Youth international round up

Martins Samuel
  • A number of West Ham United youth players made appearances for their international side this weekend
  • Malyk Hamilton scored his first goal for Canada U18s in their draw with El Salvador
  • Rihards Matrevics played twice for Latvia U19s and is set to make a third appearance on Tuesday

A number of young West Ham United players have represented their youth international sides across the world during this international break.

Malyk Hamilton scored on just his second start for Canada U18s as they levelled their two match international series with El Salvador.

Canada drew the first match 1-1 in San Salvador, thanks to a late Alan Camacho equaliser, and were cancelled out by the same opponents in the second match.

Camacho scored again to level proceedings before Hamilton equalised with the first goal for his country in the second half to ensure a share of the spoils for Canada. 

Goalkeeper Rihards Matrevics has had a packed schedule, appearning twice in three days for Latvia U19s, and he's set to make his third appearance of this international break on Tuesday.

The 17-year-old was in goal as Latvia drew 2-2 with Turkey on Thursday and lost 3-0 to Ukraine on Saturday. He'll aim to keep his place for the encounter with Iceland this week. 

Josh Cullen played the full 90 minutes for the Republic of Ireland U21s on Friday as they lost 3-1 to Serbia. 

Everton's Courtney Duffus gave them the lead in the second half before Serbia - the World U20 champions last year - scored three times to clinch the victory.

Elsewhere, Domingos Quina came off the bench as Portugal U19s beat Italy 2-1 on Sunday in Marinha Grande. 

Vrioni Giacomo gave Italy the lead in the first-half before the Portuguese struck back through Pedro Marques and Gedson Fernandes to take the win. 

Martin Samuelsen was an unused substitute for the Norway senior side, as they were beaten 1-0 by Azerbaijan on Saturday. The 19-year-old will hope to make his first appearance of this international break against San Marino on Tuesday.

Declan Rice was also an unusued substitute as Republic of Ireland's Under 19s thrashed Gibraltar 5-0 on Saturday. They face Germany on Tuesday. 

Doneil Henry, who made his AC Horsens debut last week, was also away on international duty and helped Canada to a 4-0 win against Mauritania.