Everton on Tour: The International Break

Everton on Tour: The International Break


As another international break comes to an end, lets take a look back at the Everton players who were in action in the past few days (note: full player stats are not available for all teams). Let’s begin with the team’s English players.

Phil Jagielka

The Everton skipper was handed the start by Hodgson in England’s 6-0 rout of San Marino. Jags completed a 90 minute outing with 94% pass completion on 72 touches. Jagielka was then an unused substitute in England’s win against Switzerland.

John Stones

Making up the other half of England’s defensive center against San Marino, Stones went for a complete outing. Stones saw 86 touches and a pass accuracy of 95%. He even managed two shots. On Tuesday, the youngster was brought on in the 68 minute to face the Swiss. Stones managed just 8 touches, but did have a pass accuracy of 100%.

Ross Barkley

Barkley was granted just his third international start against San Marino. The 21-year-old rewarded Hodgson with a goal and assist. On top of his returns, Barkley managed four key passes and 94 touches. Overall a great performance, but to be fair it was against San Marino.

The Everton man was subbed on in the first five minutes against Switzerland after Fabian Delph needed to come off because of injury. After being subbed on, Barkley managed 2 shots, 1 key pass, a 82% pass completion and 55 touches.

Steven Naismith

Setting our focus north, we have Scotland’s Steven Naismith. Naismith was in the starting lineup for Scotland’s 1-0 loss to Georgia. He played 60 minutes before being subbed off. The Everton man was an unused substitute in Scotland’s second game against Germany.

James McCarthy, Seamus Coleman and Aiden McGeady

McCarthy Started both wins this break for Ireland. He was subbed off in the 70th minute in Ireland’s rout of Gibraltar and saw a full 90 against Georgia. Coleman missed out on the Gibraltar game as he was recovering from a slight hamstring injury. He did return to the starting lineup against Georgia and helped Ireland retain a clean sheet. McGeady was brought on as a sub against Gibraltar in the 77th minute. He was an unused substitute against Georgia.

Romelu Lukaku and Kevin Mirallas

Romelu started and played 82 minutes in Belgium’s 3-1 win against Bosnia-Herzegovina. He was left on the bench in Belgium’s second game against Cyprus. Kevin Mirallas was on the bench for both games, but did not feature.

Muhamed Bešić

Besic started and played the whole 90 in Bosnia-Herzegovina’s game against Belgium. He was again selected to the starting lineup against Andorra. During this game, Besic was given a red card in the second half for throwing his chewing gum at an Andorran player.

Tim Howard

The American was an unused substitute in both of the United States’ friendlies as Klinsmann opted to keep faith with Brad Guzan in net.

Ramiro Funes Mori

Funes Mori was handed his second international cap in Argentina’s rout of Bolivia. He played the entire 90 minutes for country. He wasn’t a member of the Argentine side that drew 2-2 with Mexico.

The only other mention is Bryan Oviedo who had to pull out of the Costa Rican team with a knee injury. It is expected the injury will keep him sidelined for at least the next week. There you have it folks, the Everton international roundup.