Sunday, October 9, 2011

International players report

Valencia CF had quite a few players representing their national teams, but only a few actually played.

Argentina 4-1 Chile; Ever Banega
Ever Banega who was one of the first players to get called up for his national team played in Argentinas win over Chile of 4-1. Ever Banega played for 72 minutes and did a good job in midfield, albeit unspectacular until he was substituted.

France 3-0 Albania ; Adil Rami, Jeremy Mathieu
Adil Rami also played for France and was their main defender with several defenders being injured that used to be in the first team.
Jeremy Mathieu on the other hand wasn't even on the bench for the French team, but could find himself easily on the bench and even playing as Abidal is still not injury free, Adil Rami also injured himself and even Patrice Evra got injured and removed at half time.

Brazil 1-0 Costa Rica; Jonas Goncalves
Jonas managed to play for his national team, but only for a few minutes in the closing stages of the match and could not do anything in the time he had. At least he played a little bit.

Ricardo Costa, Cristian Pereira for Portugal and U-21 respectively did not play and Costa wasn't even on the bench. Jordi Alba also watched from the stands and did not feature for Spain and Hedwiges Maduro got injured in training and so he obviously did not feature and should be actually coming home in few days.