Eight Addicks are away this week and half of next on international duty, many more than we have seen for years. Whilst we nervously search for any sign of a potential knock, it always fills me with pride seeing Charlton players pull on their national jerseys.
Tonight in Euro qualifying group G Israel drew 1-1 with North Macedonia in the desert city of Be’er Sheva. A surprise substitute on the hour for Israel was Beram Kayal. He looks to have come through unscathed and Lee Bowyer will be pleased that the midfielder clocked some competitive minutes. Meanwhile on 75 minutes Tomer Hemed also came on as a sub for the hosts for his 38th cap.
At Shrewsbury Conor Gallagher played the whole game in England’s U20’s 0-0 draw with the Netherlands, whilst Jonathan Leko was substituted on 66 minutes.
Josh Cullen was an unused substitute in Dublin as Ireland drew with Switzerland 1-1 in Euro group D. Ireland stay top of the group.
Lyle Taylor and Montserrat kick off their CONCACAF Nations League campaign on Saturday at home to the Dominican Republic. Wales with Tom Lockyer and Jonny Williams in the squad host Azerbaijan in Cardiff tomorrow night.