How Burnley’s Bailey Peacock-Farrell fared v Italy as Maxwel Cornet prepped for Ivory Coast game

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How Burnley's Bailey Peacock-Farrell fared v Italy as Maxwel Cornet prepped for Ivory Coast game
How Burnley's Bailey Peacock-Farrell fared v Italy as Maxwel Cornet prepped for Ivory Coast game

Africa-Press – Gambia. Burnley have a host of stars away on international duty at present as players from the squad get minutes under their belts for their countries.

In terms of qualification for next year’s World Cup in Qatar, the likes of Clarets duo Connor Roberts and Wayne Hennessey are with Wales and both features for Robert Page’s side in their 5-1 win over Belarus last week.The duo will aiming to be involved this evening against Belgium, where a win would put them just two points off the table toppers.

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Last night, Bailey Peacock-Farrell, who is currently on loan at Sheffield Wednesday for the campaign, played for Northern Ireland against European champions Italy.

The goalkeeper kept a clean sheet as Ian Barraclough’s side picked up a point but the Italians flattered to deceive in Belfast, rarely threatening Peacock-Farrell’s goal.The stopper picked up a yellow card for time wasting before the end of the clash.

Winger Maxwel Cornet scored and assisted for the Ivory Coast in their World Cup qualifier against Mozambique on Saturday and is poised to be involved against Cameroon this evening.

It is a key clash with Cameroon just one point behind the Ivory Coast in their qualifying group and Cornet will be hoping to be on the winning side this evening.

Matej Vydra meanwhile could face Estonia for the Czech Repulic this evening, after coming off the bench in a 7-0 friendly victory over Kuwait last week.Chris Wood could play for New Zealand in a friendly against Gambia today, having been an unused substitute in a behind closed doors friendly against Algeria last week.

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