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Mixed fortunes for internationals

Find out which Rovers representatives could still qualify for the World Cup

9 October 2017

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It was an evening of mixed fortunes for Rovers' international representatives on Sunday, with two first-team players involved for their respective countries.

Blues midfielder Corry Evans and Northern Ireland are still in contention to reach next summer's World Cup, despite defeat against Norway in Oslo. 

Evans completed 79 minutes as Michael O'Neill's side went down 1-0 at the Ullevaal Stadium following an own goal from Chris Brunt, but their play-off place was confirmed by Scotland's draw against Slovenia.

Having helped keep the Scots' qualification hopes alive in midweek, Rovers captain Charlie Mulgrew again played 90 minutes in Ljubljana but couldn't prevent the eventual 2-2 result, which ultimately saw Gordon Strachan's men eliminated from Group F. 

Elsewhere, Rovers goalkeeper Jayson Leutwiler was an unused substitute as Canada went down 1-0 to El Salvador in a friendly in Houston, Texas. 

We will now look forward to welcoming the trio back to East Lancashire, ahead of our League One clash with Oldham on Saturday October 14th. 

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