Cherries are sweating on the fitness of striker Joshua King after he suffered a hamstring injury on international duty for Norway.

The 25-year-old was substituted just past the hour mark as a precaution, as the away side went on to record an emphatic 8-0 triumph over San Marino.

He will miss Sunday's World Cup qualifier with Northern Ireland in Oslo.

Prior to the injury, King continued his impressive international form as he scored twice during the fixture.

After providing an assist for the Norwegians’ first goal though Markus Henriksen, King then converted a penalty in the 14th minute to double his team’s advantage.

The former Manchester United man also notched his second of the game just three minutes later.

The victory put Norway fourth in Group C, with 10 points from nine games played.

King also netted for his country in their 2-0 win over Azerbaijan in September.

Meanwhile, Lys Mousset came off the bench to net the winner for France under-21s in their European qualifier against Montenegro.

The Cherries frontman replaced Olivier Ntcham after 65 minutes in Troyes and struck 15 minutes from time to seal a 2-1 victory for his side.

Connor Mahoney made his first appearance for England under-20s as they thumped Italy 5-1. The former Blackburn Rovers youngster came on as a substitute for Chris Willock after 75 minutes in Gorgonzola.

Goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale started and played 90 minutes in goal for the Young Lions.

Elsewhere, Jermain Defoe was an unused substitute for England as Gareth Southgate’s men booked their place at the World Cup finals with a 1-0 win over Slovenia at Wembley.

Scotland’s hopes of securing a play-off spot in Group F were boosted thanks to a 1-0 victory over Slovakia.

Cherries winger Ryan Fraser was an unused substitute during the clash at Hampden Park.

Joe Quigley was on the bench for the Republic of Ireland Under-21s, as they played out a 0-0 stalemate with Norway in Dublin.