Callum O'Dowda

International Bluebirds | March Round-Up

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With the international break drawing to a close, take a look at how our players fared for their respective nations...
Callum O'Dowda
O'Dowda on target for Republic of Ireland

Callum O'Dowda scored his first international goal as the Republic of Ireland defeated Latvia in a friendly match at the Aviva Stadium.

The 27-year-old opened the scoring after six minutes, meeting Will Smallbone's cross to nod home as the Boys in Green emerged 3-2 winners.

O'Dowda was absent from the second fixture of the international window, with Stephen Kenny's side falling to a 1-0 defeat against France despite a valiant display.

Republic Of Ireland Results

Republic of Ireland 3-2 Latvia, Aviva Stadium, Dublin

Republic of Ireland 0-1 France, Aviva Stadium, Dublin

Gavin Whyte
Whyte earns more international minutes

Gavin Whyte came off the bench for Northern Ireland but could not help the Green and White Army from slipping to defeat against Finland.

The winger made his 30th international appearance during the final 21 minutes at Windsor Park, but Benjamin Källman's first half goal was enough to secure an important victory for Finland.

In their other UEFA EURO 2024 Qualifying fixture, Martin O'Neill's men recorded a 2-0 victory over San Marino away from home - Bolton Wanderers striker Dion Charles bagged a brace.

Northern Ireland Results

San Marino 0-2 Northern Ireland, Stadio Olimpico di San Marino, Serravalle

Northern Ireland 0-1 Finland, Windsor Park, Belfast

Romaine Sawyers
Sawyers scores for St. Kitts & Nevis

Romaine Sawyers made a happy return to the St. Kitts & Nevis squad, netting in their CONCACAF Nations League victory over Saint Martin.

The midfielder restored The Sugar Boyz' lead after 35 minutes, helping them to an eventual 3-1 win to remain top of their League C group.

St. Kitts & Nevis made it two wins from two by defeating Aruba 2-0 on home soil, with Sawyers playing the full 90 minutes of both fixtures.

St. Kitts & Nevis Results

St. Martin 1-3 St. Kitts & Nevis, Raymond E. Guishard Stadium, Anguilla

St. Kitts & Nevis 2-0 Aruba, Warner Park, Basseterre

Mahlon Romeo does the Ayatollah!
Mixed March matches for Mahlon Romeo

Mahlon Romeo played the full 90 minutes in both of Antigua and Barbuda's CONCACAF Nations League B matches, with mixed results.

The Benna Boys defeated Guadeloupe 1-0 in their first fixture, before falling to a 2-1 loss to Barbados at the Sir Viv Richards Stadium.

The results see Antigua and Barbuda sit in third position in the Group A table, six points off leaders Cuba but comfortably ahead of bottom place Barbados.

Antigua and Barbuda Results

Guadeloupe 0-1 Antigua and Barbuda, Stade René Serge Nabajoth, Les Abymes

Antigua and Barbuda 1-2 Barbados, Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound

Mark Harris
Sparky named in Wales squad

Mark Harris was called into the Wales squad on March 21st ahead of their opening qualifying matches for the UEFA EURO 2024 tournament, taking place in Germany.

However, like fellow late inclusion Liam Cullen, the forward did not feature in either of Wales' two fixtures, with Rob Page's squad taking important early steps in Group D.

Nathan Broadhead's late leveller earned Wales a valuable draw against Croatia in Split, before former Bluebird Kieffer Moore headed home an important winner against Latvia at Cardiff City Stadium.

Wales Results

Croatia 1-1 Wales, Stadion Poljud, Split

Wales 1-0 Latvia, CCS

Colwill stars for Wales U21

Rubin Colwill played a leading role as Wales U21 played out a convincing 3-0 victory over Scotland U21 in Pinatar, Spain.

The Academy graduate was joined by fellow Bluebird Eli King in Matt Jones' midfield, and recorded two assists as the Young Dragons dominated.

With City's Ollie Denham an unused substitute, Wales' goals were scored by Josh Farrell, Joe Low and Josh Thomas.

Wales U21 Result

Scotland U21 0-3 Wales U21, Pinatar Arena, Spain

Tanatswa Nyakuhwa celebrates for City...
Nyakuhwa and Matondo find the net for Wales U19

At U19 level, Wales faced Scotland in two friendly matches. Jake DennisWill SpiersCole FlemingTanatswa NyakuhwaJaphet MatondoIsaac Jefferies and Dan Barton were all selected.

Following a 2-1 win in the first meeting at Buckley Town FC, Wales were held to a 2-2 draw in the second fixture at Colliers' Park. Bluebirds duo Nyakuhwa and Matondo were on target for Rob Edwards' side in the first half.

Wales U19 Results

Wales U19 2-1 Scotland U19

Wales U19 2-2 Scotland U19

Wales U17, March 2023
Young Bluebirds help Wales U17 to EURO Finals

Luey Giles, Dylan Lawlor, Troy PerrettCody Twose, Lewys BenjaminLuke Armstrong and Ronan Kpakio helped Wales U17 clinch qualification for the UEFA European Under-17 Championships finals for the first time.

Wales began the camp with a 4-2 victory over Scotland, before drawing 1-1 with Iceland. In the deciding clash with Montenegro, a late equaliser from Bluebirds defender Lawlor sealed a 2-2 draw and ensured the first Wales age-group qualification for a major tournament since 1981.

Wales U17 Results

Scotland U17 2-4 Wales U17

Wales U17 1-1 Iceland U17

Wales U17 2-2 Montenegro U17