Alex Iwobi may not yet be a member of the Arsenal first-team squad, but the winger is already a senior international after he made his full Nigeria debut today.
The 19-year-old, who signed a new long-term contract with Arsenal this week, replaced Ahmed Musa as a substitute during Nigeria’s 2-0 defeat to DR Congo.
Meanwhile, Ainsley Maitland-Niles was introduced as a substitute and promptly scored with a header as England U19s beat Macedonia U19s 2-0.
Maitland-Niles replaced fellow Arsenal youngster Dan Crowley, who was making his first appearance for the Three Lions since 2013. Tafari Moore was named in the original squad but missed out through injury.
Yesterday Chris Willock, Kaylen Hinds and Stephy Mavididi all scored as England U17s thrashed DR Congo U17s 8-0. The youngsters will represent their country at the upcoming U17 World Cup, although the in-form Ben Sheaf hasn’t been selected.
Ismael Bennacer started and played just over an hour as France U19s beat Liechenstein U19s 3-1. Les Bleus take on their Gibraltar counterparts tomorrow.
Glen Kamara could feature tomorrow when Finland U21s take on Germany U21s.
Krystian Bielik hasn’t been called up to the Poland U21 squad but will instead represent his country at U19 level against Italy.
Hugo Keto was an un-used substitute as Finland U19s drew 1-1 with Italy U19s.
Hector Bellerin was an un-used substitute yesterday as Spain U21s beat Georgia U21s 5-2.