Rotherham United had three players on international duty during the recent round of fixtures. Here is a round-up of what happened.
Over 1,300 miles from the AESSEAL New York Stadium, at the Friends Arena in Stockholm, Viktor Johansson earned his long-awaited first cap for the senior Sweden National Team.
Having been included in Janne Andersson’s most recent squads, Viktor was rewarded for his outstanding form for the Millers in the Sky Bet Championship with a second half appearance in a friendly fixture against Moldova.
It proved to be a clean sheet for Viktor in his maiden appearance for the national team, too. With Sweden leading 2-1 at the break, they added a further goal in the second half to round off a 3-1 victory.
Young forward Ciaran McGuckin made headlines of his own after scoring the only goal in Northern Ireland U21’s victory over Azerbaijan.
The 19-year-old netted his first goal for the U21s when he converted a near post header which proved to be decisive, handing the team a crucial 1-0 to aid their quest to qualify for the U21 European Championships.
McGuckin was at it again just a few days later netting an equalising goal against Serbia to make it two goals in as many games. Unfortunately, his team would go on to be ultimately edged out by the Serbians, going down 2-1.
Dexter Lembikisa can be very pleased with his work, too. The defender featured for Jamaica in both their CONCACAF Nations League wins over Grenada and Haiti respectively.
The Wolves loanee played the second half of a 4-1 win over Grenada before a full 90 minutes in a 3-2 victory over Haiti.
The results ensured The Reggae Boyz topped their group and advanced to the next stage of the competition.
Everyone at Rotherham United was deeply saddened to learn of the news that Sweden’s UEFA EURO 2024 qualifier in Belguim was abandoned at half time due to the tragic events that occurred in Brussels.
The scores were level at 1-1 at the interval with goals from Viktor Gyokeres and Romelu Lukaku, with the match abandoned at half time.
The thoughts of everyone at Rotherham United are with everyone affected by this tragedy.