News from Tuesday's Euro and Afcon qualifiers, and more...

In a Euro 2024 qualifier in Turkey on Tuesday night, Mateo Kovacic lashed the ball in from 12 yards out to give Croatia the lead after their opponents failed to clear danger, and then followed up with a second goal on the stroke of half-time when he pounced after a Mario Pasalic shot was saved initially.

Turkey had applied plenty of pressure on their visitors during the first half with Croatia keeper Dominik Livakovic kept busy. However in the second half it was Kovacic’s team that came closer to scoring again as they saw out the 2-0 win comfortably. The goals take Kovacic’s international tally to five.

In the same group, there was also a win for Wales and Ethan Ampadu, who is currently plying his trade on loan at Spezia. The goal that beat Latvia came from the head of Kieffer Moore just before half-time. Ampadu had gone close with a sweet strike over the bar just before that.

It proved to be relatively straightforward for the Welsh in the second half. They lead Group D after two games played but are tied on four points with Croatia.

Switching continents, Senegal’s second win over Mozambique during this international break ensured they are already guaranteed a place at next year’s Africa Cup of Nations tournament, where they will defend their title.

Kalidou Koulibaly was part of a clean sheet performance as a 1-0 win away from home made it four wins out of four for Senegal in this qualification campaign. The goal came in the first half from a slick move finished by Boulaye Dia, currently on loan in Italy at Salernitana, and they could have extended their lead later in the game but did not take a succession of chances.

Back with the Euro 2024 qualifiers, Kepa kept a clean sheet at the weekend on his return to the Spain side but he was beaten after just seven minutes tonight at Hampden Park in what ended as a 2-0 defeat against Scotland.

From an Andy Robertson cross, Scott McTominay scored the opener with a shot that took a deflection off one of Kepa’s team-mates.

Spain responded strongly and Joselu hit the bar amongst other chances, but the Scots reached half-time with their lead intact and indeed extended it shortly after the break. McTominay scored his second with an effort Kepa could do nothing about.

A John McGinn free-kick from out wide later hit the Spain crossbar and Kepa claimed the ball in the final seconds to prevent an even bigger margin of defeat on a famous night for Steve Clarke’s side.

Scotland lead Group A with six points out of six, with Spain second with three.

Denis Zakaria assisted for the third goal as Switzerland kept up a winning start to their group with a 3-0 win over Israel. Mainz defender Silvan Widmer headed in from a well-judged pass from our on-loan midfielder, as the Swiss added two goals in quick succession early in the second half having taken the lead late in the first.

Romelu Lukaku followed up his hat-trick in Belgium’s first Euro 2024 qualifier on Friday with a goal tonight in a friendly against Germany. Our striker, currently on loan at Inter, scored the second goal with a first-time shot from a Kevin De Bruyne pass.

Yannick Carrasco and De Bruyne were the other Belgian scorers in a 3-2 win. Niclas Fullkrug with a penalty and Serge Gnabry grabbed the Germany goals. Kai Havertz missed the fixture due to illness.

Hakim Ziyech also played a friendly international but his ended in a 0-0 draw. Both Morocco and opponents Peru had a player sent off late in the game.

At Under-21 level, Noni Madueke played an hour as England lost to Croatia at Craven Cottage in their final fixture before this summer’s European Championships for that age group. Levi Colwill was an unused sub.

England were the dominant team in the first half, Madueke involved in much of their best work down the left-hand side, but they went in behind courtesy of Martin Baturina’s stunning free-kick just after the half-hour mark.

Madueke had a low shot saved early in the second half, before Croatia doubled their lead from the penalty spot through Dion Drena Beljo.

Madueke forced another diving save from the visiting keeper as Lee Carsley’s youngsters tried to get back in it. That shot proved our winger’s final involvement as he was replaced by Emile Smith Rowe on the hour.

Another of England’s second-half subs, Morgan Gibbs-White, won and then scored a penalty with five minutes remaining, but Croatia held on to win 2-1.

In another Under-21 friendly, Benoit Badiashile captained France as they drew 0-0 with Spain. In a close contest of few chances in Brittany, Spain hit a post and Illan Meslier of Leeds made one superb save, while France were profligate at the other end when a rare opportunity fell their way.

In an England Under-20 friendly against France earlier on Tuesday, Bashir Humphreys scored from captain Harvey Vale’s free-kick. Those two, along with Carney Chukwuemeka, started for Ian Foster’s side in Marbella, with Chukwuemeka in a number eight role and Vale wide left.

It was his teasing delivery from a deep free-kick that Humphreys touched in to put England ahead on 20 minutes. France equalised on the stroke of half-time and 1-1 was how it finished despite chances at both ends.

Humphreys completed the full game while Vale came off for the final 10 minutes, handing the armband over to Chukwuemeka as England finalised their preparations for this summer’s Under-20 World Cup with a creditable draw.

Also at Under-20 level, Gaga Slonina kept a clean sheet for the USA as they drew 0-0 with Serbia Under-21s.

Lewis Hall and Charlie Webster started for England’s Under-19s in Chesterfield as they defeated Turkey 2-0, both goals coming in the second half. However, they won’t be able to defend their Under-19 Euros title because of their loss to Iceland - who advance instead - on matchday two.

Zak Sturge was an unused substitute.

England Under-17s lost 1-0 to the Netherlands this evening but did still qualify for the summer’s Under-17 European Championships as one of the best runners-up, having won both their first two Elite qualifying fixtures last week.

Today Josh Acheampong and Somto Boniface started at full-back, with both Kiano Dyer and Michael Golding coming off the bench. The only goal in Katwijk was scored just after the half-hour.