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Five young Bees in international action on Monday

The latest on our players around Europe

26 March 2019

Marcus Forss and Jaakko Oksanen both started as Finland’s Under-21s suffered a narrow defeat to Bulgaria on Monday.

Jaakko retained his place following Friday’s 8-3 victory over Norway while Marcus, who scored off the bench during that rout, was brought in from the start. The only goal came on the half hour, Lazar Kotev sliding the ball past Finland keeper Hugo Keto. Marcus was withdrawn with 20 minutes to play after earning his third Under-21 cap while Jaakko played the full 90 minutes for his second Under-21 cap in three days.

Also at Under-21 level, Kolbeinn Finnsson retained his place in the Iceland Under-21 team while Patrik Gunnarsson dropped to the bench for the game against Qatar. In proved to be a routine win for Kolbeinn and his teammates; Jonathan Ingi Jónsson scoring at the end of the first half with Sveinn Aron Gudjohnsen and Jón Dagur Thorstiensson adding goals after the break. The cap was Kolbeinn’s fourth at Under-21 level to go along with two full caps for his nation. Patrik meanwhile earned his first cap at Under-21 level during Friday’s 1-1 draw against Czech Republic.

The final player to be involved on Monday was defender Mads Bech Sorensen as Denmark’s Under-20s played a friendly against Romania’s Under-21s in Spain. Mads started for his nation who fell to a single goal defeat, Denis Draguş’ spectacular effort at the end of the first-half proving the difference. Yesterday’s appearance was Mads’ maiden at Under-20 level to add to a further 20 across younger age groups.

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