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International Call Ups At Selhurst

29 August 2012

Eight Palace players have been called up for international duty next week, details of the call-ups and the fixtures involved are below.

Wilfried Zaha (England U21s)

The Palace youngster has been called up to Stuart Pearce's England under 21's squad along with ex-Palace defender Nathaniel Clyne. They will be in action on Thursday 6th September in Baku against Azerbaijan (kick off 4pm) as well as on Monday 10th against Norway at Chesterfield's Proact Stadium (kick off 7pm). The under 21s sit top of Group 8, two points clear of Norway, knowing that two victories will guarantee their place in the 2013 European under 21 Championships in Israel. 

Jonathan Williams, Lewis Price & Darcy Blake (Wales)

The Palace trio have all been included in Wales' squad for their World Cup qualifiers against Belgium and Serbia. For young Williams, it's his second senior call up and he will link up along side the likes of Aaron Ramsey and Gareth Bale. Two challenging games for Chris Coleman's side could see Williams compete against the likes of Vincent Kompany (Belgium) and Nemanja Vidic (Serbia) 

Kagisho Dikgacoi (South Africa)

Bafana Bafana are in friendly action against Brazil next week and the Palace midfielder will be linking up with the squad to travel to Sao Paolo for the match on Friday 7th September. KG could see himself lining up against Premier League midfield trio Ramires, Sandro and Oscar. 

Mile Jedinak (Australia) 

The Palace stand-in captain will make the long flight to link up with the Socceroos for their two matches, firstly in a friendly away against Lebanon on Thursday 6th, followed up with a crucial World Cup Asian Qualifier against Jordan at the King Abdullah International Stadium on Tuesday 11th. 

Jonathan Parr (Norway)

Norway open up their World Cup qualifying campaign with a trip to Iceland on Friday 7th. Parr will then face Slovenia in Oslo four days later in a group in which the Norwegians will fancy their chances to progress from. 

Ross Fitzsimons (Republic Of Ireland U19s)

Finally, young goalkeeper Fitzsimons has been called up to the stand by list for the Irish under 19 squad having played in the Palace Development side this season. 

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