Round-up of results for PSG's internationals
Find out how PSG's internationals got on with their respective national teams over the last ten days.
KYLIAN MBAPPÉ - FRANCE
France qualified for the 2022 World Cup in a crazy game at the Parc des Princes, winning 8-0, including four goals and an assist for Kylian Mbappé. PSG's number 7 and his teammates then flew over to Finland, earning themselves a 2-0 win there, with the Rouge et Bleu striker adding yet another goal and assist to his name. Those two wins meant that Les Bleus finished top of Group D, with 18 points from eight games.
GIANLUIGI DONNARUMMA - ITALY
The reigning European champions registered two draws over the international break, the first one coming against Switzerland (1-1) and the second one against Northern Ireland (0-0), with Gianluigi Donnarumma playing the entirety of both matches. After finishing second in Group C with 16 points from eight games, two points behind the Nati, the Italians will have to go through the play-offs in order to reach Qatar 2022.
THILO KEHRER - GERMANY
Thilo Kehrer's Germany notched up two more wins, beating Liechtenstein 9-0 and Armenia 4-1. Neither game had much riding on it, with Die Mannschaft having already qualified for the World Cup in the previous international break. The PSG defender featured in Hansi Flick's starting 11 for both matches. The Germans finish top of Group J with 27 points from ten games.
GEORGINIO WIJNALDUM - NETHERLANDS
Georginio Wijnaldum's Netherlands qualified for the World Cup after a 2-2 draw with Montenegro in Podgorica, followed by a 2-0 win over Norway in Rotterdam, with the PSG midfielder starting both encounters. The Oranje finish top of Group G with 23 points from ten games.
NUNO MENDES / DANILO PEREIRA - PORTUGAL
Like Italy, Portugal find themselves in a tricky situation as the group stage of qualifying comes to an end. Danilo Pereira, Nuno Mendes and co. drew 0-0 with Ireland in Dublin before falling to a 2-1 defeat in Lisbon against Serbia, who booked their place at the World Cup in the final minute of normal time. Fernando Santos's men finish second in Group A with 17 points from 10 games, three behind the Serbs, and will have to go through the play-offs in order to have a hope of making the trip to Qatar next winter.
Leandro paredes / ANGEL DI MARIA / LIONEL MESSI - ARGENTINA
Leandro Paredes, Angel Di Maria and Lionel Messi's Argentina beat Uruguay 1-0 in Montevideo thanks to a goal from PSG's number 11 early on in the game. Argentina then faced their historic rivals, Brazil, in San Juan, drawing 0-0. With that result, La Albiceleste, who sit second in the South American qualifying table with 29 points from 13 games, booked their ticket to the World Cup.
MARQUINHOS / NEYMAR JR - BRAZIL
Brazil also qualified for the World Cup, which they will look to win for a sixth time, thanks to a 1-0 win over Colombia and a goal from Lucas Paquetá, assisted by Neymar Jr. The Seleção then flew over to Argentina, where Marquinhos and co. picked up a 0-0 draw. Tite's men sit at the top of the South American qualifying table with 35 points from 13 games.
KEYLOR NAVAS - COSTA RICA
Two World Cup qualifiers were on the agenda for Los Ticos, who started off with a 1-0 defeat to Canada in Edmonton without Keylor Navas. The PSG keeper then played the entirety of the match against Honduras, winning 2-1 in San José. Costa Rica are currently fifth in the CONCACAF qualifying table with nine points from eight games.
IDRISSA GUEYE / ABDOU DIALLO - SENEGAL
In World Cup 2022 qualifying, Senegal drew 1-1 with Togo in Lomé before beating Congo 2-0 in Thiès. Idrissa Gueye featured in the starting 11 on both occasions, whereas Abdou Diallo took no part in either clash. Senegal finish top of Group H with 16 points from six games and qualify for the play-offs, where they will face one of the nine other group winners hoping to make it to Qatar.
ACHRAF HAKIMI - MOROCCO
Achraf Hakimi's Morocco twice won 3-0 in Rabat over the international break, against Sudan and Guinea. The PSG defender played the entirety of the first match but took no part in the second one. Having finished first in Group I with six wins in as many games, the Atlas Lions will also take part in the play-offs.
XAVI SIMONS - NETHERLANDS U19
Xavi Simons's Netherlands U19s took part in the first round of qualifying for the 2022 UEFA Under-19 Championship in Slovakia. In Israel, the young Dutchmen qualified for the elite round of the competition with three consecutive wins – 4-0 against Moldova and 5-0 against Cyprus in Shefayim and 4-1 against the host country in Netanya – thus finishing top of Group 4. Having started each game, the Rouge et Bleu midfielder also hit the back of the net in each game, as well as getting an assist against Moldova and two against Israel, a match that he started whilst wearing the captain's armband.
ÉDOUARD MICHUT - FRANCE U19
Édouard Michut's France U19s also booked their place in the elite round of Under-19 EURO qualifying. In Rrogozhinë, Albania, Les Bleuets also bagged three wins in a row – 4-0 against the host country, 2-0 against North Macedonia and 2-1 against Serbia – to finish top of Group 7. Having started the first and third of Les Tricolores' three matches, the capital club's midfielder came off the bench in the second one.
EL CHADAILLE BITSHIABU / ISMAËL GHARBI - FRANCE U18
El Chadaille Bitshiabu and Ismaël Gharbi, together with Paris Saint-Germain's U19 midfielder Ayman Kari, took part in a double header of friendlies with France's U18s against Italy at the Stadio Gran Sasso in L'Aquila over the international break. Les Bleuets started off with a 3-0 win over La Squadra Azzurra in the first game before falling to a 2-1 defeat in the second one.