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Saturday's International Round-Up

Peter Etebo

PETER ETEBO helped Nigeria ease past the Seychelles in their final African Cup of Nations qualifier.

Nigeria went into the game in Asaba safe in the knowledge that they had already qualified for the finals and they cruised to a 3-1 win in what was essentially a dead rubber with the Seychelles rooted to the foot of the group.

Etebo (pictured) started the game and had a couple of opportunities to get on the scoresheet but instead the Super Eagles goals came from Odion Ighalo, Henry Onyekuru and substitute Moses Simon.

Nigeria will be in action again on Tuesday when they face Eqypt in an international friendly.

Meanwhile, Jack Butland was an un-used substitute as England romped to a 5-0 win over Czech Republic in their opening EURO 2020 qualifier at Wembley. Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling stole the limelight as he helped himself to a hat-trick.

Next up for England is a trip to Montenegro on Monday for their second 2020 qualifier.

Later today it’s the turn of James McClean to step onto the international stage with the Republic of Ireland as they launch their 2020 qualifying campaign with a trip to Gibraltar.

And tomorrow Joe Allen and Ashley Williams are expected to line-up for Wales as they play host to Slovakia in their opener.

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