Eight Valmiera FC players returned from their national teams

10 September 2021

Raimonds Krollis participated in all three 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification games – 18 minutes after coming off the bench and a scoring pass against Gibraltar (3:1), 19 mins against Norway (0:2), and 22 mins against Montenegro (0:0).

Alvis Jaunzems only participated in the first game against Gibraltar, coming on during the game’s compensation time.

Rihards Matrevics was on the bench in all three games but didn’t get a chance to play.

Ivan Zhelizko represented his Ukrainian U-21 national team in 2023 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification two victories – 1:0 over Serbia (played 26 mins after coming on in the second half) and 2:1 over Armenia (in the same scenario – 11 mins).

Maksims Tonisevs as the Latvian U-21 national team’s captain played from bell to bell in both games of the cycle – against Poland (0:2) and against Germany (1:3).

Niks Dusalijevs made a debut at the U-21 level, playing the first half-time against Poland. Skipped the match against Germany.

Also, Rudolfs Zengis played his first game at U-21, after coming on the pitch in the 61st minutes of the game against Germany.

Kristers Neilands participated in a U-21 national teams training camp, but not played in none of the two games.

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