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INTERNATIONAL ROUND-UP

INTERNATIONAL ROUND-UP

By: Hibernian Media on 07 Oct, 2019 14:35

We know many of you will be missing your fix of Hibernian action during the international break, but it will be a busy week for the Hibees off around the globe representing their respective countries.

Glenn Middleton/Ryan Porteous (Scotland Under-21)

Glenn Middleton and Ryan Porteous were named in Scot Gemmill's Scotland Under-21 squad for their UEFA Under-21 Championship qualification double-header against Lithuania and the Czech Republic.

Scotland are hoping to qualify for the finals, which will be held in Hungary and Slovenia.

Glenn was on target for the Scots in the win over San Marino, while Ryan turned in a Man of the Match performance in the eye-catching triumph in Croatia.

Both started against Lithuania at Tynecastle Park and the Hibs pair came close to scoring, but despite dominating the Scots couldn't find the breakthrough and ultimately had to settle for a goal-less draw. 

You can watch the full game back here. 

The pair started once more for the Scots in Monday's 0-0 draw in the Czech Republic, which maintained Gemmill's side's unbeaten start to the group.

Ryan almost turned provider with a header across goal that Ross McCrorie just couldn't quite keep on target. 

Afterwards, Ryan's performance was described as 'immense' by Gemmill.

He said: "“The central defenders were immense. That is so good to watch, two players with the mentality of ‘You’re not scoring in our goal.’

“This team has been challenged to play with that edge, to have an identity and not concede goals. We have lost one goal in four games and been away to the top two seeds in the group."

Ofir Marciano (Israel)

Ofir started in the 3-1 defeat to Austria but he and his team-mates bounced back in Tuesday's 3-1 win over Latvia.

Yrik Galantes (Philippines)

Hibernian Academy graduate Yrik Galantes was an unused substitute for the Philippines in their goal-less FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifier against China PR.

The 18-year-old attacker, who is currently on loan at Gala Fairydean Rovers, made his international bow in last month's head to head with Guam.

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