Blues Enjoy International Success

Friday proved a successful day for Everton’s international contingent as plenty of Blues were in action for their respective countries.

There were wins from Maarten Stekelenburg and Holland, plus the Toffees’ Belgian duo Romelu Lukaku and Kevin Mirallas.

Blues striker Lukaku netted goal number four as the Red Devils thumped Bosnia and Herzegovina 4-0 in their World Cup qualifier, his 20th for Belgium. Mirallas, meanwhile, made a late cameo as a second half substitute in the Group H clash.


Everton keeper Stekelenburg played the full 90 minutes as he helped Netherlands to a comfortable 4-1 success over Belarus in World Cup qualifying Group A.

It was the Dutchman's 55th international cap - and his first in almost four years.


There was also success for England Under-20s, who defeated Germany 3-1 thanks to a brace from Dominic Calvert-Lewin - the forward marking his first Three Lions start with his maiden international goals. 

Under-23s teammates Jonjoe Kenny and Callum Connolly both also played the full contest in Huddersfield.

Meanwhile, there was another Blue finding the net for the first time for his country as Courtney Duffus' neat left-footed finish provided the opener for Ireland Under-21s against Serbia.

Unfortunately their opponents would recover to triumph 3-1. Duffus was withdrawn on 79 minutes while midfielder Harry Charsley featured througout, in game that came too late in the qualifying phase to offer the Irish any hope of reaching next summer's European Championship finals.

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