Three players featured for their respective countries on international duty, representing Arsenal.

How did they fare?


Ainsley Maitland-Niles started and impressed in a defensive-minded midfield role for England u20s as they prevailed over Italy to progress into this weekend’s World Cup final.

There, they’ll play Venezuela and the 19-year-old’s impressive performance should see him rewarded with another start for Paul Simpson’s side.


Both defender Louise Quinn and winger Katie McCabe started for Republic of Ireland during their goalless friendly draw against Iceland on Thursday evening.

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McCabe (L) in action for Republic of Ireland during their draw with Iceland. (Picture source: Getty Images)

Completing the full 90 minutes, it’s important preparation ahead of their World Cup 2019 qualifying campaign and they battled hard for a draw on this occasion. For the match report, click here.

Who could be playing today?

  • Alexis Sánchez (Chile) vs Russia
  • Laurent Koscielny and Olivier Giroud (France) vs Sweden
  • Granit Xhaka (Switzerland) vs Faroe Islands
  • Leah Williamson and Beth Mead (England Ladies’ u23s) vs USA