Newcastle United stars fall to three international defeats


A trio of Newcastle United stars have tasted defeat in the last 24 hours.

Switzerland play Cameroon next Thursday (November 24) in their first World Cup group game, Fabian Schar started today in a 2-0 defeat to Ghana.

Meanwhile, Miguel Almiron and Paraguay lost 1-0 to Peru.

While Ryan Fraser and Scotland went down 2-1 to Turkey.

Update from Newcastle United’s official site on this week’s international friendlies:

Fabian Schar

Thursday 17 November

Ghana 2 Switzerland 0 – Zayed Sports City Stadium

Schär started for Switzerland in their World Cup warm-up friendly against Ghana in Qatar. The centre-back played 65 minutes before being replaced by Haris Seferovic, but his side were beaten by strikes from Southampton’s Mohammed Salisu and Bristol City’s Antoine Semenyo.

Miguel Almiron

Thursday 17 November

Peru 1 Paraguay 0 – Monumental Stadium “U”

The in-form United winger played the first 45 minutes for his country as they were beaten 1-0 by Peru in a friendly in Lima. Alex Valera scored the only goal of the game.

Ryan Fraser

Wednesday 16 November

Turkey 2 Scotland 1 – Diyarbakir Stadium

Fraser was started by Steve Clarke for the Diyarbakir friendly, but goals from Ozan Kabak and Cengiz Under condemned them to defeat despite John McGinn’s consolation. The Magpies man played the first half before Liverpool’s Calvin Ramsay was sent on in his place.

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