International break: Five Wolves stars in the frame

By Jamie Brassington | Wolves | Published:

Over the first international break of the league season we've seen numerous Wolves players link up with their respective nations.

Diogo Jota (AMA/Sam Bagnall)

Take a look at how some of them got on here...

Raul Jimenez

Raul Jimenez of Wolverhampton Wanderers. (AMA/Sam Bagnall)

The 27-year-old was on target for his country Mexico as they lost 4-1 to Uruguay in a friendly on Friday.

Jimenez scored a penalty in the 25th minute to pull back to scores to 1-1, however he missed another penalty in the second half.

The Wolves man was named in the starting Xl by new caretaker boss Ricardo Ferretti who dropped Javier Hernandez, Andres Guardado and Hector Herrera, as he wants to favour youth.

Jimenez’s goal takes his international tally to 14.


Mexico are back in action against the USA tomorrow in another friendly.

Ruben Neves

Ruben Neves


The 21-year-old maestro was named in Portugal’s starting Xl against Croatia on Thursday where he took up the central midfield spot. His inclusion came having been left out of the World Cup squad.

There was nothing outstanding from Neves in this friendly, which ended 1-1, but he will gain more international experience to take back to Wolves.

He also played 90 minute as Portugal defeated Italy last night in their first UEFA Nations League game. There was a first-half yellow card for the Wolves midfielder.

Rui Patricio

Rui Patricio (AMA/Sam Bagnall)

Portugal’s long-serving No.1 pulled off a brilliant save to deny Croatia a second goal on Thursday from Mateo Kovacic.

The 30-year-old stretched far to keep the curing shot from going into the top left corner.

He couldn’t do anything about conceding the second goal, after a ricochet in the build-up put him off balance.

Last night his Portuguese side were playing Italy in their first UEFA Nations League game and there was a clean sheet for the Wolves No.1 with a 1-0 victory for his side.

Morgan Gibbs-White

Morgan Gibbs-White (AMA/Sam Bagnall)

The 18-year-old midfielder kept England ticking over as their Under-19s beat the Netherlands 4-1.

The World Cup winner was named in the starting line-up and helped the Three Lions on their way to victory in this friendly match.

Gibbs-White is no stranger to international footballer having won the Under-17s World Cup last year.

England faced Belgium last night in another friendly with Gibbs-White starting this one on the bench.

Keith Downing’s side ran out 2-1 winners with goals from Callum Hudson-Odoi and Stephen Walker either side of a Belgian equaliser.

Diogo Jota

Diogo Jota (AMA/Sam Bagnall)

The striker captained Portugal’s Under-21 side when they played Romania on Friday, which they lost 2-1.

Jota was given a show of confidence by being handed the captain’s armband and it will help his progression as a footballer.

The match was in the UEFA Euro Under-21 qualifiers, and while the defeat was a setback, Portugal go again tonight against Wales.

Jota has made the most appearances internationally for Portugal in the Under-21 side, with others coming at Under-19s and Under-23s.

Jamie Brassington

By Jamie Brassington
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