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International break review: Twelve Canaries in action

11 September 2019

Rocky Bushiri’s cameo in Belgium Under-21s 0-0 draw with Bosnia & Herzegovina U21s on Tuesday night wrapped up six days of 12 Norwich City players representing their countries over the break.

Teemu Pukki was the City player to feature most heavily, playing 175 minutes and scoring two penalties in Finland’s UEFA Euro 2020 qualifiers against Greece and Italy.

Max Aarons is next up, having played 170 minutes of England U21s UEFA Euro 2021 qualifiers against Turkey U21s and Kosovo U21s, while Kenny McLean featured in 130 minutes of Scotland’s Euro 2020 qualifying games.

Ben Godfrey played 99 minutes across England U21s’ double header, leading the Three Lions out as captain in their 2-0 win over Kosovo U21s.

Jamal Lewis (pictured) played 90 minutes of Northern Ireland’s Euro 2020 qualifier 2-0 defeat to Germany, and academy goalkeeper Archie Mair did the same for Scotland Under-19s in their 3-2 friendly defeat to Japan U19s.

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Adam Idah was used in both of Republic of Ireland U21s’ 1-0 win over Armenia U21s and 3-1 victory away to Sweden U21s, playing a cumulative 73 minutes.

60 minutes were played by Daniel Adshead, who also scored the equalising goal in England U19s 3-1 friendly win over Greece U19s, while Aidan Fitzpatrick also enjoyed an hour of football in Scotland U19s 1-1 friendly draw with Japan U19s.

Todd Cantwell was used sparingly over the break but did make his international debut for England U21s in their game against Kosovo U21s, playing the final 29 minutes.

Michael McGovern came on as a substitute for the final 23 minutes of Northern Ireland’s 1-0 friendly win over Luxembourg, replacing Bailey Peacock-Farrell in goal and holding onto the clean sheet.

Finally, Rocky Bushiri was introduced for the final ten minutes of Belgium U21s 0-0 draw with Bosnia & Herzegovina U21s.

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