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International round-up: How did Southampton's players get on for their countries?

All of Southampton's international players' exploits in one place

United Arab Emirates v Japan - FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images,

Here's a brief round-up of Southampton's internationals and their exploits while on duty for their national teams.


Germany v England - International Friendly Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

England: Ryan Bertrand, Nathan Redmond, James Ward-Prowse

Nathan Redmond and James Ward-Prowse made their senior England debuts under the guidance of their former coach at U21 level, Gareth Southgate.

Redmond came on as a second-half substitute for former Saint Adam Lallana on 66 minutes and looked dangerous in bursts. Ward-Prowse also started on the bench, coming onto the pitch on 82 minutes and not really having enough time to assert his game.

Ryan Bertrand also featured—looking good in his 82-minute stint at left-back before being replaced with another ex-Southampton Academy graduate in Luke Shaw.

Unfortunately for these three Saints, England lost 1-0 away to Germany in Dortmund with former Arsenal man Lukas Podolski smashing in a long-range screamer to earn Die Mannschaft the friendly win.


United Arab Emirates v Japan - FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images,

Japan: Maya Yoshida

Maya Yoshida captained Japan to an all-important 2-0 away victory against the United Arab Emirates in last night's World Cup qualifier.

It was the first time the Saints centre half wore the captain's armband for his country, but it could prove a good omen considering the UAE beat them 2-1 on home soil in last year's return fixture.

Goals from Yuya Kubo and Yasuyuki Konno mean Japan top the table alongside Saudi Arabia and are in the automatic World Cup qualifying places of writing.


Curacao: Cuco Martina

Southampton right-back Cuco Martina captained Curacao to an unexpected 1-1 draw away at El Salvador's Estadio Cuscatlan.

Curacao were handed a shock lead by striker Felitciano Zschusschen on 74 minutes.

Holding onto their lead for dear life, Martina and Co. couldn't withstand the pressure as El Salvador's Rodolfo Zelaya struck in injury time to level the score in this international friendly.