring the only goal after the Swans keeper had been replaced.

There was a landmark moment for Oli McBurnie over the weekend as the young striker, who is currently on loan at Barnsley, won his first cap for Scotland.

McBurnie played 77 minutes – and was hailed as one of Scotland’s better players – as his team were beaten 1-0 by Costa Rica in Glasgow.

On Thursday, Andy King played the full game as Wales romped to a 6-0 win over China, while Connor Roberts was an unused substitute.

Ryan Giggs’s men are in action again when they take on Uruguay today.

Five young Swans featured for Wales Under-21s as they were beaten 1-0 by Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Cian Harries, Jack Evans, Aaron Lewis and Joe Rodon – who is currently on loan at Cheltenham – all started while Dan James came off the bench.