Watford defender William Troost-Ekong earned his 50th international cap with Nigeria as they beat Liberia 2-0 in a World Cup qualifier on Friday.

The Super Eagles play their second game of the international break tomorrow against Cape Verde.


Also in action during the international break was Craig Cathcart, who played all 90 minutes of Northern Ireland's qualifier for Qatar 2022 against Lithuania, which they won 4-1.

Northern Ireland also beat Estonia 1-0 in a friendly, but Cathcart was an unused substitute for that match.

Elsewhere, Ken Sema was an unused substitute as Sweden beat Spain 2-1 in a World Cup qualifier, but played the full 90 minutes of their friendly victory over Uzbekistan yesterday.

Out on loan goalkeeper Pontus Dahlberg was an unused sub in both matches.

Also an unused substitute was Joshua King, who played no part in Norway's 1-1 World Cup qualifier draw with the Netherlands last week, although King did come off the bench during his nation's 2-0 win over Latvia in the same competition.

There was mixed fortunes for goalkeeper Daniel Bachmann, who kept a clean sheet for Austria in their 2-0 qualifier win over Moldova on Wednesday, but conceded five at the hands of Israel in a 5-2 defeat, in which he was also booked.

Juraj Kucka's Slovakia earned a draw against Slovenia but were beaten by Croatia, with the midfielder involved in both games.

Adam Masina played a part in Morocco's 2-0 win over Sudan in their World Cup qualifier on Thursday, but their match against Guinea today has been postponed following an attempted coup that saw the Moroccan squad escorted from the country.

Imran Louza was an unused substitute in the win last week.

Ismaila Sarr played a part in Senegal's 2-0 World Cup qualifier win over Togo last week. He was replaced by Ballo Toure with two minutes to go.