By 90Min
October 09, 2017

The international break is almost over, meaning we can all get back to watching action from the Premier League, La Liga and Europe's other top leagues soon enough.

However, even if England tried to put the public to sleep during their two 1-0 wins, that doesn't mean the past week or so has been completely devoid of entertainment.


Here's a look at six of the best moments from international matches in the past few days...

Best Match

Belgium's 4-3 win over Bosnia-Herzegovina on Saturday was a total rollercoaster ride of a football match, ending with the visitors claiming a hard-fought victory.

Bosnia-Herzegovina needed a win in order to claim second place in Group H, and actually took the lead through Haris Medunjanin and Edin Visca after Thomas Meunier had put Belgium ahead.


Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi and Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen, the latter who drew level with Jan Ceulemans as Belgium's joint top appearance maker with 96 caps, put Roberto Martinez's side back in control.

Dario Dumic looked to have stolen a point for Bosnia-Herzegovina late on, but Yannick Carrasco put the Red Devils back in the ascendency just one minute later.

Best Goal

There haven't been too many scorchers over the last week or so, but Christian Eriksen's fine finish against Montenegro was certainly easy on the eyes...

... While Leon Goretzka's improvisational back-heel for Germany also warrants a mention.

Best Inspirational Team-Talk

Well, not really.

The Netherlands need something of a miracle to qualify for the World Cup after some lame results in qualifying, and Arjen Robben clearly thinks his side haven't a hope in hell when they play against Sweden.

Let's hope Holland can return to their best in the future, as it's undeniably a shame that a player like Robben will be absent from the greatest show on the planet.

Best Gareth Bale Impression

Wales desperately needed a squad player to step up during their vital qualifier against Georgia, but if you were expecting Aaron Ramsey, Joe Allen or Sam Vokes to make the difference, then you're sadly mistaken.

It was none other than Derby's Tom Lawrence who got the all-important strike, his first for his country, firing home from just outside the area, and it truly was a goal Real Madrid talisman Bale would have been proud of.

A draw in Cardiff on Monday against the Republic of Ireland will be enough for Wales to secure a play-off spot, but their opponents can steal that place with a win. It's all to play for.

Best Bit of Fan Ingenuity

When you're watching England, you need to be able to come up with ways of entertaining yourself.

Thursday's fixture against Slovenia was, by most accounts, an absolute snooze-fest, containing some of the worst passages of football played by an England side for a long time, so Three Lions supporters decided to pass the time by making and throwing paper planes.

They even managed to guide one into Joe Hart's net, prompting cheers of elation as something finally crossed the whitewash.

Best Bit of Drama

Egypt were hot favourites for their qualifying tie with Congo, knowing that a win would take them to their first World Cup in over a quarter of a century.


Liverpool's Mohamed Salah opened the scoring, only for Congo to equalise through Arnold Bouka-Moutou.

However, Salah was the hero deep into stoppage time, netting a 95th-minute penalty and securing Egypt's passage to Russia next year, ending their World Cup hoodoo.

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