We look back at the past week of international football and see how the four players away with their home nations faired for their countries.
Vilken känsla, svårt att ta in men en dröm att få göra debut i landslaget. Tack till alla som varit med på vägen, mot nya mål💪🔥🇸🇪 pic.twitter.com/kjRRVpemSi— Viktor Gyökeres (@viktor_gyokeres) October 9, 2021
The City striker featured in both of Sweden’s victories during the international break, as they climbed to top of Group B in their World Cup qualification.
Sweden resumed their campaign against Kosovo on Saturday, securing a 3-0 victory in which Viktor was brought on in the 91st minute to earn his 3rd cap for his country.
Gyokeres got more minutes in a 2-0 win over Greece on Tuesday night, as he was welcomed into the game in the 87th minute, featuring in the final 8 minutes of the game.
Sweden jump above Spain in Group B and with only two games remaining they have opened up a two-point gap as they look to secure their place in Qatar next year.
Take the point tonight, Tuesday another Challange 🙏🏾🦁 pic.twitter.com/K4YcKq1Ews— Ian Maatsen (@maatsen_ian) October 8, 2021
The Sky Blues loanee secured a full 90 minutes under his belt last weekend, as Netherlands Under-21s enjoyed an unbeaten week in their Under-21s European Championship qualification group.
Maatsen played the full game as the Netherlands drew 2-2 with group leaders Switzerland last weekend.
The 20-year-old as then an unused substitute for the midweek 5-0 victory over Wales, as the Netherlands go three points behind the Swiss with seven games remaining in Group 5.
The 17-year-old continues his rise following his City debut, as he added another cap to his international career with Wales Under-19s.
Howley didn’t feature in the first and final fixture for the Welsh during their Under-19s European Championship qualification group against Georgia and Kosovo.
However, the midfielder started in Wales 5-0 defeat to Norway sandwiched inbetween the other two fixtures.
Howley played 56 minutes in the game, before being replaced, as Wales end the week two points behind Norway who sit in second place in Group 10.
Disappointed…however an absolute honour to make my competitive debut for the 21’s tonight🏴 https://t.co/tuETpRDhw1— Jack Burroughs (@_jackburroughs) October 7, 2021
Currently out on loan with Ross County, Burroughs enjoyed a proud moment as he made his competitive debut for Scotland’s Under-21s.
Burroughs started and played the full game as Scotland slipped to a narrow 1-0 defeat at home to Denmark in Group 9 of their Under-21 European Championship qualification.
The defeat leaves Scotland sat in 4th place having played two games, but with six games still to go, they are currently five points off a qualification spot.