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A blow for Fabian Schar on Saturday night

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Fabian Schar was in international duty on Saturday night.

A late blow for the Newcastle defender and his Switzerland teammates as an 84th minute Poulsen goal won the match for Denmark. Schar playing the full 90 minutes of the away Euro qualifier defeat.

Switzerland are now four points behind joint leaders Denmark and Ireland, with a crunch game on Tuesday night when the Swiss host the Irish – only three (Switzerland) and two games (Denmark and Ireland) left respectively in the group.

Elsewhere, Sweden easily won 4-0 away in Malta but Newcastle’s Emil Krafth watched on from the bench.

This win leaves the Swedes second in the group, five points behind Spain and one ahead of Romania, with three group games remaining.

Today (Sunday) sees three Newcastle players potentially with games.

NUFC Under 23s midfielder Mo Sangare has an African Nations Cup qualifier against Chad, whilst Slovakia play Paraguay in a friendly. It looked as though Martin Dubravka would be facing Miguel Almiron but not sure what Almiron’s status will be for this game having been sent off in that friendly defeat to Serbia on Thursday.

Wednesday 9 October

Liberia 1 Chad 0 – ANC Qualifier (Mo Sangare)

Making his fifth international appearance, the NUFC midfielder played the first 56 minutes of the win.

Thursday 10 October

Serbia 1 Paraguay 0 – Friendly (Miguel Almiron)

Not a great night for Miguel Almiron, booked in the 43rd minute he got a second yellow in the 54th minute which added up to a red.

Then to make matters worse, former NUFC striker scored Serbia’s winner in the last minute.

Slovakia 1 Wales 1 – EC Qualifier (Martin Dubravka)

Martin Dubravka was beaten in the 25th minute by Kieffer Moore but Slovakia equalised in the 53rd minute through Kucka. Dubravka’s  team then dominating but unable to find a winner.

With two group games left to play, Slovakia are three points behind leaders Croatia and a point ahead of third placed Hungary.

Friday 11 October

USA 7 Cuba 0 – CONCACAF Nations League (DeAndre Yedlin)

DeAndre Yedlin sat out this seven goal thrashing, the NUFC defender watching on as USMNT raced into a 6-0 lead at half-time, before easing off after the break.

Saturday 12 October

Malta 0 Sweden 4 – EC Qualifier (Emil Krafth)

As usual, an unused sub for the 90 minutes.

This easy win leaves the Swedes in second, five points behind Spain and one ahead of Romania, with three group games remaining.

Denmark 1 Switzerland 0 – EC Qualifier (Fabian Schar)

A blow for Switzerland and the NUFC defender who played the full 90 minutes, an 84th minute Poulsen goal winning the match.

Switzerland now four points behind joint leaders Denmark and Ireland, with a crunch game on Tuesday night when the Swiss host the Irish – only three and two games left respectively in the group.

Sunday 13 October 

Chad v Liberia – ANC Qualifier (Mo Sangare)

Slovakia v Paraguay – Friendly (Miguel Almiron and Martin Dubravka)

Tuesday 15 October

Sweden v Spain – EC Qualifier (Emil Krafth)

Switzerland v Republic of Ireland – EC Qualifier (Fabian Schar)

Canada v USA – CONCACAF Nations League (DeAndre Yedlin)

Thursday 17 October

Burkina Faso v Ghana – ANC Qualifier (Christian Atsu)

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