Mika Biereth made his first appearance for the Denmark u19s in a win for the team against Northern Ireland on Wednesday.

Mika Biereth with the Arsenal u23s (Photo via Arsenal Academy on Twitter)
Mika Biereth with the Arsenal u23s (Photo via Arsenal Academy on Twitter)

Denmark made their move for Arsenal’s Mika Biereth over the October break, giving him his first u19 call-up. Though Biereth was born and raised in England, he has a Danish passport and is eligible to represent them internationally.

For the most part, Denmark called up a relatively settled squad, with most of the rest of the u19s having already made appearances for the side in September or earlier.

So it wasn’t a huge surprise to see Biereth starting on the bench against Northern Ireland for his first game.

The 18-year-old came on at 0-0 in the 62nd minute, and Denmark almost immediately took the lead two minutes later. They doubled their advantage from the penalty spot in the 81st minute.

Though Biereth didn’t score either of the goals, the youth forward will be pleased with the debut win and the apparent impact of his substitution.

Biereth will get further chances to feature for the side against Kazakhstan on October 9th and the Czech Republic on October 12th, both at 14:00 BST.

On a related note, it appears Arsenal youth defender Henry Jeffcott has pulled out of the Northern Ireland squad. He was in the initial list of call-ups ahead of the break, but he was neither listed in the lineup nor on the substitute bench for the Denmark game.

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