Zinchenko scores against England in international play.

Zinchenko scores against England in international play.

Oleksandr Zinchenko scored the opening goal of the game as Ukraine drew 1-1 with England in Euro 2024 qualifying round on Saturday.

Running onto the ball and scoring from the centre of the penalty area, Oleksandr found the back of the net with Ukraine’s sole shot on target to earn a point for his side, who were eventually pegged back by Kyle Walker’s goal.

In a match in which fellow Gunners Declan Rice and Bukayo Saka played 90 and 86 minutes, respectively, for the Three Lions, they managed to hold on to earn a point in Poland. However, Eddie Nketiah is still awaiting his debut for England, which might occur on Tuesday against Scotland.

With 13 points, England is still in first place in Group C. Ukraine is in second place with 7 points.

Takehiro Tomiyasu completed the entire game for Japan, which defeated Germany 4-1 in an international friendly on Saturday. Kai Havertz played 73 minutes for the hosts, who lost four of their previous five games and had Hansi Flick fired as their head coach following the encounter.

Leandro Trossard played 79 minutes in Belgium’s 1-0 qualifying victory away to Azerbaijan on Saturday, helping his country stay atop Group F with the same number of points as Austria but a superior goal differential.

Jakob Kiwior played the whole 90 minutes on Sunday as Poland fell 2-0 to Albania away from home. Poland is fourth in its Euro qualifying group with two victories out of five, but it is only two points behind Moldova and Czechia in the race for a qualification spot.

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Goalkeeper Karl Hein was on the field as Estonia fell to Sweden 5-0 at home. Estonia is currently in fourth place in Group F and is winless during the group stage.

When our Gunners will be in action

Tuesday, September 12
Japan (Tomiyasu) v Turkey
Friendly | Genk, Belgium | 1.20pm

Italy v Ukraine (Zinchenko)
Euro 2024 qualifier | Milan | 7.45pm

Norway (Odegaard) v Georgia
Euro 2024 qualifier | Oslo | 7.45pm

Spain (Raya) v Cyprus
Euro 2024 qualifier | Granada | 7.45pm

Belgium (Trossard) v Estonia (Hein)
Euro 2024 qualifier | Brussels | 7.45pm

Scotland v England (Nketiah, Ramsdale, Rice, Saka)
Friendly | Glasgow | 7.45pm

Germany (Havertz) v France (Saliba)
Friendly | Dortmund | 8pm

Wednesday, September 13
Peru v Brazil (Gabriel, Martinelli, Jesus)
World Cup qualifier | Lima | 3am

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