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INTERNATIONAL NEWS: LEE EVANS GETS 90 MINUTES IN WALES' 1-0 WIN AGAINST TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

21 March 2019

Lee Evans - Wales 1 Trinidad & Tobago 0 - Credit: Paul Currie/RexFeatures Paul Currie/RexFeatures
Lee Evans - Wales 1 Trinidad & Tobago 0 - Credit: Paul Currie/RexFeatures

Latics midfielder involved as Ryan Giggs' Wales prepare for Euro 2020 qualifier with a narrow victory.

  • Internationals: Lee Evans earned third Wales cap in first of March 2019 matches.
  • Ryan Giggs' Wales won 1-0 against Trinidad & Tobago in Wrexham.
  • Wales preparing for first UEFA European Championship qualifier against Slovakia on Sunday.

Latics midfielder Lee Evans got valuable game time and a chance to impress in Ryan Giggs' Wales national team setup on Wednesday evening, with the 24-year-old featuring for the full 90 minutes in his country's 1-0 friendly victory over Trinidad & Tobago at Wrexham.

Evans, who was earning his third cap, will hope to have done enough to be involved when Wales' first 2020 UEFA European Championship qualifier against Slovakia at the Cardiff City Stadium on Sunday afternoon (kick off 2.00pm).

Wales will also come up against Azerbaijan, Croatia and Hungary during their qualifying campaign.

Elsewhere, MacKenzie O'Neill made his third appearance for Northern Ireland's U17s earlier in the day, with the young 'Green and White Army' suffering a 5-0 defeat at the hands of their UEFA U17 Elite Stage hosts Netherlands.

Bobby Jones has to wait for his Republic of Ireland debut, with the Academy goalkeeper an unused substitute in Ireland U18s' 4-0 loss to Turkey on Thursday afternoon.

UPCOMING FIXTURES

Thursday 21 March

Joe Gelhardt & Jensen Weir - England U17 v Switzerland U17

Friday 22 March

Antonee Robinson - USA U23 v Egypt U23

Saturday 23 March

Bobby Jones - Republic of Ireland U18 v Turkey U18
MacKenzie O'Neill - Czech Republic U17 v Northern Ireland U17

Sunday 24 March

Joe Gelhardt & Jensen Weir - England U17 v Croatia U17
Lee Evans - Wales v Slovakia - 2.00pm
Antonee Robinson - USA U23 v Netherlands U23

Tuesday 26 March

MacKenzie O'Neill - Northern Ireland U17 v Israel U17

Wednesday 27 March

Joe Gelhardt & Jensen Weir - Denmark U17 v England U17

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