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Rovers’ March Internationals | All You Need To Know

19 March 2024

Club News

Rovers’ March Internationals | All You Need To Know

19 March 2024

Four Bristol Rovers first team players will be away with their respective countries during the March international break. 

With players representing their nations across the age groups, read on for all you need to know the March internationals…

 

Who has been called up? 

As mentioned, four Rovers players are away over the coming days for international duty. 

Brandon Aguilera, having returned from an injury setback in Saturday’s Sky Bet League One match at Lincoln City, has been called up by the Costa Rica national side. 

The 20-year-old already has 12 caps for his national team, having made his debut back in 2022, and is part of the squad for the upcoming matches against Honduras and Argentina. 

Costa Rica will play Honduras in a CONCACAF Nations League play-off on Saturday 23 March, before facing reigning FIFA World Cup champions Argentina in a friendly three days later. 

There is a first international call up for Jed Ward, who has been selected for the England Men’s Elite League squad for the first time. 

 

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Goalkeeper Ward will be part of the side formerly known as England U20s for their pair of March U20s European Elite League fixtures. 

Ben Futcher's side will travel to face Poland on Friday 22 March at the Bialystok City Stadium in Białystok, Poland, with kick-off set for 5pm GMT, before playing Czechia on Tuesday 26 March at the Mestsky Stadium in Ostrava, with kick-off at 2pm GMT.

Two Rovers players are also set for U21s action with their national sides. 

Luca Hoole will represent Wales U21s in their upcoming March internationals. Hoole and his teammates will face Lithuania in a 2025 UEFA Euro Under-21s qualifier on Friday 22 March, before making the trip to face Morocco in an international friendly on Tuesday 26 March. 

Matthew Cox, meanwhile, will be away with England U21s for a pair of 2025 UEFA Euro Under-21s qualification matches. The young Lions will travel to face Azerbaijan on Friday 22 March before returning to home soil for a match with Luxembourg on Tuesday 26 March.

 

Can I watch the games? 

Supporters can watch Luca Hoole and Wales U21s in their 2025 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifier against Lithuania U21s on Friday evening, with the game available to view on S4C Online.

Unfortunately, none of the other games involving Bristol Rovers players have been chosen for live broadcast or streaming during the March international break.

 

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Fixtures in full

Friday 22 March 2024

Matthew Cox | Azerbaijan U21s v England U21s - 2025 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification match - Azersun Arena, Baku, Azerbaijan - 12pm KO GMT

Jed Ward | Poland U20s v England U20s - European Elite League - Bialystok City Stadium, Białystok, Poland - 5pm KO GMT

Luca Hoole | Wales U21s v Lithuania U21s - 2025 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification match - Rodney Parade, Newport, Wales - 6pm KO GMT

 

Saturday 23 March 2024

Brandon Aguilera | Costa Rica v Honduras -  CONCACAF Nations League -  Venue Toyota Stadium - Frisco, Texas, United States - 11.15pm KO GMT

 

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Tuesday 26 March 2024

Jed Ward | Czechia U20s v England U20s - European Elite League - Mestsky Stadium, Karviná, Czechia - 2pm GMT KO

Luca Hoole | Morocco U23s v Wales U21s - International Friendly - Antalya, Turkey -  6pm KO GMT

Matthew Cox | England U21s v Luxembourg U21s - 2025 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification match - Toughsheet Community Stadium, Bolton, England, 7pm GMT KO

 

Wednesday 27 March 2024

Brandon Aguilera | Argentina v Costa Rica - International Friendly - Venue United Airlines Field - Los Angeles, California, United States - 2.50am KO GMT


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