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INTERNATIONAL ROUND-UP

16 November 2021

Both Michał Helik and Will Hondermarck have been away from Oakwell over the international break as part of their respective nations qualifying campaigns.

Our towering centre-back, Helik, joined up with Poland as their FIFA 2022 World Cup qualifying drew to a close on Monday evening.

The Poles, who overcame Andorra 4-1 at the end of last week, needed to beat Hungary and pray for a minor miracle in the hope that San Marino pulled off one of the greatest upsets in international football history against England.

However, despite the Three Lions’ 10-0 triumph against the world’s lowest ranked nation, Poland were unable to do their part as they succumbed to a 2-1 defeat at home to Hungary in Warsaw and must now settle for a place in the play-offs.

Helik was an unused substitute in both fixtures.

Elsewhere, young midfielder, Hondermarck, was also on the bench as Republic of Ireland U21s lost 2-0 against Italy in Dublin on Friday night.

Jim Crawford’s side currently sit fourth in Group F of their UEFA Euro U21 qualifying campaign after five games and host leaders Sweden on Tuesday evening.

Hondermarck will be hoping to earn his first cap when the game gets underway at 5:30pm.


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