Newcastle United had the second of their players this summer become a full International, as local lad Paul Dummett made his debut for Wales tonight in the 2-0 defeat against Holland in a friendly game.
Paul Dummett – now a Welsh International
Paul came on in the 83rd minute as a substitute for Swansea full-back Neil Taylor in the Amsterdam Arena, and he had previously represented the Wales U21 side four times.
Paul was born in Newcastle, and he qualifies to play for Wales because his father was born in that country.
Tim Krul was on the bench for Holland tonight as Ajax goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen played the wholes game, and goals from Bayern Munich’s Arjen Robben and Dynamo Kiev’s Jeremain Lens won the game for Holland.
Newcastle goalkeeper Rob Elliot made his debut for Ireland on Sunday 25th May 2014 in a friendly match against Turkey at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin – Ireland lost that game 2-1.
Rob qualified to play for Ireland because his father’s family is from Cork.
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