Kasper Schmeichel

World Cup Action For Six Foxes In First Round Of Group Stage Fixtures

Six Leicester City players featured for their countries in the first round of group stage fixtures at the FIFA World Cup.
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- Six Leicester City players feature for their countries in the first round of group stage fixtures at the FIFA World Cup
- Wilfred Ndidi starts for Nigeria, while Ahmed Musa and Kelechi Iheanacho are second half substitutes
- Kasper Schmeichel makes his first start for Denmark in an international tournament, pulling off some fine saves to help secure a 1-0 win over Peru
- Harry Maguire sets up England’s late winner against Tunisia
- Shinji Okazaki comes off the bench to help Japan to a 2-1 victory over Colombia

Kasper Schmeichel made his first start for Denmark in an international tournament on Saturday, pulling off some fine saves to help secure a 1-0 win over Peru.

The result means the Foxes goalkeeper has gone 534 minutes without conceding a goal for his country.

Wilfred Ndidi started for Nigeria in their 2-0 defeat by Croatia on Saturday night.

The 21-year-old, who missed Leicester’s final three Premier League matches after picking up a hamstring injury, managed a full game, while Ahmed Musa and Kelechi Iheanacho were second half substitutes.

Adrien Silva and City’s first summer signing Ricardo Pereira remained on the bench for Portugal in their 3-3 draw with Spain on Friday.

Cristiano Ronaldo got a hat-trick, while Diego Costa netted twice for Spain and Nacho once.

Harry Maguire became the first Leicester City player to represent England at a World Cup since 1966, when he started against Tunisia on Monday night.

The City defender set up Harry Kane’s late winner to secure a 2-1 victory, while Jamie Vardy and Yohan Benalouane were unused substitutes for their respective countries.

Finally, City striker Shinji Okazaki came off the bench to help Japan to a 2-1 victory over Colombia.

Japan were awarded a penalty after two minutes, while Colombia saw a player sent off.

Upcoming fixtures

Wednesday 20 June PORTUGAL vs. Morocco | Group B | Moscow | 1pm | Adrien Silva and Ricardo Pereira

Thursday 21 June DENMARK vs. Australia | Group C | Samara | 1pm | Kasper Schmeichel

Friday 22 June NIGERIA vs. Iceland | Group D | Volgograd | 4pm | Wilfred Ndidi, Kelechi Iheanacho and Ahmed Musa

Saturday 23 June Belgium vs. TUNISIA | Group G | Moscow | 1pm | Yohan Benalouane

Sunday 24 June ENGLAND vs. Panama | Group G | Nizhny Novgorod | 1pm | Jamie Vardy and Harry Maguire

JAPAN vs. Senegal | Group H |Yekaterinburg | 4pm | Shinji Okazaki 

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