A number of Derby County players were in action for their respective countries over the weekend.

It was a good night for central defender Richard Keogh on Saturday, who helped the Republic of Ireland to a valuable point in a 1-1 draw away to Denmark in a Euro 2020 qualifier.

It keeps the Irish unbeaten in Group D as they aim to qualify for the competition under new manager Mick McCarthy.

Pierre-Emile Højbjerg had given the home side the lead with only 15 minutes of the game remaining, however, a late header from Brighton & Hove Albion defender Shane Duffy secured a point to keep Ireland top of the group with seven points from their opening three fixtures.

Elsewhere, it was a contrasting emotion for Wales who suffered a 2-1 defeat against Croatia in Group E. Harry Wilson, who spent the 2018/19 campaign on loan with the Rams from Liverpool, played the full 90 minutes, whilst forward Tom Lawrence was an unused substitute for Ryan Giggs’ side.

Midfielder Duane Holmes earned his second cap for the United States of America at the weekend. He appeared as a 62nd minute substitute but was unable to prevent his side from falling to a 3-0 defeat against Venezuela.

That was their last fixture before the CONCACAF Gold Cup kicks off next week as they face Guyana, who are managed by Club Ambassador Michael Johnson, in their opening fixture.

Young midfielder Jason Knight made his first start for Stephen Kenny’s Republic of Ireland Under-21 squad as they set up a Semi-Final clash against Brazil in the Maurice Revello Toulon Tournament.

The 18-year-old played the opening 45 minutes as they beat Bahrain 1-0 to top Group C.

Alex Babos played 45 minutes in Wales’ Under-21s' 2-1 defeat against Albania, whilst Max Lowe and Jayden Bogle did not feature for England in their final Toulon Tournament fixture against Chilie as they went down 2-1.