International round-up

West Ham United's Enner Valencia scored his eighth goal in 14 internationals for Ecuador in a 4-0 friendly victory over fellow South Americans Bolivia in Miami, Florida on Saturday.

Valencia netted Ecuador's third - his seventh goal in his last seven international appearances - by latching onto a through ball from fellow goalscorer Juan Cazares, rounding the goalkeeper and slotting home. Ecuador face Brazil in New Jersey on Tuesday.

Cheikhou Kouyate enjoyed a winning start to Senegal's 2015 CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifying Group G campaign with a 2-0 victory over Egypt in Dakar. Kouyate played the full 90 minutes and was joined on the pitch in the second half by substitute Mohamed Diame, who he could face following the latter's departure to Hull City on transfer deadline day.

Senegal travel to Gaborone to take on Botswana, who lost 2-1 in Tunisia in their own opening tie, on Tuesday.

In Uzbekistan, Winston Reid earned his 18th cap for New Zealand as he captained the All Whites to a 3-1 friendly defeat in Tashkent on Monday afternoon.

Kieran Sadlier played for more than an hour as Republic of Ireland U21s completed their UEFA European U21 Championship qualifying campaign with a 2-0 defeat by Germany in Magdeburg on Friday 5 September. The attacking midfielder, who turns 20 on 14 September, was making his second appearance at that level for his country.

Sam Howes made his England U18 debut in successful fashion as the Young Lions roared to a 4-1 victory over the Netherlands in Bury.

Howes, fresh from his Hammers first-team debut in pre-season and winning the UEFA European U17 Championship with his country in May, lined up for his first crack at U18 international football on Wednesday 3 September.

And it was another successful occasion for the 16-year-old, who was beaten only by a close-range strike from Marlon Slabbekoorn early on. England stormed back from a goal down to win comfortably, with Howes doing his job by making a fantastic double save to deny Ruben de Jager with the score still poised at 1-0 to the Dutch.

The two nations met again at the same venue, Bury FC's JD Stadium, on Friday 5 September, when Howes was an unused substitute in a 3-1 victory over the Dutch.

Elsewhere, Jamie Harney's Northern Ireland U19s came back from a two-goal deficit to draw 2-2 with their Icelandic counterparts in Dungannon. The Northern Irish faced the same opposition at Queen's Sport, Belfast, on Friday, with the hosts running out 3-1 victors.

Harney's international commitments were not over there, either, as the defender made his U21 debut in a 4-1 UEFA European U21 Championship Group 9 qualifying defeat by Serbia at Shamrock Park in Portadown on Tuesday. The loss confirmed that the Northern Irish would miss the 2015 finals in the Czech Republic.

Josh Cullen played the opening 45 minutes for Republic of Ireland U19s in their 1-0 friendly victory over Netherlands at Dublin's Tallaght Stadium on Monday 8 September. The midfielder won the game-winning penalty when he was fouled by Tarik Kada and Leeds United's Eoghan Stokes converted from the spot.

This page will be regularly updated as West Ham's internationals appear for their respective countries over the coming days.