International Round-Up

International Round-Up

in #KillieStories June 12, 2017

Three Killie youngsters were in action for Scotland U20s in the prestigious Toulon Tournament.

Greg Taylor, Adam Frizzell and Iain Wilson were all involved in Scot Gemmill's squad.

Scotland suffered a 3-2 defeat at the hands of Czech Republic in their opening Group C match. Greg Taylor started the game, with Adam Frizzell making an early appearance from the bench. 

The youngsters quickly put the previous result behind them with a 1-0 victory against Brazil on Saturday 3rd June, thanks to a superb goal from defender Greg Taylor. Both Adam Frizzell and Iain Wilson also made the starting eleven for Gemmill's side.

Scotland defeated Indonesia 2-1 in their third match of the round on Tuesday 6th June, with Greg, Adam and Iain all starting.

Gemmill’s side made it through to the semi-final and faced England on Thursday 8th June. All three Killie youngsters started the match but were defeated 3-0.

The U20s faced Czech Republic once more, this time for the chance to claim third place. Scotland ran out comfortable winners, with a 3-0 victory. Greg and Iain played the full 90 minutes, with Adam making an early second half appearance from the bench.

It was a successful tournament for Scot Gemmill’s side, especially for Greg Taylor, who received the Toulon Tournament’s fourth best player award.

(Pic: Toulon Tournament)



Elsewhere, it was a successful weekend for Freddie Woodman, who won the Fifa U20 World Cup with England.

Freddie, who was on loan from Newcastle United for the second half of the 2016/17 season, helped his teammates lift the trophy after saving a second half penalty.

The keeper also received the golden glove after a series of impressive stops for his side.



Kristoffer Ajer was also on international duty. The young Norwegian, who was on loan from Celtic, was part of the U21 squad that faced Kosovo on Monday evening in the European Championship Under-21 Qualifying round. Kris, 19, played the full match and scored Norway's second goal in a 5-0 win.