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International Round-Up: March 2022

Find out how Pompey's players fared for their countries

30 March 2022

Joe Morrell in action for Wales

We take a look at how Pompey players fared during the recent round of international fixtures.

Joe Morrell
The midfielder played the full 90 minutes of Wales’ 1-1 friendly draw with Czech Republic in Cardiff.

A much-changed side fell behind to Tomas Soucek’s strike in the first half, only for Rubin Colwill to find an instant leveller.

The home side were not able to take any of their chances after the break, while goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey won his 100th cap.

Morrell was unable to feature in a World Cup play-off semi-final clash with Austria a few days earlier because he was suspended.

But a 2-1 win – courtesy of two fine Gareth Bale goals – means he will hope to be involved in the final against either Scotland or Ukraine this summer.

Haji Mnoga
The teenage defender – who is currently on loan at Weymouth – earned his first caps for Tanzania.

He started in both a 3-1 victory over Central African Republic and a 1-1 draw against Sudan, while a third friendly contest with Botswana was cancelled.

Mnoga had previously represented England up to under-17 level before deciding to play for the Taifa Stars.

Ollie Webber
The keeper played the entirety of a 2-1 defeat to Slovakia for Northern Ireland U21s in qualifying for the European Championship.

Carl Johnston’s equaliser looked to have gained the visitors a point in Žilina, only for them to concede a late penalty.

Webber – who joined Pompey from Crystal Palace in January – was then an unused substitute for a 5-0 friendly defeat in France.

Harry Jewitt-White
The academy midfielder was included in the Wales U18 squad for a couple of friendlies with Finland in Wrexham.

The first ended in a 3-1 victory, while the second – which Jewitt-White started – finished all square at 2-2.


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