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DAILY INTERNATIONAL ROUND-UP: TUESDAY

29 March 2016

Friendly action for City's European representatives

WES Hoolahan played just over 70 minutes to be named Man of the Match as the Republic of Ireland continued their Euro 2016 preparations with a 2-2 draw against Slovakia in Dublin on Tuesday evening.

The home side went behind to Miroslav Stoch's early effort, but responded with two penalties in as many minutes which Shane Long and James McClean converted.

However, Slovakia levelled just before the break when Peter Pekarik's cross deflected off Paul McShane and beyond goalkeeper Darren Randolph - who had earlier replaced Rob Elliot following an injury to the Newcastle United stopper.

The interval marked the introduction of Robbie Brady, but no further goals were scored by either side following a lively opening period.

Another City player set to feature at this summer's tournament is Martin Olsson, who provided the assist for Marcus Berg to open the scoring for Sweden in their 1-1 draw against the Czech Republic.

The City left-back completed the full match for the hosts to be named Man of the Match, with Berg's strike cancelled out by Matej Vydra to ensure a share of the spoils.

Elsewhere, Timm Klose came on as a half-time substitute for Switzerland during their 2-0 defeat at home to Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Klose entered the field with his side already trailing to Edin Dzeko's 14th minute goal, and went close to finding an equaliser himself before Miralem Pjanic's free-kick doubled Bosnia's advantage.

Back in Britain, Steven Whittaker played the full match of Scotland's 1-0 friendly victory over Denmark at Hampden.

Matt Ritchie's eighth minute goal proved enough to settle the contest, with Whittaker helping the Tartan Army keep a clean sheet against the nation managed by former City player, Age Hareide.

Finally, Sebastien Bassong missed out on the matchday squad for Cameroon's 2017 African Cup of Nations qualifier with South Africa, with the game ending 0-0.

For our full internationals rundown, click HERE.



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