How Sunderland’s Jewison Bennette, Abdoullah Ba, Corry Evans and Trai Hume fared on international duty

Sunderland will return to action when they host Preston this weekend – while some of their players have been away on international duty during the break.

Here’s a list of the Black Cats players who were called up by their countries and how they fared:

Corry Evans – Northern Ireland

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The Sunderland captain was recalled to the Northern Ireland squad after missing the international fixtures in June.

Jewison Bennette celebrates after scoring for Costa Rica. (Photo by JUNG YEON-JE/AFP via Getty Images)

Evans played 76 minutes as Ian Baraclough’s side beat Kosovo 2-1 in the Nations League last week, while the midfielder was an unused substitute for Tuesday’s 3-1 defeat against Greece in Athens.

Jewison Bennette (Costa Rica)

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What a couple of weeks it’s been for the 18-year-old.

After coming off the bench to score Sunderland’s equaliser at Watford, Bennette bagged a brace as Costa Rica drew 2-2 with South Korea in a friendly match.

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The winger was then an unused substitute as his country beat Uzbekistan 2-1 in Korea.

He now looks set to be named in this year’s World Cup squad, when Costa Rica will face Spain, Germany and Japan in Group E.

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Trai Hume (Northern Ireland U21)

After being named in Northern Ireland’s senior squad earlier this year, Hume dropped back into the under-21s set-up for this round of fixtures.

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The 20-year-old played in two friendly matches against Scotland Under-21s, playing 90 minutes in both a 3-1 defeat and 1-1 draw.

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Abdoullah Ba (France Under-20s)

Ba came off the bench as France Under-20s drew 1-1 with Tunisia Under-20s in a friendly match.

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The side were then held to a goalless draw during another friendly fixture against Tunisia.