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International Round-Up: September 2022

Find out how Pompey's players fared for their countries

28 September 2022

Joe Morrell in action for Wales against Belgium
Club News

International Round-Up: September 2022

Find out how Pompey's players fared for their countries

28 September 2022

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

Joe Morrell
Wales continued their preparations for the World Cup in Qatar with their final two Nations League matches.

Morrell came off the bench during a 2-1 defeat in Belgium and looked to have conceded a penalty following a challenge on Kevin De Bruyne.

Replays showed that the Pompey midfielder had made a clean challenge, however, and the decision was overturned.

Morrell then played the full 90 minutes of a 1-0 defeat to Poland in Cardiff, with the result ensuring that Wales were relegated from the top tier of the Nations League.

With attention now turning to the World Cup, he told the BBC: “We are going to need at least four points to go through.

“But if it comes down to needing something against England, we'd be happy with that because, you know, they’re beatable.

“We’re more than happy for them to get the headlines. All the papers will talk about them – and that suits us.”

Dane Scarlett
After helping England under-19s win the European Championship over the summer, the on-loan Pompey striker made the step up to under-20s level.

Led by former Blues coach Ian Foster, they had a trio of friendly matches at the Pinatar Arena in Spain.

Scarlett came off the bench in 3-0 victories over Chile and Australia, which sandwiched a 2-1 success against Morocco.

He started that corner and a deflected shot in the second half won a corner that led to Tim Iroegbunam netting England’s second goal.

Josh Griffiths
The on-loan Pompey keeper is still waiting to win his first cap for Lee Carsley’s England under-21 side.

He was an unused substitute in a 2-0 win in Italy and a 3-1 come-from-behind victory over Germany at Bramall Lane.

Harry Jewitt-White
The teenage midfielder – who is currently on loan at Gosport – featured in all three European Under-19 Championship qualifiers for Wales in Bangor and Wrexham.

He started a 2-0 defeat by Republic of Ireland and came off the bench in the two matches that sandwiched it, a goalless draw with Hungary and a 9-2 rout of Gibraltar.

Alfie Bridgman
Another recent graduate of the Pompey academy was also in under-19s action, with Bridgman featuring for Malta.

And the midfielder – who is impressing during a loan stint with Bognor – found the target in defeats to Scotland and Croatia.


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