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International Journal (November)

The International Journal (November)

For the last international break of 2021, 5 of our players left Sint-Truiden to represent their national selection.
Here is a little summary of what happened with our international Canaries.

Jonathan Buatu (Angola)
The strong defender was once again one of the strongholders of Angola, playing in both of their games for 90 minutes. Unfortunately for the Palancas Negras, their dream of qualifying for the World Cup are completely over. With two draws, 2-2 against Egypt and 1-1 against Libya, Buatu and his colleagues finish last of their group.

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Liberato Cacace (New-Zealand)
The All Whites participated in the friendly tournament at the Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum Stadium in Dubai. Our very own Kiwi came in as a sub in the first game against Algeria's FIFA Arab Cup side, which New Zealand won 2-1. They then faced The Gambia and Cacace started the game before getting subbed off at the 90+5 minute. Libby and his fellow New-Zealanders took the win home once again. The final score was 2-0.

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Keo Boets (Belgium U19)
Our young keeper joined the U19 squad of the Red Devils during this international break. Unfortunately for Keo, he didn't get any playing minutes. The coach preferred Vic Chambaere of KRC Genk to defend the cage. The U19 squad had a successful campaign with 2 big wins against Arzebaidjan 1-5 and Luxemburg 5-1 and ended up with a draw against Spain 2-2.

Mathias Delorge en Arnaud Dony (Belgium U18)
3 friendly games were on the schedule for our young canaries. The first game against Portugal resulted in a loss 2-1 for our Belgium U18. Both Mathias and Arnaud started the game and were subbed out at the 63rd minutes. The U18 then faced England for the second game which resulted in a scoreless draw. Only Arnaud Dony got some playing time in this game, coming in at the 76th minute. In their last game the young Red Devils met with the neighbours of Holland. Although the team lost 2-1, Coach Wesley Sonck showed his faith in Mathias and Arnaud once again giving them both a spot in the starting eleven.

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