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INTERNATIONAL ROUND-UP

20 November 2013

Beausejour, McArthur, McClean, Espinoza and Garcia all represent their nations.

Jean Beausejour played his part for Chile once again, travelling to Toronto to face 2014 World Cup hosts Brazil following his side's 2-0 victory over England last Friday at Wembley Stadium.

Chile were on the losing side this time round as Brazil clinched a 2-1 win, but the left winger was heavily involved, coming on as an eighth minute substitute for Marcelo Diaz and setting up Eduardo Vargas' 71st minute goal with a headed flick on.

Juan Carlos Garcia and Roger Espinoza were also in action across the Atlantic as they took on Ecuador in Houston, Texas, playing out an entertaining 2-2 draw.

Garcia came on after 82 minutes for Jerry Palacios and Espinoza was introduced earlier on to replace Andy Najar on 47 minutes.

Honduras came from a goal down to lead 2-1, but they were pegged back with just a minute remaining.

In Europe, both Scotland and the Republic of Ireland were on their travels in friendly action.

James McArthur and Scotland claimed a well fought 1-0 win away at Norway, with the midfielder playing 26 minutes as he replaced Charlie Adam.

Republic of Ireland winger James McClean was also used as a substitute, coming on after 63 minutes and impressing with his wing play and low crossing, but his side failed to unpick Poland in a 0-0 draw.

In Under 21 action Marko Marosi was an unused substitute again for Slovakia, but his side continued their steady progress in Group Three of the UEFA Under 21 European Championship qualifiers with a 3-1 away win against Georgia moving them to top spot above Netherlands.

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