Post by Everton News. on Oct 10, 2017 18:40:06 GMT
Davies Grabs Winner As Five Blues Start For England Under-21s
Tom Davies scored the winning goal as five Blues led England Under-21s to a 1-0 European Championship qualifying victory over Andorra.
The Everton midfielder was joined in the starting line-up in the Pyrenees by his Goodison teammates Jonjoe Kenny, Ademola Lookman, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Kieran Dowell, who is on a season-long loan at Nottingham Forest.
And it was Davies who bagged all three points to boost England's European U21 Championship qualifying campaign with the 53rd-minute winner, glancing home a header from a Kyle Walker-Peters cross.
Before the deadlock had been broken, Dowell had gone close when his free-kick fizzed over the bar. Calvert-Lewin then had an effort ruled out for offside, while Lookman saw his shot smothered by Andorra keeper Francisco Pires.
The win keeps England top of Group 4 with three wins and a draw from their four matches to date. Aidy Boothroyd's side are back in qualifying action on Friday 10 November away to Ukraine.
A plethora of Everton players have been called up by their respective nations for the upcoming rounds of international fixtures.
The games will see six first-team Blues compete across the globe, with games ranging from friendlies to FIFA World Cup play-offs.
Keep an eye on evertonfc.com for daily updates throughout the break from domestic action as we bring you the latest on how our players perform.
Scroll down now to see a full list of who will be travelling where…
Wednesday 8 November Iceland vs Czech Republic, 3:45pm (Gylfi Sigurdsson) Faroe Islands (U19) vs England (U19), 5:30pm (Dennis Adeniran, Morgan Feeney) Luxembourg (U19) vs Scotland (U19), 6:00pm (Fraser Hornby)
Thursday 9 November Croatia vs Greece, 7:45pm (Nikola Vlasic)
Friday 10 November Belgium vs Mexico, 7:45pm (Kevin Mirallas) England vs Germany, 8:00pm (Jordan Pickford, Michael Keane) South Africa vs Senegal, 6:00pm (Idrissa Gueye) France vs Wales, 8:00pm (Ashley Williams) Albania (U21) vs Northern Ireland (U21), 5:00pm (Shayne Lavery) Wales (U21) vs Bosnia & Herzegovina (U21), 7:00pm (Nathan Broadhead) Ukraine (U21) vs England (U21), 4:00pm (Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Tom Davies, Jonjoe Kenny, Ademola Lookman)
Saturday 11 November Iceland (U19) vs England (U19), 5:30pm (Dennis Adeniran, Morgan Feeney) Armenia (U19) vs Scotland (U19), 4:00pm (Fraser Hornby)
Sunday 12 November Greece vs Croatia, 7:45pm (Nikola Vlasic)
Tuesday 14 November Belgium vs Japan, 7:45pm (Kevin Mirallas) Iceland vs Qatar, 5:30pm (Gylfi Sigurdsson) England vs Brazil, 8:00pm (Jordan Pickford, Michael Keane) Senegal vs South Africa, 8:30pm (Idrissa Gueye) Wales vs Panama, 7:45pm (Ashley Williams) Norway (U21) vs Ireland (U21), 6:00pm (Harry Charsley) Wales (U21) vs Romania (U21), 7:00pm (Nathan Broadhead) Bulgaria (U19) vs England (U19), 1:30pm (Dennis Adeniran, Morgan Feeney) Czech Republic (U19) vs Scotland (U19), 6:00pm (Fraser Hornby)
Post by Everton News. on Nov 11, 2017 16:58:27 GMT
International Round-Up: Pickford Shines On England Debut
Jordan Pickford excelled on his senior England debut as the Everton keeper made a string of fine saves in a goalless draw with Germany at Wembley.
The 23-year-old, who joined the Blues from Sunderland in the summer for a fee rising to £30million - a British record for a goalkeeper - was instrumental in the Three Lions registering a clean sheet in a friendly against the world champions.
Having impressed for the Toffees so far this season, Pickford showed his qualities after being given his first international cap, blocking Timo Werner's shot in the first half when the striker had been played through on goal.
The shot-stopper denied the RB Leipzig man again moments later, diving low to his right to claw away a goalbound effort.
A youthful England side impressed on the night and had chances themselves, notably from another debutant Tammy Abraham, Jamie Vardy and Jesse Lingard.
Pickford's Everton teammate Michael Keane was an unused substitute.
In other international action, Idrissa Gana Gueye helped Senegal book their place at the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia thanks to a 2-0 triumph away to South Africa.
The Toffees midfielder played the full 90 minutes in Polokwane as a strike from West Ham's Diafra Sakho and an own goal saw the Lions of Teranga triumph to guarantee top spot in Group D of African qualifying ahead of the return match against Bafana Bafana on Tuesday night.
Ashley Williams captained Wales in their 2-0 friendly defeat against France in Paris.
Everton's centre-back played the entire match as the hosts took the honours through goals from Antoine Griezmann and Olivier Giroud.
Elsewhere, Kevin Mirallas was an unused substitute as Belgium and Mexico shared a lively 3-3 draw in Brussels.
Four Everton youngsters helped England Under-21s preserve their unbeaten European Championship qualifying campaign with a 2-0 victory in Ukraine.
Jonjoe Kenny, Ademola Lookman, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Kieran Dowell all featured as Dominic Solanke's 16th-minute opener and a Pavlo Lukyanchuk own goal kept Aidy Boothroyd's side top of their group with four wins and a draw from their five matches to date.
Kenny, Lookman and Dowell started in Kiev, with Dowell - currently on loan in the Championship with Nottingham Forest - being replaced by Calvert-Lewin just before the hour mark.
All four players helped England Under-20s to World Cup glory in South Korea in the summer, alongside Blues teammate Callum Connolly, with Calvert-Lewin hitting the winning goal in the final against Venezuela.
In Group 2 of U21 European qualifying, Northern Ireland grabbed a 1-1 draw against Albania in Tirana courtesy of a late leveller from Everton Under-23s striker Shayne Lavery.
The visitors went behind in the second half but Lavery, who came off the bench with 15 minutes to go, stroked home the equaliser with just minutes remaining to secure a point for his nation.
Nathan Broadhead was a second-half substitute in Wales Under-21s' 4-0 defeat against Bosnia & Herzegovina in Bangor.
Post by Everton News. on Mar 21, 2018 12:56:25 GMT
International Blues: When And Where They Are In Action
A host of Everton senior and youth internationals will be in action for their respective countries over the next week.
Find out who will be playing – and when and where they will be lining up – in our guide below (kick-offs in UK time).
Wednesday 21 March Fraser Hornby – Germany Under-19s v Scotland Under-19s, UEFA Euro 2018 Qualifier (Lippstadt, Germany) 5pm Nathangelo Markelo – Netherlands Under-19s v Norway Under-19s, UEFA Euro 2018 Qualifier (Arnsberg, Germany) 11am Alex Denny, Lewis Gibson – England Under-18s v Qatar Under-18s, friendly (St. George's Park, Burton-Upon-Trent) 7pm Pawel Zuk – Poland Under-17s v Georgia Under-17s, UEFA Euro 2018 Qualifier (Legnica, Poland) 4.30pm
Thursday 22 March Ashley Williams – China PR v Wales, China Cup (Nanning, China PR), 11.35pm Shayne Lavery – Northern Ireland Under-21s v Spain Under-21s, UEFA Euro 2018 Qualifier (Portadown, Northern Ireland) 7.45pm
Friday 23 March Jordan Pickford – Netherlands v England, friendly (Amsterdam, Netherlands) 7.45pm Seamus Coleman – Turkey v Republic of Ireland, friendly, (Antalya, Turkey) 5.30pm Cenk Tosun – Turkey v Republic of Ireland, friendly, (Antalya, Turkey) 5.30pm Ramiro Funes Mori – Argentina v Italy, friendly (Etihad Stadium, Manchester) 7.45pm Cuco Martina – Curacao v Bolivia, Friendly, (Willemstad, Curacao) midnight Oumar Niasse, Idrissa Gana Gueye – Senegal v Uzbekistan, friendly (Casablanca, Morocco) 4pm Muhamed Besic – Bulgaria v Bosnia & Herzegovina, friendly (Razgrad, Bulgaria) 5pm Nikola Vlasic – Czech Republic Under-21s v Croatia Under-21s, UEFA Euro 2018 Qualifier (Karvina, Czech Republic) 3pm Alex Denny, Lewis Gibson – England Under-18s v Argentina Under-18s, friendly (Manchester) 1pm
Saturday 24 March Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Tom Davies, Jonjoe Kenny, Kieran Dowell, Ademola Lookman – England Under-21s v Romania Under-21s, Friendly (Molineux, Wolverhampton) 5.15pm Nathangelo Markelo – Netherlands Under-19s v Scotland Under 19s, UEFA Euro 2018 Qualifier (Arnsberg, Germany) 4pm Fraser Hornby – Netherlands Under-19s v Scotland Under 19s, UEFA Euro 2018 Qualifier (Arnsberg, Germany) 4pm Pawel Zuk – Poland Under-17s v FYR Macedonia Under-17s, UEFA Euro 2018 Qualifier (Legnica, Poland) 3pm
Sunday 25 March Michael Collins – Republic of Ireland Under-18s v Romania Under-18s, friendly (Whitehall, Republic of Ireland) 4pm
Monday 26 March Ashley Williams – Wales v Czech Republic or Uruguay, China Cup (Nanning, China) kick-off: TBC Shayne Lavery – Northern Ireland Under-21s v Iceland, UEFA Euro 2018 Qualifier (Coleraine, Northern Ireland) 7.30pm Alex Denny, Lewis Gibson – England Under-18s v Belarus Under-18s, friendly (St George’s Park, Burton-Upon-Trent) 7pm
Tuesday 27 March Jordan Pickford – England v Italy, friendly (Wembley, London) 8pm Cenk Tosun – Montenegro v Turkey, friendly, (Podgorica, Montenegro) 7.10pm Ramiro Funes Mori – Spain v Argentina, friendly (Madrid, Spain) 8pm Yannick Bolasie – Tanzania v DR Congo, friendly (Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania) 2pm Cuco Martina – Curacao v Bolivia, Friendly, (Willemstad, Curacao) 1am Oumar Niasse, Idrissa Gana Gueye – Senegal v Bosnia Herzegovina, friendly (Le Havre, France) 7pm Muhamed Besic – Senegal v Bosnia Herzegovina, friendly (Le Havre, France) 7pm Antonee Robinson – USA v Paraguay, friendly (Cary, USA), midnight Kevin Mirallas – Belgium v Saudi Arabia, friendly (Brussels, Belgium) 7.45pm Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Tom Davies, Jonjoe Kenny, Kieran Dowell, Ademola Lookman – England Under-21s v Ukraine Under-21s, UEFA Euro 2018 Qualifier (Bramall Lane, Sheffield) 6pm Nikola Vlasic – Croatia Under-21s v Moldova Under-21s, UEFA Euro 2018 Qualifier (Velika, Croatia) 3.30pm Nathangelo Markelo – Germany Under-19s v Netherlands Under-19s, UEFA Euro 2018 Qualifier (Ahlen, Germany) 4pm Fraser Hornby – Scotland Under-19s v Norway Under-19s, UEFA Euro 2018 Qualifier (Lippstadt, Germany) 4pm Pawel Zuk – Poland Under-17s v Republic of Ireland Under-17s, UEFA Euro 2018 Qualifier (Legnica, Poland) 3pm