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Manchester City, International Roundup, Part 1

The blues shined all across Europe.

France v Ukraine - Qualifying World Cup 2022
Zinchenko captained Ukraine.
Photo by Anthony Dibon/Icon Sport via Getty Images

Kevin De Bruyne still as important as ever. Thanks to a missile of a shot, the Kevin De Bruyne strike helped get Belgium’s 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign off to a successful start with a 3-1 victory over Wales.

Belgium v Wales -World Cup Qualifier Photo by Angelo Blankespoor/Soccrates/Getty Images

Elsewhere, Joao Cancelo, Ruben Dias and Bernardo Silva, all started as Portugal surpassed a quite game Azerbaijan side to make start on the right foot on the road to World Cup qualifying.

City’s defensive duo played the entire game.

Portugal v Azerbaijan - FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar Qualifier Photo by Jonathan Moscrop/Getty Images

Oleksandr Zinchenko was the final City player in action on Wednesday and it was proud moment for the Ukrainian as he captained his country for the first time. A great honor for Oleks.

The fullback completed 90 minutes in midfield as Andriy Shevchenko’s side fought back to claim a point against defending world champions, France.

He played well.

A pretty great day for all Manchester City players with notable contributions and no injuries. Let’s hope that continues.