Mixed fortunes for the Hammers stars


It was a night of mixed results for Hammers fortunes as the international break thankfully headed into its second finale of the season so far. Sadly, a third looms next month!

Edson Alvarez‘s Mexico managed a 2-2 draw with Germany in the New York friendly with the team taking the lead after going behind before finally settling for a draw. The Hammers defensive midfielder was booked in his  72nd cap for his country

Edson Álvarez in action for Mexico

Mohammed Kudus meanwhile played for three quarters of the match against the United States who beat his Ghana 4-0 in Nashville.

Earlier, Jarrod Bowen and Callum Marshall were unused subs as England beat Italy 3-1 to secure qualification 2024 European Championship in Germany, while Northern Ireland lost 1-0 at home to Slovenia and are eliminated.

Alphonse Areola was also an unused substitute for France as Didier Deschamps’ side defeated Scotland 4-1 in a friendly in Lille.

Mubama for England U20s

Nayef Aguerd  was booked as Morocco defeated Liberia 3-0 – a win which took them to the top of  Group K ahead of South Africa.

Krisztián Hegyi was on the losing side as Hungary U21s were beaten 1-0 by Belgium in UEFA European U21 Championship qualifying in Budapest. Hungary ended their Group B campaign fourth of six nations, with 14 points from ten games, and missed out on qualification.

Divin Mubama started and played for 78 minutes as England’s Elite League Squad – formerly known as the U20s – were beaten 2-1 at home by Portugal in Milton Keynes.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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