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Manchester City: International Roundup, part 6

The final installment of the International break is here.

Spain v Kosovo - FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar Qualifier Photo by Mateo Villalba/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

Manchester City’s internationals suffered and triumphed on last night’s edition of World Cup qualifiers.

Starting with our Spanish trio, Ferran Torres scored as Spain beat Kosovo 3-1 in World Cup qualifying UEFA Group B. Torres has become a near automatic starter for Spain as he has impressed mightily with the team.

Eric Garcia also started for Luis Enrique’s side, with Rodri a second-half substitute.

Spain top Group B, with seven points from their opening three matches.

Spain v Kosovo -World Cup Qualifier Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images

In England, John Stones, Kyle Walker, Phil Foden and Raheem Sterling all started at Wembley as England did in three wins from three in Group I with a 2-1 victory over Poland.

A now rare Stones’ mistake in possession saw Poland in the second half.

The center-back would come good later, though, when he won a back post header to set up Harry Maguire, who bashed in the winner. A great match. England flying high in qualifying.

England v Poland - FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar Qualifier Photo by Andy Rain - Pool/Getty Images
England v Poland - FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar Qualifier Photo by Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images

For the Ukraine, Oleks Zinchenko went all 90 again as he captained Ukraine as they drew 1-1 at home with Kazakhstan. He had an assist and the nation are now sitting second in Group D, with three points from three matches.

Ukraine v Kazakhstan - FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar Qualifier Photo by Stanislav Vedmid/DeFodi Images via Getty Images

Lastly, Germany was upset in qualifying in one of the biggest surprises in a long while. Ilkay Gundogan captained Germany as they lost 2-1 at home to North Macedonia, their first defeat in a World Cup qualifier since 2001.

Germany v North Macedonia - FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar Qualifier Photo by Boris Streubel/Getty Images

That will do it for this international break. Mixed results for the boys overall. Positively, it seems there are no injuries, which is amazing given the amount of minutes given to just about everyone this time around.

We move to Saturday as Manchester City will face Leicester City. Keep it here for the preview and much more.