International round up

There was good news for two Academy stars this wekk
West Ham United left-back Vashon Neufville was a second half substitute in England U17s emphatic 8-0 win over San Marino.

The highly rated defender came on in the 55th minute replacing Arsenal’s Reiss Nelson as the Young Lions routed their opponents in the Febres Sports Complex, Portugal.

The U17s next European Qualifier is against Armenia, who lost 7-0 to Portugal, on Thursday 1 October, kick off local time is 2pm.

Declan Rice played the full game as the Republic of Ireland U17 drew 1-1 with Sweden at the Harju Sport Center, Lohja, Finland.

Rice had an opportunity to score after just three minutes but his effort fell wide. The draw ensures Tom Mohan's side top spot and the opportunity for a better seeding in the Elite Phase draw.

Glen McAuley scored Ireland's goal just before half-time and the Irish looked set to record a clean sweep of victories before conceding a late equaliser from Chelsea's Joseph Colley with three minutes left.

Last week, Rice scored twice for the Republic of Ireland U17 in a 6-0 win over Malta. The highly rated defender-come-midfielder scored his first ever goal for his country with a powerful header from a free-kick after 34 minutes.

The youngster then doubled his personal tally shortly after the half-time interval as well as providing an assist.

The comprehensive win sees Rice’s side qualify for the UEFA U17 Championships Elite Qualifying Round.

In the Football League, Reece Burke played the full game as Bradford City slipped to a 2-0 away defeat at Colchester United.

First half goals from Callum Harriott and Marvin Sordell were enough to seal the victory. The Bantams next face Rochadale away on Saturday 3 October.