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Captain Vuckic On Target

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Haris Vuckic scored for Slovenia's under-21s while several of his Newcastle team-mates were also on international duty in recent days

By Dan King - Newcastle United Digital Editor

Haris Vuckic captained Slovenia under-21s on Friday night and put them in front against Russia but his side were eventually beaten 2-1 in a European Championship qualifier in Khimki.

The Newcastle man played for 87 minute ahead of Tuesday's game against Denmark.

Also at under-21 level, Sammy Ameobi came on for England in the 75th minute as they beat Moldova 1-0 in Gareth Southgate's first match in charge on Thursday night.

And on the same evening, Adam Campbell started for England under-19s in Estonia, playing for the first 45 minutes as the Young Lions won 6-1.

Meanwhile on the senior international stage, Shane Ferguson was involved as Northern Ireland fought hard against Portugal on Friday but ended up losing 4-2 and having two men sent off. Ferguson was substituted in the 76th minute.

Moussa Sissoko played the whole game as France were held to a 0-0 draw by Georgia while Mathieu Debuchy was an unused substitute while Paul Dummett had the same role as Wales lost 2-1 in Macedonia.

On Saturday, Cheick Tiote picked up a booking as Ivory Coast drew 1-1 with Morocco. The Magpies midfielder was withdrawn after 67 minutes.

And Shola Ameobi was an 84th minute substitute for Nigeria as they beat Malawi 2-0.