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Harrison, Wallace, Matarrita on Int'l Duty

Just a month after making his international debut, Jack Harrison is back with England's U21 squad as they continue their UEFA EURO U21 qualifying journey. 

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Harrison made his debut on this very journey with a cameo against Scotland, followed by his first-ever international start a few days later in a 1-0 win over Andorra. 

Jack came away thrilled from his first taste of international football, and made his mark perhaps even sooner than he thought he would. 

“It was a great experience. I’m very grateful for the opportunity,” Harrison told the Guardian.

“I learned a lot while I was there. With training I thought I would be behind a little but I found myself settling in a lot quicker than I expected. That was really encouraging as those guys are really talented and won the Under-20 World Cup together last year."

His manager thought so too. Jack told the Guardian that Aidy Boothroyd said to him, "Not only have you done well but you’ve proved that you belong here as a person and a player as well."

On Friday, looking for their fourth qualifying victory in a row, England will take on undefeated Ukraine. Ukraine's last result was a 1-1 draw against the Netherlands, with whom England drew by the same scoreline back in September. 

Harrison, meanwhile, is looking for his second straight start in Boothroyd's squad, after helping his country earn a scrappy victory against Andorra

England currently sit atop their qualifying group with 10 points through four games, four points above second-placed Scotland. 

Wallace, Matarrita take on Spain

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Elsewhere, Rodney Wallace and Ronald Matarrita have been named to the Costa Rica roster that will take on Spain in an international friendly on November 11th. 

Wallace and Matarrita helped Costa Rica earn qualification to the 2018 FIFA World Cup last month, when they locked down a second-place finish in CONCACAF qualifying. Soon after, they helped lead NYCFC to a second-placed finish in the MLS Eastern Conference and a first round playoff bye. 

Spain has completed their World Cup qualifying mission, as well. They topped European qualifying Group G with 28 points through 10 games, five better than second-placed Italy. The 2010 World Cup champs will be without David Villa on their roster, but should provide a good test for Costa Rica as they begin preparations for next summer's tournament in Russia. 

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