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Zamburek and Finnsson earn international minutes

Iceland, Latvia and Czech Republic youth teams in action

20 November 2018

Two members of the Brentford B Team were in action yesterday night, 19 November, for their international youth teams. 

Kolbeinn Finnsson rounded off a tournament in China with his second Under-21 cap for Iceland. He played 82 minutes in their 1-1 draw against Thailand, as the side confirmed a third-place finish in the four-team group.

Finnsson missed out on the first match, a 2-0 defeat to Mexico on Thursday. Then he took to the field for the first time as an U21 starter a few days later against hosts China. That game ended in a 1-1 draw, before Finnsson made his second start on Monday. 

(above, the final table for the China tournament, courtesy of ksi.is)

Elsewhere, Jan Zamburek played 90 minutes for Czech Republic Under-18s in their 1-0 win over Austria in Znojmo. Simon Gabriel scored the only goal of the game in the 74th minute before Zamburek was brought off as a late sub in the final minute of regulation time.

David Titov missed out on an appearance for Latvia Under-19s through suspension yesterday. The 18-year-old winger was shown a straight red card in the side's 2-1 win over Montenegro at the weekend, meaning he would miss their final game of qualification for Euro 2019.

The match ended in a 1-0 win for Cyprus, the only goal being knocked into his own net by Ilja Korotkovs in the first half. Thanks to Russia winning 2-0 over Montenegro in the other game, defeat meant Latvia finished third in the group stage, behind the Cypriots who snatched second place, and Latvia is therefore eliminated from qualification.

(above, the final Group 11 standings, courtesy of uefa.com)

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