International round-up | Swansea City duo help Wales to winning start

9th September
First team
Connor Roberts Wales

Swansea City defender Ben Cabango made his Wales debut and Connor Roberts started both fixtures as Wales made a winning start to their Nations League campaign.

Ryan Giggs’ side secured 1-0 wins over Finland and Bulgaria to go to the top of Group B4.

Cabango made his senior bow for his country off the bench in Helsinki, while Swans team-mate Roberts took his tally to 18 caps.

At under-21 level, Wales suffered a 1-0 defeat in Bosnia & Herzegovina with Swansea’s Jack Evans and Brandon Cooper – who have since sealed loan moves to Pafos and Newport respectively – starting.

Liam Cullen also started, while Oli Cooper made an appearance from the bench and Joe Lewis was an unused substitute.

Marc Guehi helped England Under-21s maintain their 100 per cent record in European Championship qualifying as they beat Kosovo and Austria.

The on-loan Chelsea defender played 90 minutes in both games as the Three Lions racked up 6-0 and 2-1 wins.

Bersant Celina, meanwhile, made a substitute appearance in Kosovo’s draw with Moldova, before starting the defeat against Greece.

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