International round-up

A number of West Ham players are in action for their countries over the international break
West Ham United defender Reece Oxford played 90 minutes as his England U18s side thrashed the Republic of Ireland 4-1. 

The Easter Sunday fixture was played at St. George's Park and the Young Lions were always in control, as they took a 2-0 first half lead before wrapping the game up after the visitors pulled one back.

On Saturday, Hammers mifdielder Cheikhou Kouyate was part of the Senegal side that beat Niger 2-0 in African Cup of Nations qualifying.

Kouyate's men took the lead through Hull City man Mo Diame before Everton striker Oumar Niasse grabbed the second. 

Elsewhere, Hammers goalkeeper Sam Howes was an unused substitute for England U19s as they were held 1-1 at home to Greece in their Euro Elite qualifying campaign. The side had previously beaten Georgia 2-1 on Thursday.

On Friday, Dimitri Payet played 90 minutes as France beat Holland 3-2.
In an enthralling encounter at the Amsterdam ArenA, the Hammers’ French superstar helped Les Blues gain an early two-goal lead through Antoine Greizmann and Arsenal forward Olivier Giroud.
The Netherlands pegged the visitors back though and squared the game up in the 86th minute, before France’s Blaise Matuidi grabbed the winner a minute later.
Payet – who was recalled to the squad by boss Didier Deschamps after such impressive performances in claret and blue – will hope to be involved again on Tuesday as his side host Russia.
Also on Friday, Hammers stopper Darren Randolph was on a winning side as he kept a clean sheet to record a 1-0 win for the Republic of Ireland over Switzerland.
Aston Villa defender Ciaran Clark scored the game’s only goal as Randolph played all 90 minutes in the international friendly. Slovakia, who visit on Tuesday, are Martin O’Neill’s side’s next opponents.
Victor Moses’ Nigeria could not, however, make it a clean sweep for Hammers stars on Friday, as they were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Egypt.

And there was a defeat for young midfielder Martin Samuelsen, who made his Norway U21 debut in a 1-0 defeat against Holland.
Back on Thursday, West Ham and Ecuador striker Enner Valencia was on target as he scored the opener in a 2-2 draw against Paraguay.
The draw means that Valencia’s nation stay top of their tricky World Cup qualifying group which contains both Brazil and Argentina.
In action on Wednesday evening was 17-year-old defender Reece Oxford, as he played 90 minutes in England U18s’ 3-2 victory over Austria. The Young Lions twice came from behind to down the hosts.