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Leeds United - International Break Round Up

Leeds United had eight squad members on international duty during the recent break.

Poland v Israel - UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifier Photo by Foto Olimpik/NurPhoto via Getty Images

The international break is finally over (thank God). Leeds United had eight players take part in International fixtures this month ranging from crucial Euro 2020 qualifiers to England under 17’s fixtures, lets take a look at how the lads got on.

Stuart Dallas - Northern Ireland

Dallas played 90 minutes on Saturday in a stalemate against Holland at Windsor Park, the draw meant that Northern Ireland will head into a play-off with Bosnia in March. Dallas dropped out of Northern Ireland's final qualifier away in Germany on Tuesday evening with a tight hamstring, where the Green and White army lost 6-1.

Leeds will be hoping it is nothing serious as Marcelo Bielsa has relied heavily on Dallas this season to play in various positions for the team and he has definitely been one of the better, more consistent performers.

Northern Ireland v Netherlands - UEFA EURO2020 Qualifier - Group C Photo By David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile via Getty Images

Mateusz Klich - Poland

Klich is a regular for Poland and was once again involved in their fixtures over the November break for their two Euro 2020 qualifiers. Poland secured qualification for the tournament with two wins in as many games, defeating Israel and Slovenia.

Klich started both games on the bench, however, he did come on in the 70th minute against Israel in the first fixture and played until the end. Poland finished top of their group by six points. Klich came out of the international break unscathed and will be fit for the run up to the Christmas period.

Tyler Roberts - Wales

Roberts was called up again by Ryan Giggs for Wales’ two vital Euro 2020 qualifiers against Azerbaijan and Hungary. Wales secured qualification to Euro 2020 with two victories in two games and will be there in the summer competing amongst the big boys.

Unfortunately Roberts did not see any game time in the two fixtures but was on the bench for both games. For Leeds fans it means an injury free Tyler Roberts, who Bielsa has named in the starting 11 for the last two fixtures. Roberts will be looking to impress for the remainder of the season to make sure he is in that Wales Euro 2020 squad.

Wales v Hungary - UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifier Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images

Mateusz Bogusz - Poland under 21s

Another Polish international in the United ranks, this time in the under 21’s. Bogusz played 70 minutes before being substituted off in Poland’s 3-0 defeat away to Bulgaria in a Euro under 21 qualification fixture.

Alfie McCalmont - Northern Ireland under 21s

NI 21’s played two games in November against Hungary in a friendly and Romania in a qualifier. McCalmont played in both games and made the difference in the friendly vs Hungary scoring a great goal to put NI level with 10 minutes to go, the game ended in a 1-1 draw. He also played 90 minutes in the qualifier against Romania which was held in Northern Ireland, the game finished 0-0.

Illan Meslier - France under 21s

The Leeds stopper on loan from Lorient was an unused substitute in both of France under 21’s Euro 21 qualifier’s against Georgia and Switzerland.

Jack Clarke - England under 20s

The Tottenham loanee played from the 61st minute in England’s 4-0 triumph in Portugal, the youngster has struggled for game time so far this season but got half an hour in the tank in Agueda, Clarke then played 90 minutes against Iceland in a 3-0 win for the young lions.

Nohan Kenneh - England under 17s

Kenneh was in action at right-back for the u17 side, playing 78 minutes of a 3-1 defeat against Denmark. He was an unused substitute for their second game of the break, a 2-0 win over Czech Republic.