A Kemphaan at the European Championship and some beautiful goals on the international football stage, that’s the short summary of the past international break. With no less than 14 internationals, this international period was already marked as successful beforehand, but the remarkable performances of our players gave this international break an extra golden edge for our club.

“Sche ne vmerla Oekrajiny.” The national anthem of Sergiy Sydorchuk and his Ukrainian teammates will be heard plenty this summer at the European Football Championship in Germany. Thanks to victories against Bosnia & Herzegovina and Iceland, Sydorchuk and his team secured one of the last tickets to the Euros. This means that this summer’s championship in Germany will have an extra yellow and blue touch with the presence of a KVCW player on the highest European football stage. Something we are naturally more than proud of as a club.

More players who managed to put themselves in the spotlight can be found in the American Olympic team. In matches against the development teams of Guinea and France, Bryan Reynolds and Griffin Yow not only delivered impressive performances but the latter also played a decisive role in both games. With two assists, Yow was instrumental in the 3-1 victory against Guinea, and then against France, he helped turn the tide by scoring the equalizer in the 2-2 draw.

Another player who managed to get his name on the scoreboard during this international break was Romeo Vermant. With the Belgian U21 team, he not only provided an assist but also found the net in the 3-1 qualifying match victory against Malta. Alongside teammate Rommens, he also faced powerhouse Spain on the field. In that match, the Young Devils had to concede defeat only in the closing stages.

Still in Belgium, Arthur Piedfort also found the net in the elite round towards the U19 European Championship. In the 3-2 qualifying match against the Netherlands, the Kemphaan scored. Despite his goal and the three points against the Dutch, Arthur and his national teammates narrowly missed out on a ticket to the European youth championship.

A damper on all these other strong performances by our Kemphanen were the injuries sustained by Jordan Bos and Emin Bayram during their international matches with Australia and Turkey. All other Kemphanen, however, managed to return to ’t Kuipje without injury.

International Results

  • 20/03/2024: Belgium U19 0–2 France U19
  • 21/03/2024: Belgium U21 3–1 Malta U21
  • 21/03/2024: Australia 2–0 Lebanon
  • 21/03/2024: Andorra U21 0–3 Croatia U21
  • 21/03/2024: Cyprus U18 0–1 Poland U18
  • 21/03/2024: Bosnia & Herzegovina 1–2 Ukraine
  • 21/03/2024: Iran 5–0 Turkmenistan
  • 22/03/2024: France U23 3–2 Ivory Coast U23
  • 22/03/2024: United States U23 3–0 Guinea U23
  • 22/03/2024: Turkey U21 2–1 Georgia U21
  • 23/03/2024: Costa Rica 3–1 Honduras
  • 23/03/2024: Belgium U19 2–0 Lithuania U19
  • 24/03/2024: Cyprus U18 0–0 Poland U18
  • 25/03/2024: France U23 2–2 United States U23
  • 26/03/2024: Italy U21 1–1 Turkey U21
  • 26/03/2024: Spain U21 1–0 Belgium U21
  • 26/03/2024: Turkmenistan 0–1 Iran
  • 26/03/2024: Portugal U21 5–1 Croatia U21
  • 26/03/2024: Australia 0–5 Lebanon
  • 26/03/2024: Ukraine 2–1 Iceland
  • 26/03/2024: Belgium U19 3–2 Netherlands U19
  • 27/03/2024: Argentina 3–1 Costa Rica

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