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Six Get International Call-Ups

11 November 2013

Six Crystal Palace stars have been called up for international duty over the coming 10 days. 

Stand-in captain Mile Jedinak will be looking to add to his 41 Australia caps when they take on Costa Rica at the Allianz Stadium in Sydney. 

The friendly on Tuesday 19th November will give the midfielder a chance to cement his place in the Socceroos squad for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, for which the Aussies have safely qualified.

His central midfield partner in SE25, Kagisho Dikgacoi, is set to join up with the South Africa squad later this week, despite coming off injured at half time against Everton on Saturday. 

Dikgacoi’s injury is not a serious one and he could therefore play a part in his country’s friendly against the team currently ranked number one in the world, Spain. That match also takes place on Tuesday 19th November in Johannesburg. 

Summer signing Barry Bannan will also be in action for Scotland, who have two friendly matches lined up during the international break. 

Gordon Strachan’s men take on Jurgen Klinsmann’s USA side at Hampden Park on Friday 15th November, before a trip to Molde to face Norway four days later.

Jose Campana makes up a quartet of Palace midfielders in international action, after he was called into the Spanish under-21 squad for matches against Bosnia and Herzegovina and Albania. 

Campana has bags of experience at youth level with Spain, having captained their under-19 and under-20 squads, but is looking to add to his solitary cap at under-21 level. 

Meanwhile, Eagles full back Jerome Williams is set to represent England under-19s when they take on Hungary on Thursday 14th November. 

Noel Blake’s side face the Euro 2014 hosts in their first warm-up game ahead of next year’s Euro Elite qualifiers.    
The Young Lions topped their First Qualifying Round group in Slovenia earlier this month to take their place as a seeded team in the draw for the all-important Elite Round in December.

Goalkeeper Lewis Price completes the group of six, after he was added to the Wales squad for their friendly against Finland.

Price was originally named on a stand-by list by manager Chris Coleman, but has now been included in the main party for the match, which takes place at the Cardiff City Stadium on Saturday 16th November. 

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