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Reading FC International Roundup - October 2015 (Part 2)

There was an injury scare for a Reading forward amidst a positive week of international news - here's our roundup.

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Paul McShane (Republic of Ireland)

Another night on the bench for McShane in Ireland colours, as he wasn't called upon during their 2-1 defeat to Poland. A 2-2 draw or a victory would have given the Irish automatic qualification for Euro 2016 but instead they'll face a play-off for a place in France next summer.

Sean Long, Shane Griffin (ROI U21s)

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Long played the full ninety at right back, whilst Griffin was an unused substitute, as the U21 side lost their 100% record in qualifying to Italy. The Republic now lie third in the group behind Serbia and the Italians, who have both won 3 out of 3 so far - only the top two in each group hold any chance of making it to the final tournament in 2017.

Oliver Norwood (Northern Ireland)

Nothing at stake for Norwood and Northern Ireland in their final qualifying match as they drew 1-1 with Finland in Helsinki. The Reading midfielder played the whole match but with top spot already secured in Group 6, the pressure had certainly already been lifted from Michael O'Neill's men.

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Michael Hector (Jamaica)

Hector wasn't involved as the Reggae Boyz slumped to a 3-0 loss against South Korea. Garath McCleary wasn't called up to the squad this time but he'll be pushing for a recall for two World Cup qualifiers against Panama and Haiti in November. Former Royals Shaun Cummings and Adrian Mariappa played the full game in defeat.

Ali Al Habsi (Oman)

An important win for Al Habsi's side as they overcame India 3-0 to keep alive their hopes of qualifying for the next round of World Cup qualifying. With Iran not playing a second competitive game this international break, Oman top the group by three points but having played one game more.

Chris GunterHal Robson-Kanu (Wales)

There was a happy ending to Wales qualification campaign as they signed off with a 2-0 win over Andorra. Both Gunter and Robson-Kanu started but worryingly for Steve Clarke, Hal was forced off just 23 minutes in with an ankle injury and was seen in a protective boot afterwards. There's been no confirmation on the extent of his injury as of yet.

Paolo Hurtado (Peru)

Hurtado was named as an unused sub as Peru lost 4-3 at home to a Chile side inspired by a brace each from Eduardo Vargas and some bloke named Alexis Sanchez.

Danny Williams (USA)

Danny Williams played the full 90 in a 1-0 home defeat by Costa Rica that's heaped more pressure on the under fire Jurgen Klinsmann. Our partner site Stars and Stripes FC who cover the US National team had very little positive to say on the game but there is an amusing picture of a dog, so why not give it a look.