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Austria U21s keep qualification hopes alive

First Team 14.10.2018, 01:09
Kevin Danso and the Austria U21s side still have the chance to qualify for the 2019 European Championships. The other FCA players have been successful in their international games. Iceland 2 vs 2 France Alfred Finnbogason’s Iceland scuppered a 2-0 lead to France and ended up drawing 2-2 against the World champions. The Icelandic team went 1-0 up in the 30th minute through Birkir Bjarnason and Kari Arnason doubled their lead early in the second half. An own goal from Holmar Örn Eyjolfsson got France back into the game in the 86th minute before Kylian Mbappé scored a penalty to equalise right at the death. Finnbogason started the game but was substituted off at half time. Iceland will play against Switzerland in The UEFA Nations League on Monday. Austria 1 vs 0 Northern Ireland Austria got their first victory in the UEFA Nations League. Martin Hinteregger started the game for Austria in their 1-0 victory over Northern Ireland. Marko Arnautović scored the only goal of the game in the 71st minute. Michael Gregoritsch pulled out of the squad earlier on in the week and returned to Augsburg. Austria will play a friendly against Denmark next Tuesday. Serbia U21 0 vs 0 Austria U21 The Austria U21 team gained a vital point against table topping Serbia. Kevin Danso played the whole game as they drew 0-0. Their next game will be next Tuesday against Russia. In order to make the jump into the play-off places, Austria need to get all three points on Tuesday. However, the same applies to their opponents who kept their chances of qualification alive with a 5-1 win over Macedonia. The U21 European Championship will take place next year in Italy and San Marino. Germany U20 1 vs 1 Netherlands U20 The Germany U20s drew 1-1 in their friendly against the Netherlands. Florian Baak took the lead in Meppen before Kaj Sierhuis equalised 100 seconds later. In the final moments of the game, Salih Özcan had a penalty saved by the Netherlands keeper. Felix Götze who got called up for the first time did not feature in the game. Their next game is against Switzerland next Tuesday.

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Alfred Finnbogason
Kevin Danso
Michael Gregoritsch