International round-up: Arnautovic and Kouyate feature in draws

Marko Arnautovic in action for Austria against Georgia

West Ham United pair Marko Arnautovic and Cheikhou Kouyate both played 90 minutes as Austria and Senegal both picked up draws in their latest FIFA World Cup qualifiers on Tuesday night.

Arnautovic’s Austria came from behind to claim a share of the spoils against Georgia in European qualifying Group D.

The Georgians led through Valeriane Gvilla’s early opener, until Austria’s Louis Schaub levelled two minutes before the break.

A final scoreline of 1-1 means Austria have now drawn three of their eight qualifiers and now sit five points adrift of James’ Collins Wales, who occupy second place behind Serbia.

Meanwhile, in Ouagadougou, Kouyate started in midfield for Senegal, who first came from behind and were then pegged back by Burkina Faso in their 2-2 draw.

Ismaila Sarr and Sadio Mane were on target for Senegal, but a last gasp own goal by Papa Seydou N’Diaye means they remain a point off top spot in Africa’s Group D.

Chicharito was an unused substitute as already-qualified Mexico drew 1-1 in Costa Rica in their latest World Cup qualifier in the CONCACAF region.

James Collins, Andre Ayew and Arthur Masuaku were not involved as Wales defeated Moldova, Ghana beat Congo and DR Congo drew with Tunisia respectively.

There was more success for West Ham’s Irish U21 contingent, as Josh Cullen and Declan Rice started in the Boys In Green’s 3-1 UEFA U21 Championship qualifying victory in Azerbaijan.

Ireland, captained by Cullen, now top Group 5 with two wins from two, although tougher tests against the likes of Germany and Israel await.

Finally, Dan Kemp was on the bench as England U19s were defeated 3-1 by Germany. The Hammers youngster played a key role in the Young Lions’ 7-1 victory against Poland last week, providing two assists.