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Posted: Thu 07 Feb 2013
Author: Club Journalist

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A round-up of the Hornets' on international duty this week, and how they got on

NYRON NOSWORTHY, along with former Hornet Adrian Mariappa, battled to an impressive 0-0 draw for Jamaica, as they took on Mexico in the opening round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers.

Nosworthy played a full 90-minutes for the The Reggae Boyz, in what will be seen as a good start to their campaign to qualify for the World Cup in Brazil in 2014. 

Matej Vydra completed 57-minutes for the Czech Republic as they won 2-0 against Turkey. Watford’s top scorer adopted a position on the right of midfield for the national side, the friendly match marking his third appearance of the season.

After picking up the FA’s Youth Player of the Year award last week, Nathaniel Chalobah replaced Josh McEachran midway through the second period for Stuart Pearce’s Under-21s, as they beat Sweden 4-0 at Walsall’s Bescott Stadium.

Tommie Hoban, in his first start back since an Achilles injury picked up prior to the New Year, came through a whole 90-minutes for a Republic of Ireland Under-19s side that took on their Czech counter-parts on Tuesday. An interview with Hoban, who spoke to on his return, can be read HERE.

Sean Murray started as the Republic of Ireland Under-21 side achieved an impressive 3-0 win against Holland at the Tallaght Stadium, while the Italian Under-20 side, including Cristian Battocchio for the first half, succumbed to two late goals in a 2-0 defeat at the hands Germany in Barletta.