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The Daily Bee: Jude Bellingham Earns First Start for England

Bellingham is the youngest player to start for England since Wayne Rooney in 2003

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England v Austria - International Friendly Photo by Laurence Griffiths - The FA/The FA via Getty Images

Good Morning Fear The Wall!

There were four Borussia Dortmund players in action in yesterday’s international friendlies.

Jadon Sancho missed the England game due to illness, but Jude Bellingham did enough for two BVB players. Bellingham earned his first start in just his third cap for England, in their 1-0 victory over Austria. As if the hype surrounding Bellingham wasn’t already out of control, Bellingham put in a solid performance in an otherwise pretty quiet game, and played the full 90 minutes, leading The Telegraph’s Jason Burt to praise him for showing “ridiculous assurance” and calling Jude the “real deal”.

To add to the Bellingham good news, he also won the Newcomer of the Season award, as voted by the German professional footballer’s union.

We’re going to have a hard time keeping hold of him if he keeps this up.

Elsewhere, Germany drew 1-1 with Denmark, in a game that featured the return of Mats Hummels to the Germany setup. Hummels played the full 90 minutes in a back three, alongside Sule and Ginter, while Thomas Delaney was up against Hummels for Denmark. Emre Can missed the game with a minor adductor injury.

Germany v Denmark - International Friendly Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

Last but not least, Erling Haaland scored a late winner for Norway, in their 1-0 victory over Luxembourg. He has now managed 7 goals in 11 games for Norway, which is... very impressive.

There will potentially be some more BVB players in action tonight, with Belgium facing Greece and Switzerland up against Liechtenstein.

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