It was a successful Friday for our young Bees away on international duty as they remained unbeaten around Europe.
In Marbella, Marcus Forss got on the scoresheet as Finland put eight past Norway. Jaakko Oksanen won his first Under-21 cap from the start as the Finns led 3-0 at half-time. After the break they added five more with Marcus, who came on after an hour, getting the seventh just four minutes after being introduced. In the end it finished 8-3 to Finland. Bulgaria are next in the firing line for the young Finns on Monday.
Also at Under-21 level, Patrik Gunnarsson and Kolbeinn Finnsson both started as Iceland drew 1-1 with Czech Republic. The game was played in Pinatar, Spain, with Alex Thor Hauksson opening the scoring midway with the second-half. The Czechs levelled with just under 20 minutes to play and that was how it finished. Qatar are next up for Patrik and Kolbeinn on Monday.
Jan Zamburek played 80 minutes as Czech Republic Under-18s kept up their 100 per cent record in the SportChain Cup with a 1-0 win over England in Dubai. After beating Belgium 5-0 in their opener, a single Michal Szewieczek goal 20 minutes from time was enough to secure the three points on Friday. The Czech will look to complete a clean sweep on Sunday when they take on Japan.
David Titov played 75 minutes as Latvia drew 1-1 with Kazakhstan in Antalya. Latvia made the perfect start, Daniels Balodis opening the scoring after three minutes but they were pegged back just before the hour, Sagadat Tursynbai with the goal. Latvia continue their Antalya cup campaign against Macedonia tomorrow.