BWFC International Round-Up

  • September 11, 2012 | By Chris Mann
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Three of Bolton Wanderers' international contingent were in action on Tuesday as they bid to reach the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

Lee Chung-Yong, Adam Bogdan and Sam Ricketts were in all in action for their respective countries, but it was a bad night as none of them will return to England with victories under their belts.

South Korea retained their unbeaten record in the qualifying campaign, but were made to settle for a point as they were held to a 2-2 draw in Uzbekistan.

Chung-Yong played 55 minutes in the Korean midfield, before being replaced by Kim Shin-Wook.

An own goal from Ki Sungyueng gave the hosts an early lead, but goals either side of the break from Kwak Tae-Hwi and Lee Dong-Gook put South Korea in control, only for Sanjar Tursunov to ensure the game ended all square.

Adam Bogdan completed the full 90 minutes for Hungary, but his side crashed to a 4-1 defeat at home to the Netherlands.

Jeremain Lens put the visitors ahead with just two minutes on the clock, but Hungary were level four minutes later after Balazs Dzsudzsak converted from the penalty spot.

Hungary's hopes of a shock weren't to be, however, as further goals from Bruno Martens, a second from Lens and a late strike from Klaas Jan Huntelaar gave Louis Van Gaal's side a comfortable victory in Budapest.

Bogdan wasn't the only Wanderers player on the receiving end of a thumping defeat, as Sam Ricketts' Wales side fell to a 6-1 reversal in Novi Sad.

Ricketts was introduced as a half time substitute at the Karadorde Stadium, with Wales already trailing 3-1 thanks to goals from Aleksandar Kolarov, Zoran Tosic and Filip Duricic. Gareth Bale was on target for the visitors.

The introduction of Ricketts did little to help Chris Coleman's struggling side, as second half goals from Dusan Tadic, Branislav Ivanovic and Miralem Sulejmani completed the rout.

Tim Ream may be involved when the United States host Jamaica in Columbus, Ohio, at 1am (UK time).

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