Mixed fortunes for international Swans

21st November 2018
First team

Martin Olsson helped Sweden to victory in their crunch Nations League game against Russia on Tuesday.

The Swansea City star started on the left of midfield for his country, and played 71 minutes as the Swedes claimed a 2-0 victory which sees them promoted to League A.

Liberty colleague Kristoffer Nordfeldt was an unused substitute in the game.

There was disappointment for Wales as they lost 1-0 in a friendly in Albania, but it was a memorable night for Daniel James as the 21-year-old claimed his first senior cap.

James played for 56 minutes before being replaced by Ben Woodburn, while Swans colleague Connor Roberts got another 78 minutes of international football under his belt before he was substituted.

Oli McBurnie was an unused substitute for the second time during the international break as Scotland made it back-to-back wins.

They claimed a 3-2 home success against Israel which meant they finished top of their Nations League group.

On-loan Swans defender Cameron Carter-Vickers played 90 minutes for the USA as they were beaten by a last-gasp Italy goal in a friendly in Belgium.

Jefferson Montero, meantime, did not feature in Ecuador’s 2-1 friendly win over Panama.

There was joy for Swans youngsters Brandon Cooper and Ben Cabango.

Cooper played the full game and Cabango played for 68 minutes as Wales Under-19s followed up their victory over Sweden with a 2-0 triumph against San Marino.

Cooper captained Paul Bodin’s side as they secured a win which secured progress to the Uefa Elite round for the first time since 2013-14.