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Update: Southampton stars in international action

It's been another couple of busy days for Southampton's players on international duty.

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Four Southampton players have been in action for their countries over the last couple of days - with varying results. <!-- ######## START FLOATED VIDEO SNIPPET ######## -->

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Southampton striker Graziano Pelle started up front for Italy as they won 1-0 to stay top of their Euro 2016 qualifying group against the tricky Bulgaria.

Pelle scored the winner against Malta last week so kept his place in the side. But, on this occasion it was Roma's Daniele De Rossi who netted the winner - a penalty - on six minutes.

Saints' wantaway midfielder Victor Wanyama's Kenya fell to Zambia in their 2017 African Cup of Nations qualifier in Nairobi.

Kenya actually took the lead through a Michael Olunga goal. But, the Harambee Stars, who Wanyama captained on the day, didn't show the resolve needed to resist a 2-1 home loss to the former ACON champions.

Yesterday, Sadio Mane netted for Senegal in their ACON qualifier against Namibia in a comfortable 2-0 win.

West Ham's Cheick Kouyate opened the scoring for the Lions of Teranga, before Mane added to the scoreline around the hour mark. Senegal are sitting pretty in their group following on from their previous win over Burundi - a game in which the Saints winger also scored.

However, Curacao's Cuco Martina couldn't stop his countrymen from losing 1-0 at home to El Salvador in a vital 2018 World Cup qualifier.

Curacao have already surprised a number of countries after their recent recruitment drive from the Netherlands. Martina captained his side yesterday and will need his teammates to improve their performance for the return leg at El Salvador on Tuesday. A win would see them reach the CONCACAF qualifying group stages.