International round-up: Rooney record, Martial debut and 90 minutes for Schweinsteiger

by Sam Peoples

Wayne Rooney equalled Sir Bobby Charlton’s all-time goalscoring record against San Marino. His penalty leaves him on 49 goals and going into England’s game against Switzerland on Tuesday, Rooney is now just one goal away from becoming England’s top goalscorer in history.

Luke Shaw also played the full 90 minutes against San Marino but Chris Smalling and Michael Carrick were unused substitutes.

Staying on the topic of unused substitutes, David de Gea and Juan Mata were both left on the bench by Vicente del Bosque in Spain’s 2-0 win over Slovakia.

Sergio Romero kept a clean sheet for Argentina in their 7-0 win over Bolivia but Marcos Rojo didn’t get any game time.


Anthony Martial made his France debut in their 1-0 win over Portugal which completes a fantastic week for him and Morgan Schneiderlin came on to play 45 minutes.

Bastian Schweinsteiger completed the full 90 minutes in Germany’s 3-1 win over Poland. It’s the first time the midfielder has done that this season.

Paddy McNair was also in action for Northern Ireland and played for 12 minutes in their 3-1 win over the Faroe Islands.

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