Internationals. International Magpies: Gordon picks up second cap

27 Mar 24

Our guide to this month's international action involving Newcastle United players

Anthony Gordon

Tuesday 26th MarchEngland 2 Belgium 2Wembley Stadium

Gordon made a late substitute appearance in the eventual 2-2 draw at Wembley, stepping off the bench in the final ten minutes to pick up his second cap.

Saturday 23rd MarchEngland 0 Brazil 1Wembley Stadium

Gordon's fine form for the Magpies earned him a first call-up to the senior England squad for their friendlies against Brazil and Belgium, and he made his debut against the Seleção at Wembley, starting for Gareth Southgate's side and turning in a fine display on the left flank.

He was replaced by Marcus Rashford with 15 minutes remaining of the 1-0 defeat under the arch.

Bruno Guimarães

Tuesday 26th MarchSpain 2 Brazil 2Santiago BernabéuKick-off 8:30pm GMT

A 45-minute run out for the United star at the Bernabéu, with the midfielder picking up a yellow card in the process.

Saturday 23rd MarchEngland 0 Brazil 1Wembley Stadium

Guimarães lined up against his club teammate Gordon at Wembley, starting for Brazil as they emerged victorious thanks to Endrick's winner. Like Gordon, the Magpies man impressed, and was withdrawn with just over ten minutes remaining as Douglas Luiz was introduced.

Garang Kuol

Tuesday 26th MarchAustralia Under-23s 2 South Korea Under-23s 2Prince Saud Bin Jalawi Stadium

Kuol's side were beaten on penalties in the West Asian Football Federation Under-23 Championships final, and the Newcastle youngster - who had earlier come off the bench - missed the final spot-kick.

Saturday 23rd MarchAustralia Under-23s 1 Egypt Under-23s 1Prince Saud Bin Jalawi Stadium

Kuol started for the Olyroos and got himself on the scoresheet too, netting from the spot after being brought down by the goalkeeper with quarter of an hour on the clock. The game finished 1-1, setting up a final for Kuol and his side against South Korea.

Thursday 21st MarchAustralia Under-23s 2 Iraq Under-23s 1Prince Saud Bin Jalawi Stadium

Kuol, who is currently out on loan at FC Volendam in the Dutch Eredivisie, came off the bench for Australia's Olyroos side - their under-23 team - in their opener against Iraq in Saudi Arabia. He was introduced with 13 minutes remaining.

Fabian Schär

Tuesday 26th MarchRepublic of Ireland 0 Switzerland 1Aviva Stadium

Switzerland prevailed in Dublin, with the Newcastle stopper starting and playing all but the final ten minutes of this friendly encounter.

Saturday 23rd MarchDenmark 0 Switzerland 0Parken Stadium

The centre back is a staple of the Switzerland squad, and was handed a 90-minute run-out in their goalless draw in Denmark at the weekend.

Martin Dúbravka

Tuesday 26th MarchNorway 1 Slovakia 1Ullevaal Stadion

Dúbravka wasn't part of the Slovakia matchday squad for their draw in Oslo.

Saturday 23rd MarchSlovakia 0 Austria 2Tehelné Pole

Goalkeeper Dúbravka's Slovakia were beaten 2-0 by Austria, with Christoph Baumgartner's goal after only six seconds later declared the fastest in international football history.

Lewis Miley and Lewis Hall

Tuesday 26th MarchCzechia Under-20s 3 England Elite League Squad 1Mestsky Stadium

Hall was brought on eight minutes after the restart and had a hand in the Young Lions' third goal of a straightforward win, while Miley missed out.

Friday 22nd MarchPoland Under-20s 1 England Elite League Squad 5Bialystok City Stadium

The United pair both started for the England Elite League Squad against Poland in the Under-20 Euro Elite League, with Hall playing 78 minutes and Miley - capped for the first time at what is effectively under-20 level - withdrawn after 72 minutes.

Leo Shahar and Trevan Sanusi

Tuesday 26th MarchEngland Under-17s 1 France Under-17s 2St. George's Park

Shahar again started in this defeat for England, while Sanusi had to make do with a place on the bench in his side's final outing of the international window.

Saturday 23rd MarchEngland Under-17s 5 Hungary Under-17s 0St. George's Park

Another big win for England's youngsters, with both United representatives playing their part - Shahar as a starter who played 80 minutes, and Sanusi as a second half substitute.

Wednesday 20th MarchEngland Under-17s 5 Northern Ireland Under-17s 1St. George's Park

The United teenagers, who have been regulars for Newcastle's under-21 side this term, were both in the squad for the first of England's three qualifiers this month.

Shahar started at wing back and provided a fine assist for Baylee Dipepa's first of two strikes after the break as the hosts wrapped up an emphatic win. He played the full 90 minutes, while Sanusi was an unused substitute.

Charlie McArthur and Johnny Emerson

Tuesday 26th MarchCzech Republic Under-19s 2 Scotland Under-19s 0Polisportivo Giuseppe Morigi

McArthur again skippered the Scotland side, but couldn't prevent them from slipping to defeat on the road. Emerson missed out on a place in the matchday squad.

Saturday 23rd MarchScotland Under-19s 2 Georgia Under-19s 3Polisportivo Giuseppe Morigi

McArthur played the full 90 minutes, while Emerson didn't feature as Scotland suffered a narrow defeat in their second of three qualifiers this week.

Wednesday 20th MarchScotland Under-19s 1 Italy Under-19s 3Stadfio Guido Teghil

The young duo have been included in the Scotland Under-19 squad for their EURO 2024 Elite Round qualifiers against Italy, Georgia and the Czech Republic, but neither were involved in their side's defeat at the hands of the Azzurri in midweek.

Alexander Isak and Emil Krafth

Monday 25th MarchSweden 1 Albania 0Friends Arena

The Magpies duo both started as Sweden earned a 1-0 win in Stockholm, with Krafth replaced after 86 minutes and Isak completing the full 90.

Thursday 21st MarchPortugal 5 Sweden 2Estádio D. Afonso Henriques

Both Isak and Krafth picked up caps in what was former Newcastle forward Jon Dahl Tomasson's first match in charge of the Blågult.

It ended in a thumping win for the hosts in the friendly in Guimarães, with Isak playing the full 90 minutes in a slightly withdrawn role behind a lone frontman and full back Krafth entering the fray as a substitute with half an hour remaining.

Miguel Almirón

Monday 25th MarchRussia P Paraguay PVTB Arena

Almirón is part of the Paraguay squad that was set to travel to Moscow to play a friendly against Russia at the home of Dynamo Moscow, but the fixture was cancelled.

Alex Murphy

Friday 22nd MarchSan Marino Under-21s 0 Republic of Ireland Under-21s 7San Marino Stadium

The young defender, who made his Premier League debut for the Magpies already this term, was an unused substitute as his side coasted to victory in San Marino.

Jamal Lewis

Tuesday 26th MarchScotland 0 Northern Ireland 1Hampden Park

Injury again prevented Lewis from playing in Glasgow as Michael O'Neil's men triumphed thanks to Conor Bradley's strike.

Friday 22nd MarchRomania 1 Northern Ireland 1Arena Nationala

The left back, currently out on loan at Watford, missed out on Northern Ireland's friendly draw in Romania through injury.

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