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International Clarets

14 October 2015

There was success for the three Clarets first-team squad on duty during the international break.

Sam Vokes made history with Wales as they qualified for their first major tournament since 1958.

Vokes replaced Joe Ledley on 75 minutes as they lost 2-0 to Bosnia & Herzegovina but a defeat for Israel meant they secured qualification in Zenica.

The Clarets striker then played 90 minutes last night as Chris Coleman’s side finished their historic campaign in style.

Goals from Aaron Ramsey and Gareth Bale’s seventh of the qualifying campaign secured a 2-0 win over Andorra in a party atmosphere at the Cardiff City Stadium.

Elsewhere, Stephen Ward played 69 minutes as the Republic of Ireland stunned world champions Germany in Dublin.

Shane Long’s solitarity strike was enough for victory and left automatic qualification in their own hands ahead of a tough trip to Warsaw.

However, Ireland were defeated 2-1 in Poland which sets up a play-off to reach the finals in France next summer.

Tom Heaton joined up with England for their final two European Championship Qualifiers against Estonia and Lithuania as they made it a perfect ten.

The Clarets was an unused substitute as they defeated Estonia 2-0 at Wembley with goals from Walcott and Sterling.

A trip to Vilnius then also proved fruitful as England recorded a 3-0 victory over Lithuania at the LFF Stadium in a game that saw former Claret Danny Ings make his senior debut.

Meanwhile, there was disappointment for Northern Ireland U21s as they lost 2-1 to Macedonia.

Oldham loanee Cameron Dummigan played the full 90 minutes with goalkeeper Conor Mitchell and Luke Conlan unused substitutes.

Youngster Brandon Wilson was also in international action for Australia U19s as they beat the Philippines 6-0 in the AFC U19 Championship.

The Aussie started and played 80 minutes as the Socceroos recorded a 2-0 victory over Laos before playing 35 minutes in a 2-0 defeat to Japan.

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