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Evans, Tielemans & Thomas In International Action

Jonny Evans, Youri Tielemans and Luke Thomas were the latest Leicester City stars to feature on the international stage on Saturday.
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- Jonny Evans featured in Northern Ireland's 0-0 draw with the Netherlands in UEFA European Championships qualifying 
- Northern Ireland are currently third in Group C, three points behind Holland, who have a strong goal advantage
- Youri Tielemans was a second-half substitute as Belgium beat Russia 4-1 to seal top spot in Group I
- Young left-back Luke Thomas also started a 5-0 win for England's Under-19s against North Macedonia

Evans, a Premier League ever-present for the Foxes so far in the 2019/20 season, played a hand in Northern Ireland's clean sheet during a 0-0 draw with the Netherlands at Windsor Park.

Northern Ireland, guaranteed a place in the UEFA European Championships qualifying play-offs, are three points behind Holland in Group C, while Germany are another two ahead.

The chance to seal a win which would have kept their automatic hopes alive saw Steven Davis blast a first-half penalty over the bar, although the visitors dominated for large spells in Belfast. 

However, the second-placed Dutch have a vastly superior goal difference of +12, compared to Northern Ireland's +1, with Michael O'Neill's men set to face leaders Germany away on Tuesday (7:45pm kick-off).

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Youri Tielemans
Youri Tielemans

Youri Tielemans in training ahead of Saturday evening's fixture against Russia.

Elsewhere, Tielemans, who has started every City fixture this season, was brought on in the 52nd minute as Belgium beat Russia 4-1 in Saint Petersburg, a ninth consecutive win in qualifying. 

Thorgan Hazard got the Red Devils off to a flier at Gazprom Arena before brother Eden Hazard added a brace before half-time, while Tielemans was introduced with 38 minutes still to play.

Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku, meanwhile, added a fourth for the side ranked first in the FIFA World Rankings, before Georgi Dzhikiya narrowed the arrears late on for Russia.

It means Belgium, who have a 100 per cent record, secure top spot in Group I with 27 points from nine games, eight more than Russia in second and 15 above third-place Scotland.

Dennis Praet, on the other hand, was unused on the bench. On Tuesday, the 2018 World Cup third-place play-off winners host Cyprus at King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels (7:45pm kick-off).

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Luke Thomas
Luke Thomas

Luke Thomas in action against Greece Under-19s earlier this year. Credit: The FA.

Earlier, Academy graduate Luke Thomas, an enterprising left-back who plays for the Club's Development Squad, also starred for England's Under-19s in a 5-0 win over North Macedonia. 

Goals from Tommy Doyle, Anthony Gordon and Bukayo Saka, including a brace from James Garner, sent the Young Lions top of Group 11 in U19 European Championships qualifying.

On Tuesday afternoon, they face Bosnia & Herzegovina Under-19s, who have four points from two games, at Gjorche Petrov Stadium in their third qualifier (12pm kick-off).

Stay tuned to over the coming days for regular updates on how the Club's international representatives fare for their respective nations.

All times GMT.

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