No championship games this weekend can mean only one thing: International football.
Love it or hate it, it’s always exciting to see Leeds players in a different context, strutting their stuff for their home nations. A handful of players were selected for a range of countries in both youth and senior sides, let’s take a look at those that featured last night:
Ezgjan Alioski: Alioski played in a 1-1 draw for his North Macedonia against Israel. A good result for them. An established international, Gjanni played as a left-wing back in a back five. He provided the assist via a free kick for his country’s equaliser. Ademi was on hand to nod home a luxurious cross. Shown below.
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Alfie McCalmont: Made his senior debut for Northern Ireland, coming on as a substitue in the 60th minute. The home nation secured a 1-0 over Luxembourg. This was just a friendly however, with a much bigger Euro qualifying game at home to Germany on Monday. As ever, Alfie had a neat and tidy game playing in a central defensive midfield role.
Jack Clarke: Clarke made his youth debut for England, coming on in the 66th minute for England U20s as they played out a 0-0 draw with the Netherlands. Jamie Shackleton did not feature in this game, though has made his debut for the Young Lions in the past. Eyes will turn to Monday when they travel to Switzerland.