International Reds Round-Up


Despite it being the start of the June, while some of our squad are enjoying their summer holidays, several others have been representing their counties over the weekend. Marouane Fellaini, Angel Di Maria and new singing Memphis Depay all getting on the score sheet for their respective countries.

On Friday night the Dutch took on USA at the Amsterdam Arena, with Depay, Daley Blind and Robin van Persie all in the action for Dutch, they unable though to stop the Dutch going down 4-3 in the dying minutes of the game. Manchester United’s latest Dutch signing Memphis Depay was the star of the show, as he assisted one and scored a goal himself. He whipped a delightful cross for Klass-Jan Huntelaar to head the opening goal on 27 minutes. Depay then got on the score sheet himself when he deflected a fierce shot from Huntelaar to make it 3-1. USA hit back though and won the 4-3.

On Saturday evening Angel Di Maria and Marcos Rojo were in an Argentinian team that beat Bolivia 5-0. Di Marie captained his country in this match, a warm-up game for the upcoming Copa America. Di Maria broke the deadlock in this game as he scored the first of his two goals on 26 minutes with a low shot from the edge of the area, Di Maria then layed on a goal for Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero to make it 3-0 as he scored two goals in the space of a minute. Di Maria completed the scoring from the penalty spot in the 55th minute. Di Maria and Rojo will be hoping to be part of an Argentinian squad that expects to challenge for the Copa America.

On Sunday afternoon England played out a 0-0 draw with Republic Of Ireland at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. England’s starting line-up included Wayne Rooney, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones. Rooney of course two goals away from equalling Sir Bobby Charlton’s haul of 49 goals for England, he had several chances to close the gap but was unable to take any of them in what was a lacklustre performances from both sides.

Marouane Fellaini was in action for Belgium last against France in a friendly at the Stade De France. Belgium won the game 4-3 with Fellaini grabbing himself two goals. Fellaini opened the scoring in the 17th minute as he unleash a left foot shot as the ball fell kindly to him in the French penalty area. Fellaini got his second of the match just before half-time as he was left unmarked to head home from close range. Fellaini then play a pass to Radja Nainggolan to make it 3-0 shortly after the half-time break.

Finally Andreas Pereira played the 2nd half the Brazilian under 20s as they beat Korea DPR 3-0 and progress to the knockout stages of the Under 20s World Cup in New Zealand.

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