BWFC International Round-Up

  • October 17, 2012 | By Chris Mann
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Four Bolton Wanderers regulars were involved in international action on Tuesday night, as they attempt to help their nations reach the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Keith Andrews, Adam Bogdan and Lee Chung-Yong were all involved in World Cup qualifying matches, while Marvin Sordell helped the England under-21 team reach the 2013 European Under-21 Championship finals.

Sordell played 62 minutes in Serbia, as Stuart Pearce's side recorded a 1-0 win thanks to a last gasp tap-in from Sunderland striker Connor Wickham.

The aftermath of that match was surrounded in controversy, however, with Sordell allegedly the victim of racial abuse from opposing players and supporters.

England's Danny Rose was shown a red card after the final whistle, after he kicked a ball into the crowd out of frustration. He responded to his dismissal by sarcastically making monkey impressions to fans.

In happier surroundings, Keith Andrews played the full 90 minutes as the Republic of Ireland bounced back from defeat to Germany last week, with a 4-1 win over the Faroe Islands.

Adam Bogdan was also left to celebrate victory. The Wanderers goalkeeper also completed 90 minutes, with Hungary running out 3-1 winners over Turkey to go second in their qualifying group.

Sam Ricketts was on the bench for Wales in their 2-0 defeat in Croatia, but he was unable to force his way into Chris Coleman's plans as he remained unused for the second time in five days.

In Asia, Lee Chung-Yong was a second half substitute for South Korea, but he was unable to help his country from slipping to defeat, as a late Javad Nekonam goal gave Iran a 1-0 win in Tehran.

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