Fede Valverde and Francis on the bench for Uruguay and Nigeria today

10/11/2017 23:25

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Today, Fede Valverde with Uruguay and Fabrilista Francis with Nigeria, began and finished both their matches on the bench.

Tomorrow, Celso Borges will play against Spain in Malaga (9:30 pm).

Fede Valverde on the bench against Poland

Just like Celso Borges, Fede Valverde did not have to travel far during the international break, as Uruguay, who has already qualified for the World Cup, will play both their friendly matches in Europe.

The first one was today, against Poland in Gdansk. Fede Valverde was a substitute and did not get to play the friendly which ended 0-0.

The second match against Austria, at the Ernst Happel stadium in Vienna, will take place on Tuesday, 14 November, at 8:45 pm.

Francis on the bench for Nigeria

Francis Uzoho, the young goalkeeper who debuted recently in an official match wearing RC Deportivo’s shirt, has been called for the first time by Nigeria, for the last 2018 World Cup qualifying match.

Nigeria, who have already qualified for the World Cup, closed the qualifying round today against Algeria at the Chahid Hamlaoui Stadium in Constantine (Algeria). The match ended 1-1, with Francis on the bench.

On Tuesday 14 November they will play a friendly against Argentina at the Krasnodar Stadium, in Krasnodar (Russia).

Spain will be Celso Borges’ rival tomorrow

Celso Borges and his national team, Costa Rica, who have also qualified for the World Cup, will play two friendlies in Europe.

The first friendly will be against Spain tomorrow, at Malaga’s Estadio de La Rosaleda (9:30 pm).

And on Tuesday 14 November, the Ticos will visit Hungary in Budapest (8:15 pm, local time).

Schär’s Switzerland won in Northern Ireland

Deportivista Fabian Schär and his national team, Switzerland, will face Northern Ireland this month in the play-offs for a place in the 2018 Russia World Cup.

The first leg took place in Belfast yesterday, at the Windsor Park. Switzerland won 0-1, and is a step closer to the World Cup. Schär was in the starting eleven and played the whole match, despite having received a yellow card in the first five minutes.

The second leg will take place on Sunday 12 November at 6 pm, at the St Jakob Park in Basel (Switzerland).

The Branquiazul defender was a regular in every match of the group stage, where Switzerland came second, with the same points (27) as Portugal who were first and qualified thanks to a better goal difference.

Pantilimon in the line-up against Turkey

Branquiazul players Florin Andone and Costel Pantilimon were selected by Romania for their two friendly matches in November.

The first encounter took place at the Constantin Radulescu stadium in Cluj, yesterday. Pantilimon was in the line-up and played 71 minutes. The other Deportivista, Florin Andone, went on in the 67th minute for Keserü. Romania won 2-0.

The second friendly will take place on Tuesday 14 November, against Holland, in Bucharest.

Romania are out of the 2018 Russia World Cup as they finished fourth behind Poland, Denmark and Montenegro.

Fabrilista Ismael Diaz played the second half against Iran

Hernán Darío Gómez, Panama’s coach, has called Fabril player, Ismael Díaz to play two matches in preparation of the 2018 Russia World Cup.

Thus, yesterday, Panama lost 2-1 against Iran at the UPC-Arena de Graz in Austria. Ismael came on for Josiel Nuñez and played the entire second half.