Newcastle United's Kieran Trippier boost as midfielder suffers injury blow on international duty

The season just keeps going for some of Newcastle United’s international stars.

Monday, 13th June 2022, 10:14 am
Updated Monday, 13th June 2022, 10:15 am

Seven Newcastle United players have been in senior international action while Elliot Anderson and Santiago Munoz were called-up to Scotland Under-21s and Mexico Under-21s squads respectively.

Here is a round-up of all of Newcastle’s international representatives…

Kieran Trippier – England

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Belgium's Johan Bakayoko and Scotland's Elliot Anderson fight for the ball during a soccer game between the U21 teams of Belgium and Scotland, Sunday 05 June 2022 in Sint-Truiden, the last qualification match (out of 8) in the group I, for the 2023 Under-21 European Championships. (Photo by BRUNO FAHY/BELGA MAG/AFP via Getty Images)

Kieran Trippier was back in the England starting line-up once again as they played out a goalless draw with Italy at Molineux in the Nations League.

The Newcastle full-back completed the full 90-minutes for the second time in the space of a week. An encouraging sign for Newcastle given he only recently returned from a broken metatarsal.

Next up for England and Trippier is their final Nations League match of the international break as they host Hungary at Molineux.

Emil Krafth – Sweden

Emil Krafth started for Sweden as they were beaten by neighbours Norway for the second time this international break.

The Magpies right-back played the full Nations League game as Sweden lost 3-2 in Oslo.His international duty is now over until September.

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Fabian Schar – Switzerland

Fabian Schar was an unused substitute as Switzerland beat Portugal 1-0 in their Nations League match. It was a good response to last weekend’s 4-0 defeat in Lisbon.

Schar will now enjoy a short break before returning to Newcastle for pre-season in July.

Jeff Hendrick – Republic of Ireland

The Newcastle midfielder played the final six minutes as Ireland beat Scotland 3-0 in their Nations League match in Dublin.

He will now prepare to face Ukraine in Poland on Tuesday before returning home.

Miguel Almiron – Paraguay

Miguel Almiron scored his first brace for Paraguay for Paraguay as they drew 2-2 in an international friendly match against South Korea on Friday.

Some tenacious closing down saw the 28-year-old win possession on the edge of the Korea penalty area before coolly finding the bottom right corner of the goal to give Paraguay a first-half lead.

Almiron doubled the visitors’ advantage shortly after the restart with a fine curling finish from 20-yards to complete a quick counter-attacking move.

Goals from Son Heung-min and Jung Woo-young completed a second-half comeback for South Korea.

Chris Wood – New Zealand

The striker was a late substitute in a goalless draw against Oman last week as New Zealand prepare for their crucial World Cup play-off against Costa Rica in Doha on Tuesday.

Santiago Munoz – Mexico Under-21s

After helping Mexico progress to the Tournoi Maurice Revello semi-finals, Santiago Munoz couldn’t stop his country suffer a 4-1 defeat to hosts and eventual winners France last week.

But after scoring his first Mexico Under-21s goal in the group stages against Indonesia, Munoz added to his tally in a third place play-off match as he scored a first-half header before assisting Efrain Alvarez in a 2-0 win over Colombia.

Elliot Anderson – Scotland Under-21s

The Scottish FA confirmed Elliot Anderson had not been included in their matchday squad for the 1-1 draw with Denmark on Friday due to injury.

The nature of seriousness of the injury is yet to be disclosed as the 19-year-old returns to Tyneside.

Bruno Guimaraes – Brazil

The 24-year-old helped Brazil pick up back to back wins against South Korea and Japan last week before heading back to his home country for a post-season holiday.