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11 Caps for our youth internationals

A round-up of how our younger players got on with their countries

20 June 2022

Youth international matches have been taking place around the world over the past few weeks. Three of our players represented their countries, playing a vital role. Have a look at how they got on.

Lachlan Brook spent nearly a month away with Australia's Under-23 side. They played in the AFC Under-23 Asian Cup in Uzbekistan. Lachlan and his team mates got to the later stages.

Australia won Group B with two wins from three, taking seven points. They beat Turkmenistan in the last eight to make the Semi-Finals. Australia then lost to Saudi Arabia, who won the tournament, and lost the Third-Place Play-Off to Japan. Lachlan played in all six of Australia's matches.

Two of our players were away with their Under-21 sides. Mads Bidstrup, with Denmark, and Fin Stevens, with Wales, were involved in matches. Both nations were playing UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification fixtures.

Mads played three times for Denmark Under-21 in Group I as they beat Kazakhstan and Turkey and drew with Scotland. That gave then second place in their qualification group. Mads has played eight games at Under-21 level for his country.

Denmark will now go through a Play-Off for a place in the tournament as they finished as the third-best runner up. If they had scored three more goals in their eight Group I matches, they would have qualified automatically. The tournament takes place next summer.

Fin played twice for Wales Under-21 in the international window and now has nine caps. Denmark lost to Netherlands and beat Gibraltar. They finished fourth in their group so will not qualify for the tournament.

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