21.06.2023Bayer 04

#InternationalWerkself: Azmoun wins CAFA Nations Cup

An emphatic victory and a final win: Five Bayer 04 players were in action again for their National teams in recent days and they provided some genuine highlights – the international update.

Werkself player Sardar Azmoun was in the Iran starting line-up in the final of the CAFA Nations Cup on Tuesday night 20 June. The tournament is the Central Asian championship and it was played for the first time in 2023. For Azmoun and his teammates the opponents in the final were Uzbekistan. The Bayer 04 striker scored the only goal of the game on 48 minutes to win the inaugural CAFA Nations Cup – congratulations, Sardar!

emphatic victory for HRADCEKY, wins for Hlozek and Pentz

Bayer 04 captain Lukas Hradecky with Finland faced San Marino on Monday 19 June. Hradecky and Co. clocked up an emphatic 6-0 victory in the Euro 2024 qualifier. The Eagle Owls lead Group H with three wins from four games.

Striker Adam Hlozek played for Czechia a day later in a friendly against Montenegro. The Czechs won the game 4-1. Hlozek came off the bench on 70 minutes and he scored the final goal of the game on 85 minutes. Austria, with goalkeeper Patrick Pentz in the squad, played Sweden in the Euro 2024 qualifiers. The match in Vienna ended in a 2-0 for the hosts. Pentz did not feature. Midfielder Florian Wirtz was in the Germany squad for the final friendly in the current international break against Colombia on Tuesday night. The match at the Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen ended in a 2-0 defeat for the team coached by Hansi Flick. Wirtz did not play.

Forthcoming international fixtures:

Amine Adli (France U21)

22 June: France U21 vs Italy U21 (Group stage, U21 Euros)

25 June: Norway U21 vs France U21 (Group stage, U21 Euros)

28 June: France U21 vs Switzerland U21 (Group stage, U21 Euros)

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