In a fairly successful evening for Fulham’s international players, it will be young winger Kacaniklic who will make the most headlines. The 21 year old came off the bench for Sweden for his first competitive International match, and made an almost instant impact with a neat right footed finish to level the game against minnows Faroe Islands which Sweden eventually went on to win. Watch the goal by clicking here.
Meanwhile, Hangeland and Kasami were also on target for their respective nations, both scoring equalisers in important 1-1 draws; Norway, who also featured Fulham left back Riise, drew against Switzerland through a Hangeland header, as did Kasami who equalised in a vital play off game against Germany for his U21 side.
Elsewhere, Karagounis’ Greece drew 0-0 upon his return to the national set-up. It wasn’t so light on action at the Aviva Stadium unfortunately for the Republic of Ireland who’s defence, including Fulham full-back Stephen Kelly, let past six goals in a 6-1 thrashing (although Duff will perhaps be grateful he retired from International football).
Former Fulham favourite Chris Coleman had a better afternoon however, picking up his first win as Wales boss thanks to a late double from Bale – and it was a wonderstrike that won them the game.