'Proud' Luton keeper wins his first Belgium cap during Ireland friendly

Kaminski comes on in the latter stages of Saturday stalemate
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Luton keeper Thomas Kaminski finally made his senior international debut for Belgium when he came on for the latter stages of Saturday’s goalless draw against Republic of Ireland.

The 31-year-old, who was born in Dendermonde, had represented the Red Devils at all of their youth levels, starting out with the U15s back in March 2007, also making six outings for the U16s and nine for the U17s as a teenager. He then played 12 matches for the U19s, going on to feature five times for the U21s, his last match a 1-0 Euro U21 qualifying victory over Northern Ireland in September 2013.

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Kaminski was then on the bench for an international friendly against USA in May 2013 and twice in 2014, before a six year absence, returning to the squad for the Nations League match against England in November 2020. He was named in 18 more match-day squads, but didn’t get off the bench, before finally coming on for the final seven minutes of the international friendly in Dublin at the weekend.

Writing on Instagram, the summer signing from Blackburn Rovers, who is top of the charts for saves made in the Premier League this term, with 112 from his 29 matches at an average of just under four per game, two ahead of West Ham’s Alphonse Areola, said: “Proud to make my debut with @belgianreddevils.”