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Clarets International-Who Did What?

Clarets International-Who Did What?

Cameroon beat Togo 3-0 in Yaounde yesterday in an African Group A World Cup qualifying match but Andre Bikey did not feature and was not even named on the bench. The result though means that Cameroon are now favourites to qualify for the World Cup 2010 in South Africa keeping a Clarets connection in the competition alive. Cameroon are currently top of their Group A table already one point ahead of second place Gabon. The Group will be decided on 14th November when Cameroon will play bottom club, Morocco away in their final match. A win would ensure their qualification and only the top side qualifies for the World Cup.

Steven Fletcher was another Claret on international duty and he was named on the bench for Scotland's friendly match against Japan in Yokohama. He came on for the second half replacing Miller and came close to breaking the deadlock. Chasing towards goal though, he was denied a shooting opportunity after Kawashima, the Japanese keeper came out to dive at his feet before he could pull the trigger. It was heartbreak time again though for Scotland when Japan got two goals in the last ten minutes; nothing less than they deserved having dominated play against Scotland's makeshift side for most of the match.

An important game for the Scotland Under 21 side also took place yesterday. They had a UEFA Under 21 Championship qualifying match against Belarus at St Mirren Park

Two Clarets players had been named in the squad by Billy Stark. Brian Easton was named on the bench but didn't feature whilst Kevin McDonald played the whole game.

McDonald almost broke the deadlock, heading just wide of the post in the first half with Scotland looking in command and dictating the midfield.

The second half was rather a scrappy affair and despite the Scots dominance, the game looked to be heading for a frustrating 0-0 draw

A goal though by substitute Jamie Murphy two minutes into added time gave Scotland all three points and a share of first place in the UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 10 table.

Scotland U21 now have nine points from four games, level at the top of the section with Austria. Previous leaders, Belarus are now three points behind the Scots with a game in hand. Scotland go to Azerbaijan next on 14 November, while Belarus host Albania this Wednesday.


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Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Sunday October 11 2009
Time: 10:06AM

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Come on Cameroon! Would love to see them qualify and Bikey to line up for them against England!! ;-)
turfmanphil
11/10/2009 10:12:00
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Would be quite funny Phil - But what if Bikey was to score against the English boys!!!!
Claretdale
11/10/2009 11:09:00
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Would love it as long as we won 2-1!! ;-)
turfmanphil
11/10/2009 11:41:00
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:-) How did Big Kev do - Have we had any reports as to whether he put in a good performance?
Claretdale
11/10/2009 11:43:00
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Reports are few and far between, the fact he stayed on for 90 minutes is encouraging
turfmanphil
11/10/2009 11:46:00
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Who was playing ahead of Bikey, for Cameroon he must be good.
Grimsby Claret
11/10/2009 20:14:00
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I watched the scots game against Japan 2-0 was harsh on them & Flecher was so unlucky on 2 occaisions when he was deemed offside when he banged it in the net ( i thought he was level) & 1 on 1 with the keeper sticking his leg out to deny him. As for the english they were flippin useless! Still gutted for Rep Ireland how close to victory (even if it was a PNE reject who scored their 2nd)lol.
ruane
11/10/2009 20:28:00
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Not bothered about any of the scores etc, just that they all come back to Burnley unscathed and ready for the big game on Sunday
sheclaret
12/10/2009 11:59:00
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Looks like that was achieved at least
turfmanphil
12/10/2009 12:31:00
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Bikey played the full 90 mins of a friendly between Angola and Cameroon last night (Wed 14th Oct) in Portugal. The game finished 0-0 and Bikey returns to training for Clarets on Friday
turfmanphil
15/10/2009 15:32:00
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