INTERNATIONAL ADDICKS | Washington finds the scoresheet while Ghandour earns Lebanon debut

Conor Washington found the scoresheet for Northern Ireland while Hady Ghandour earned his Lebanon debut during what was a busy period for Charlton’s internationals.

The Addicks striker assisted Daniel Ballard for Northern Ireland’s opener with 20 minutes on the clock, before bagging a goal of his own from the penalty spot as Ian Baraclough’s side recorded a 4-1 win in Lithuania. 

Having been an unused substitute in a friendly against Estonia, Washington then helped his country to a precious point against Switzerland at Windsor Park following a goalless stalemate in their fourth World Cup qualifier.

Ghandour, meanwhile, replaced Waleed Shour on 85 minutes during Lebanon’s 1-0 reverse against South Korea in Suwon to earn his senior debut, having previously represented his country at under-16 and under-19 level.

Chris Gunter added to his record haul of caps for Wales with two starts in Rob Page’s side’s World Cup qualifiers as the Dragons enjoyed a dramatic 3-2 triumph over Belarus, before being held to a 0-0 draw against Estonia in Cardiff.

Elsewhere in Europe, new signing Harry Arter was an unused substitute in the Republic of Ireland’s outings against Portugal and Serbia respectively.

Academy striker Ryan Viggars started two of Wales U19s’ three friendlies in Croatia as the Dragons lost 2-0 against hosts Croatia, followed by a 2-2 draw with Turkey, with a second-half substitute appearance in a 3-2 reverse against Austria falling in between.

Fellow academy prospect Euan Williams started for Northern Ireland U19s in the first of their two friendlies against the Faroe Islands as they ran out 1-0 victors, before being introduced on the hour mark in the second friendly - another 1-0 triumph.

Meanwhile, academy goalkeeper James Beadle was an unused substitute in England U18s' 1-1 draw against Wales in Newport.

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