Captain Vuckic On Target
Written by Newcastle Utd
Newcastle United FC
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.
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 The Magpies midfielder was withdrawn after 67 minutes.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.