Rounding up the international action


Four Charlton players represented their respective nations during the recent international break.

Terell Thomas captained Saint Lucia to consecutive wins in both of his side’s CONCACAF Nations League matches.

Stern John’s men recorded a 5-1 triumph against Sint Maarten on Thursday before running out 2-0 victors against Saint Kitts and Nevis on Monday.

Those results mean Saint Lucia sit top of CONCACAF Nations League B Group A, above Guadeloupe, who have also won two games out of two, on goal difference.

James Abankwah, who joined the Addicks on a season-long loan from Italian top-flight side Udinese on deadline day, was an unused substitute in the Republic of Ireland U21s’ dramatic 3-2 success against Turkey on Friday.

The 19-year-old then played the full 90 minutes against San Marino U21s on Tuesday, helping his side keep a clean sheet in a 3-0 win in Cork.

Ireland’s 100% percent start to their U21 UEFA European qualifying campaign leaves them second in Group A, beneath Norway on goal difference.

Meanwhile, having received his inaugural senior call-up, goalkeeper Ashley Maynard-Brewer was an unused substitute in Australia’s 2-2 draw with Mexico at the AT&T Stadium in Texas on Sunday.

Fellow Australian Matt Dench was part of a successful U23s camp with the Olyroos.

Tony Vidmar’s side claimed a resounding 7-1 victory over Laos on Wednesday before booking their place at the 2024 AFC U23 Asian Cup with a 1-1 draw with Tajikistan on Tuesday.


(Photo: Ireland Football)

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