Patson Daka

Daka & Ndidi Among Foxes In Action

Wilfred Ndidi skippered his nation in their draw with South Africa, while Patson Daka featured for Zambia as part of FIFA World Cup qualifying.
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- There was 90 minutes for Wilfred Ndidi during Nigeria's 1-1 draw with South Africa
- Patson Daka also started in FIFA World Cup qualifying for Zambia, who lost out to Morocco
- Will Alves and Ben Nelson started for England Under-20s, while Sammy Braybrooke also featured

International action continued on Friday, with five Leicester City players making appearances across the globe. In Nigeria, Ndidi started in midfield for the Super Eagles, playing throughout a 1-1 stalemate at Godswill Akpabio International Stadium. 

The visitors took the lead through Themba Zwane, before Fisayo Dele-Bashiru levelled just after the break, earning a point in the battle to qualify for the 2026 tournament. Nigeria now lie fifth in Group C, on three points from their three matches. 

In Group E, meanwhile, Foxes forward Daka played 90 minutes for the Copper Bullets but could not prevent a 2-1 defeat to Morocco at Stade d'Agadir. Hakim Ziyech's penalty had the hosts up and running inside six minutes and Eliesse Ben Seghir doubled the advantage. 

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Patson Daka
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Battling former Wolves midfielder Romain Saiss.

Zambia's Edward Chilufya pulled a goal back but it proved to be a mere consolation. Avram Grant's side remain in a strong position, however, sitting second on three points.

Elsewhere, Will Alves found the net for England's Elite League Squad in their 2-1 victory over Sweden Under-20s. The Academy graduate broke the deadlock for the Young Lions after 12 minutes, in a starting XI which also included Ben Nelson at centre-back. 

Sammy Braybrooke entered the fray following the interval, before Dane Scarlett struck a second on the hour-mark. Deniz Gül prevented a clean sheet in the closing stages, but the friendly success went England's way.

On Saturday, Wout Faes could feature for Belgium against Luxembourg, with Jannik VestergaardMads Hermansen and Victor Kristiansen in contention as Denmark face Norway. 

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