Thomas Stockting·13 June 2022
Thomas Stockting·13 June 2022
There was plenty of international football going on this weekend and there was much entertainment to soak in.
Here’s what you may have missed.
Switzerland have taken the lead for the first time in the 2022/23 Nations League. A goal after 55 seconds from Haris Seferovic. 🤯
Officially clocking in at 57 seconds, Seferovic’s goal is the quickest in the Nations League’s history.
England have gone three consecutive games without a win for the first time since September 2018. ◉ 0-1 vs. Hungary ◉ 1-1 vs. Germany ◉ 0-0 vs. Italy And the only goal they scored was a Harry Kane penalty. 😬
With the World Cup’s shadow looming, Gareth Southgate still has his work cut out for him.
5 - Kylian Mbappé has been involved in 5 goals in his last 5 games coming off the bench for France (3 goals, 2 assists). Fireman. #AUTFRA
Despite all their attacking talent, it’s still Kylian Mbappé (even off the bench) who stands above the rest.
The Dutch national side are warming up in the kits of their first amateur club today because its National Football Day in the Netherlands ❤️⚽️
A touching tribute by the Dutch national team, although you have to wonder how hard it was to find these jerseys…
1 - Wales have only lost one of their last 21 home games in all competitions (W13 D7), and following their loss to Netherlands earlier this week, haven’t suffered back-to-back home defeats since November 2018. Spirited.
Resolute home performances, and a little magic from their top players, has Wales flying in this World Cup year.
Matty Cash has scored his first ever goal for Poland in his sixth cap for the national side. Already off the mark.⚽
Although Poland couldn’t hold out for a historic win, Saturday’s game is one Matty Cash is sure to remember forever.
11 - Tonight vs England, Federico #Gatti is the Italy player with the most: Duels (11) Clearances (4) Fouls won (4) Interceptions (2) Debut. #EnglandItaly #EngIta
Giorgio Chiellini has hung up his Italian boots – although, in Federico Gatti, there seems to be a good replacement for club and country.
14 – Jamal Musiala (19 years and 105 days old) is making his 14th appearance for the Germany today, with no player earning more caps before turning 20 in the in the German National Team’s history (Mario Götze also 14). Gem. #HUNGER
Could Jamal Musiala be gunning for Lothar Matthäus’ record 150 appearances for Germany?
Alphonso Davies made his first return to British Columbia, Canada, since leaving for Bayern and bagged a brace in the process.
It may be the off-season, but he’s still scoring; Premier League defenders beware.
Big night for Marcelo Flores, who made his competitive Mexico debut as a late sub against Suriname (3-0 win) 👏 Unfortunately he had a penalty saved and had to be consoled by team-mates, but the fact an 18-year-old was even allowed to take it, shows the big impact he has made.
Arsenal teenager Marcelo Flores rode an emotional rollercoaster for Mexico on Saturday night, coming off the bench against Suriname to make his first competitive senior international appearance only to fluff a spot kick minutes later.