International Yellows round-up

17 / 06 / 2019

Toko Ekambi scored once more with Cameroon and Chukwueze started for Nigeria

Two Villarreal CF players took centre stage with their respective countries in the past few days. Karl Toko Ekambi started for Cameroon and scored in the draw against Mali (1-1), playing the first 63 minutes of the friendly tie. Samu Chukwueze also started for his country, as Nigeria lost against Senegal (1-0) in another preparatory match for the Africa Cup of Nations. Ramiro Funes Mori did not feature for Argentina in their loss against Colombia in the Copa América (0-2), and Alfonso Pedraza also did not play for Spain as they started the European U21 Championships with a loss against Italy (3-1).

The matches Villarreal players have been and will be involved in are the following (time in Spain):

Santi Cazorla (Spain)

Euro 2020 qualifiers:

  • Faroe Islands vs Spain (1-4).
  • Spain vs Sweden (3-0).

Alfonso Pedraza (Spain U21)

European U21 Championships group stage:

  • Italy vs Spain (3-1).
  • Spain vs Belgium: Wednesday 19th June, 6:30pm at the MAPEI Stadium (Italy).
  • Spain vs Poland: Saturday 22nd June, 9pm at the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara (Italy).

Ramiro Funes Mori (Argentina)

Copa América preparatory match:

  • Argentina vs Nicaragua (5-1).

Copa América group stage (Group B):

  • Argentina vs Colombia (0-2).
  • Argentina-Paraguay: Thursday 20th June, at 2:20am, at the Mineirao (Brazil).
  • Catar-Argentina: Sunday 23rd June, at 9pm, at the Arena do Gremio (Brazil). 

Samu Chukwueze (Nigeria)

Africa Cup of Nations preparatory matches:

  • Nigeria vs Zimbabwe (0-0).
  • Senegal vs Nigeria (1-0).

Africa Cup of Nations group stage (Group B):

  • Nigeria vs Burundi: Saturday 22nd June, 7pm at the Alexandria Stadium (Egypt).
  • Nigeria vs Guinea: Wednesday 26th June, 4:30pm at the Alexandria Stadium (Egypt).
  • Madagascar vs Nigeria: Sunday 30th June, 6pm at the Alexandria Stadium (Egypt).

Karl Toko Ekambi (Cameroon)

Africa Cup of Nations preparatory matches:

  • Cameroon vs Zambia (2-1).
  • Cameroon vs AD Alcorcón (11-0).
  • Cameroon vs Mali (1-1).

Africa Cup of Nations group stage (Group  F):

  • Cameroon vs Guinea-Bissau: Tuesday 25th June, 7pm at the Ismailia Stadium (Egypt).
  • Cameroon vs Ghana: Saturday 29th June, 7pm at the Ismailia Stadium (Egypt).
  • Benin vs Cameroon: Tuesday 2nd July, 6pm at the Ismailia Stadium (Egypt).

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