Harry Souttar

Souttar's Australia Soar To Ecuador Victory

Harry Souttar was one of seven Leicester City players to represent their countries across Friday's internationals.
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- Harry Souttar plays for Australia, who overcome Ecuador 3-1 in a friendly 
- Starts for Wout Faes and Timothy Castagne in Belgium's EURO qualifier 
- Papy Mendy helps Senegal to victory over Mozambique in AFCON qualifying
- Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho both start Nigeria's loss to Guinea-Bissau
- Development Squad midfielder Zach Booth involved as USA U19s defeat Argentina 

There was a 3-1 win for Australia at CommBank Stadium in Sydney on Friday morning, with Foxes centre-back Souttar playing 90 minutes of the international friendly against Ecuador.

Jackson Irvine gave the Socceroos an early lead, though Félix Torres equalised for the visitors. Awer Mabil restored the advantage ahead of the interval and a late strike from Garang Kuol ensured it would be the home side who claimed victory. 

The two sides face off again in Melbourne on Tuesday (9:30am kick-off), with Souttar in line to win his 16th national team cap at Marvel Stadium.

Timothy Castagne and Wout Faes were in from the off for Belgium's trip to Sweden as their UEFA EURO 2024 qualifying began with a resounding 3-0 success at Friends Arena in Stockholm.

Romelu Lukaku's quick-fire double either side of half-time moved Domenico Tedesco's side into a commanding position and the Inter Milan striker completed his hat-trick seven minutes from time. 

Dennis Praet, an unused substitute for the clash, may be involved in Tuesday night's friendly against tournament hosts Germany, with a 7:45pm kick-off set at Rhein Energie Stadion in Köln.

Papy Mendy started Senegal's emphatic 5-1 triumph over Mozambique in Africa Cup of Nations qualifying to maintain a 100 per cent Group L record for the Lions of Teranga. 

Youssouf Sabaly, Sadio Mané, Iliman Ndiaye and Boulaye Dia all added their names to the scoresheet during a thrilling first half at Stade Me Abdoulaye Wade.

Gildo Vilanculos pulled a goal back before Habib Diallo wrapped up a comfortable victory in the final minute of normal time. 

Mendy played 64 minutes, being replaced by Pathé Ciss. City's central midfielder is in contention for another outing for his country in the return fixture against Mozambique on Tuesday (5pm kick-off). 

Elsewhere in AFCON qualifiers, Wilfred Ndidi captained Nigeria, with Kelechi Iheanacho also among the starters, as the Super Eagles narrowly lost out to Guinea-Bissau in their third group match at Abuja National Stadium.

Trailing 1-0 courtesy of Mama Baldé's first-half effort, Iheanacho was replaced by Paul Onuachu at the interval, with Ndidi also making way for Frank Onyeka in the 68th minute of the contest. 

Dropping to second in Group A following their first defeat of the campaign, Nigeria can return to top spot should they beat Guinea-Bissau in Monday's 4pm kick-off at Estádio Nacional 24 de Setembro. 

Development Squad midfielder Zach Booth triumphed during his outing for USA Under-19s, who defeated Argentina Under-19s 3-1 in a friendly on Friday afternoon. Sergio Oregel opened the scoring in South America, ahead of Korede Osundina doubling their lead on 30 minutes.

Rodrigo Neri netted a third just before the hour mark to seal a comfortable victory for The Stars and Stripes, who face Racing Club de Avellaneda in a 1pm kick-off on Monday, when Booth will be hoping to make another national team start. 

Six more Foxes could earn international minutes tomorrow, including England Under-21s' Luke Thomas as the Young Lions face France at King Power Stadium. LCFC.com will have all the details across Saturday's action.

All times BST.




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