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Great news for Newcastle and Scotland as Ryan Fraser impresses in 2-2 draw with Holland

2 months ago
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After 11 weeks without any football, Ryan Fraser returned from injury and back to full fitness when appearing for Scotland on Wednesday night.

Last seen in the 3-0 Newcastle United defeat at Brighton in March, the NUFC winger was a second half sub against Holland in this pre-Euro 2020 friendly.

Ryan Fraser coming on after 62 minutes, Scotland drawing 1-1 when he was introduced and then swiftly taking the lead after he stepped onto the pitch, Holland only grabbing a draw with an 89th minute goal.

A lot of encouragement for Steve Clarke as Scotland limited the Dutch to only three shots on target, whilst Ryan Fraser and his teammates regularly pressed Holland at the other end of the pitch.

Listed below are all the summer confirmed matches potentially involving Newcastle United players, with all the pre tournament friendlies and then the Euro 2020 group matches. Whilst for Miguel Almiron, it is a couple of World Cup qualifiers, before then the Copa America tournament now set to take place in Brazil after it was taken off Argentina, due to rising virus cases.

PRE-EURO 2020 FINALS FRIENDLIES (Apart from Miguel Almiron with World Cup qualifiers)

Saturday 29 May

Sweden 2 Finland 0

A rare 90 minutes for his country, as Emil Krafth shook off an ankle injury picked up in training, to play the full game in the 2-0 win.

Sunday 30 May

Switzerland 2 USA 1

Fabian Schar played full 90 minutes of first team football for first time in almost four months. Former NUFC defender DeAndre Yedlin called into USA squad for first time in 18 months and played final 10 minutes as a sub.

Tuesday 1 June

Slovakia 1 Bulgaria 1

Martin Dubravka an unused sub.

Wednesday 2 June

Holland 2 Scotland 2

Good news for Newcastle and Scotland as Ryan Fraser was back from injury, playing his first football since starting the 3-0 NUFC defeat at Brighton in March.

Fraser playing a full part after coming on in the 62nd minute when Scotland were drawing 1-1, the Scots then quickly making it 2-1 with Holland only grabbing a draw thanks to an 89th minute goal.

Thursday 3 June

Uruguay v Paraguay (Miguel Almiron – World Cup qualifier)

Switzerland v Liechenstein (Fabian Schar)

Saturday 5 June

Sweden v Armenia (Emil Krafth)

Sunday 6 June

Slovakia v Austria (Martin Dubravka)

Scotland v Luxembourg (Ryan Fraser)

Wednesday 9 June

Paraguay v Brazil (Miguel Almiron – World Cup qualifier)

EURO 2020 FINALS and COPA AMERICA (Miguel Almiron)

Saturday 12 June

Switzerland v Wales (Fabian Schar)

Monday 14  June

Scotland v Czech Republic (Ryan Fraser)

Slovakia v Poland (Martin Dubravka)

Sweden v Spain (Emil Krafth)

Paraguay v Bolivia (Miguel Almiron – Copa America)

Wednesday 16 June

Switzerland v Italy (Fabian Schar)

Friday 18 June

Scotland v England (Ryan Fraser)

Slovakia v Sweden (Martin Dubravka and Emil Krafth)

Sunday 20 June

Switzerland v Turkey (Fabian Schar)

Monday 21 June

Paraguay v Argentina (Miguel Almiron – Copa America)

Tuesday 22 June

Scotland v Croatia (Ryan Fraser)

Wednesday 23 June

Slovakia v Spain (Martin Dubravka)

Sweden v Poland (Emil Krafth)

Thursday 24 June

Paraguay v Chile (Miguel Almiron – Copa America)

Sunday 27 June

Paraguay v Uruguay (Miguel Almiron – Copa America)

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