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Mepham, Forss and Oksanen get international minutes

Bees on global stage this weekend

27 March 2018

Chris Mepham was an unused substitute in the China Cup Final for Wales, as the Reds were defeated 1-0 by Uruguay yesterday afternoon.

The centre-back had come on for his debut under Ryan Giggs last week but wasn't used in the final match.

Elsewhere, Marcus Forss scored two in Finland U19s 2-2 draw with Switzerland in a game that saw a player sent off on each side. Fellow B Team player Jaakko Oksanen also got 87 minutes in the match that started with Finland going behind in the first 10 minutes.

Forss netted one after 17 minutes before Switzerland took the lead a few minutes later. Then Forss got a second and completed the scoring after 25 minutes in the first half.

59 minutes in, Finland player Saku Ylatupa saw red that could have spelled disaster for his side. Then a few minutes later, Switzerland's Izer Aliu also got sent off.

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