clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

International Round-Up September 2014 (part two)

@pott95 is here to round up the final week's international news before the Royals are back in league action this Saturday against Fulham.

Stu Forster

With a few Royals in action for their countries in European Championship Qualifiers this week I will take you through who played and their performances for their respective countries.


Chris Gunter's Wales were in action against Andorra yesterday with Chris playing the full 90 minutes in a below-par performance from Wales in a game they probably should have won by more goals on paper. After going a shock goal behind, they needed some Garath Bale magic to turn it around and end up winning the game 2-1. Fellow Royals player, Jake Taylor, was an unused substitute in the match but will be looking to secure a place in Chris Coleman's squad for the future with some impressive performances with Reading.

Oliver Norwood played 79 minutes in a vital 2-1 win for Northern Ireland over Hungary as they look for a high placed finish in one of the easier groups in qualifying.

Alex Pearce was an unused substitute for Republic Of Ireland in their 2-1 win over Georgia. Alex can count himself unlucky to not secure a place in the starting 11 after scoring in a friendly against Oman last week.


Shane Griffin and Sean Long played 90 minutes in a 2-0 defeact against group favourites Germany for the Republic Of Ireland Under 21's. Pierce Sweeney also got 30 minutes under his belt as a substitute as he continues to recover from a broken nose in the previous weeks.

So that concludes the brief round up the Royals players in action for their country this week, as we now look forward to Saturday's match against Fulham.

Read part two of the international round-up here.