- Leicester City's Patson Daka featured in Zambia's 4-2 loss in Israel on Thursday evening
- Midfielder Wilfred Ndidi also appeared for Nigeria in a 4-0 reverse in Portugal
- Çağlar Söyüncü's Turkey will entertain Czech Republic on Saturday
Daka played the full 90 minutes for Chipolopolo as they suffered a 4-2 away defeat by Israel at HaMoshava Stadium. Tai Baribo and Dean David put the home side into a two-goal lead, before a stirring comeback from Zambia which included goals from Kings Kangwa and Larry Bwalya.
Patson Daka earned his 32nd cap for Zambia on Thursday evening. Credit: @FAZFootball.
An Emmanuel Banda own goal and Itamar Shviro's late strike, though, consigned Daka and his international colleagues to defeat. It was a similarly disappointing night for Ndidi and Nigeria too, as the Super Eagles fell to a 4-0 loss to Portugal at José Alvalade Stadium in Lisbon.
A first-half brace from Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes got the UEFA EURO 2016 winners up and running, while Gonçalo Ramos and João Mário also found the net later on. Youngster Reece Evans, meanwhile, was a 58th-minute substitute as Northern Ireland U18 lost 2-0 to Austria U18s.
Wilfred Ndidi in action for Nigeria against Portugal. Credit: @NGSuperEagles.
Coming up, on Friday, Youri Tielemans, Timothy Castagne & Wout Faes could feature for FIFA World Cup-bound Belgium in a friendly against Egypt (3pm kick-off), as Liam McAlinney and Republic of Ireland U18s tackle Denmark U18s (4:30pm kick-off).
The pre-Qatar 2022 international friendly action concludes on Saturday night as Çağlar Söyüncü's Turkey host Czech Republic (5pm kick-off).
All times GMT.
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