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Manolis Siopis representing Greece
Greece head to EURO Play-Offs

Manolis Siopis and Dimitrios Goutas will have to navigate the Qualification Play-Offs in order to reach the EURO 2024 Finals next summer.

Greece defeated New Zealand 2-0 in a friendly match, but a win for the Netherlands guaranteed second spot for the Oranje, leaving Greece in third place.

The Galanolefki followed up with a 2-2 draw against a strong France side, taking the lead in the second half before being pegged back. Neither Dimi or Sio played in either fixture.

Greece results: International Friendly & UEFA EURO 2024 Qualifying

Greece 2-0 New Zealand

Greece 2-2 France

Callum Robinson
45 minutes in the tank for Robbo

Callum Robinson started the Republic of Ireland's final UEFA EURO 2024 Qualifier against the Netherlands in Amsterdam.

The attacker played the opening 45 minutes of a tight contest at the Johan Cruyff Arena, which eventually ended in a 1-0 win to the home side thanks to Wout Weghorst's strike.

Robbo was an unused substitute in the Green Army's second match, a 1-1 draw with New Zealand at the Aviva Stadium.

Republic of Ireland results: UEFA EURO 2024 Qualifying & International Friendly

Netherlands 1-0 Republic of Ireland

Republic of Ireland 1-1 New Zealand

Alex Runarsson in action for Iceland
Iceland and Alex prepare for Play-Offs

Alex Rúnarsson was an unused substitute in Iceland's two UEFA EURO 2024 Qualifying matches this month.

Iceland finished fourth in Group J, falling to away defeats in their final fixtures against Slovakia and Portugal, both of whom qualified automatically for the finals in Germany next summer.

Rúnarsson and his teammates will now compete in the Qualifying Play-Offs, with the Play-Off draw taking place on Thursday afternoon.

Iceland results: UEFA EURO 2024 Qualifying

Slovakia 4-2 Iceland

Portugal 2-0 Iceland

Jamilu Collins
JC in World Cup qualifying action

Jamilu Collins played in both of Nigeria's opening Qualifying matches for the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

The Super Eagles began their campaign with an unbeaten window, recording a pair of 1-1 draws against Lesotho and Zimbabwe.

JC started Nigeria's first fixture and played 73 minutes before being substituted, then came off the bench for the final five minutes of their second match.

Nigeria results: World Cup Qualification CAF Group C

Nigeria 1-1 Lesotho

Zimbabwe 1-1 Nigeria

Ebou Adams in action for Gambia
Adams begins World Cup qualifiers

Ebou Adams picked up valuable minutes for Gambia in their World Cup Qualifiers, but suffered two defeats with the Scorpions.

Gambia kicked off Group F with a narrow 3-2 loss to Burundi, with Ebs playing the opening 45 minutes of the match. He played the full 90 in Gambia's second match, which ended in a 2-0 win for the Ivory Coast.

Ebou will now turn his international attention to the Africa Cup of Nations, which begins in mid-January 2024.

Gambia results: World Cup Qualification CAF Group F

Burundi 3-2 Gambia

Gambia 0-2 Ivory Coast

Andy Rinomhota
Andy makes Zimbabwe debut

Andy Rinomhota made his international debut this month, starring in Zimbabwe's 1-1 draw with Nigeria.

The 26-year-old played 83 minutes at Stade Huye in Butare, Rwanda, with Zimbabwe picking up a valuable point.

Andy was an unused substitute in the Warriors' opening match, a 0-0 draw with Rwanda.

Zimbabwe results: World Cup Qualification CAF Group C

Rwanda 0-0 Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe 1-1 Nigeria

Romaine Sawyers in action for St Kitts and Nevis
Draw and defeat for Sawyers and St. Kitts & Nevis

It was a mixed window for Romaine Sawyers and St. Kitts & Nevis, who played their final fixtures in the CONCACAF Nations League.

The Sugar Boyz began with a 0-0 draw against Saint Lucia, but then fell to a 5-0 defeat at the hands of Guadeloupe, the team who topped Group 1.

St. Kitts & Nevis results:

St. Kitts & Nevis 0-0 Saint Lucia

Guadeloupe 5-0 St. Kitts & Nevis

Cian Ashford
Ashford on target for Wales U21

Wales U21's picked up a valuable 1-0 win over Iceland in their 2025 UEFA European U21 Championship qualifier, with Rubin Colwill and Tom Davies named in the starting XI. Eli King came off the bench in the second half.

King started the Young Dragons' second match against Denmark, which ended in a 2-1 defeat. City man Cian Ashford scored in the second half after being introduced as a substitute, but couldn't help Wales salvage a point.

It was a successful window for Ronan Kpakio and Jac Thomas, both of whom started Wales U17's two EURO Qualifying matches against Belgium and Gibraltar, winning both games to return six valuable points.

Wales U21 results: 2025 UEFA European U21 Championship Qualifiers

Wales U21 1-0 Iceland U21

Wales U21 1-2 Denmark U21

Wales U17 results: 2024 UEFA European U17 Championship Qualifiers

Wales U17 1-0 Belgium U17

Wales U17 4-0 Gibraltar U17