Harry Maguire

Shootout Success For Maguire & England In Nations League

Leicester City defender Harry Maguire converted his spot kick as England beat Switzerland 6-5 on penalties in the UEFA Nations League Third-Place Play-Off on Sunday.
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- Harry Maguire scores from the spot as England defeat Switzerland 6-5 on penalties
- The Three Lions and Switzerland drew 0-0 after 120 minutes in Guimarães
- England secure third place in the UEFA Nations League
- Sidnei Tavares features for Portugal Under-18s in their 3-0 win over Japan Under-18s

The Three Lions played out a 0-0 draw with Switzerland at Estádio D. Afonso Henriques, despite having several chances to secure victory throughout 120 minutes of action.

A dominant presence at the heart of the Three Lions’ defence, it was Maguire’s commanding run that lead to AFC Bournemouth's Callum Wilson finding the back of the net - only for his strike to be ruled out following a VAR check.

With the scores level after two hours of football, it was the Foxes centre-back who stepped up first and confidently converted his spot-kick to the left of Swiss goalkeeper Yann Sommer.

Five more successful England penalties followed, before Everton stopper Jordan Pickford denied Josip Drmić from 12 yards to clinch third place for the Three Lions.

Ben Chilwell was an unused substitute for Gareth Southgate's side, who next play in September against Bulgaria in UEFA EURO 2020 qualifying.

Academy youngster Sidnei Tavares, meanwhile, came off the bench to play half an hour in Portugal Under-18s' friendly victory over Japan Under-18s.

A first-half brace from Benfica’s Jair Tavares and Schurrle’s opener handed Tavares’ nation, who next face Norway Under-18s on Tuesday, a 3-0 triumph.

The next City star who could be in action for his country is Kasper Schmeichel, whose Denmark side take on Georgia in UEFA EURO 2020 qualifying in Copenhagen on Monday (7:45pm BST kick-off).

Further updates of the Club's internationals can be found on LCFC.com and City's social media accounts over the coming weeks.




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