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Nine Eagles Called Up For International Duty

29 August 2014


A whole host of Eagles could be in international action next week as they take a break from domestic league football to represent their countries.

Amongst the call-up list is skipper Mile Jedinak, who is likely to lead out his countrymen in two friendly games for Australia. The Socceroos will take on Belgium on Thursday 4th September before travelling to Craven Cottage to play Saudi Arabia just four days later.

Goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey and midfielders Jonny Williams and Joe Ledley will all be travelling with Wales to play in their fixture against Andorra on Tuesday 9th September as their Euro 2016 campaign gets underway.

Meanwhile Barry Bannan's Scotland side begin their qualifying campaign with a much tougher test away in Dortmund against world champions Germany at the Westfalenstadion on Sunday 7th September, aiming to qualify for their first major championships since the 1998 World Cup.

Like Jedinak, Marouane Chamakh will also get the chance to play twice for his country in the space of a week, as Morocco look to challenge Qatar (3rd September) and Libya (7th September) in friendly action. Despite not featuring for his country since August 2012, Chamakh has won over 60 caps for his country since making his debut against Sierra Leone in 2003, scoring 17 goals, but is looking to force himself back into the international fold with the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations taking place in his homeland next January..

Qualifiers for that competitions will also be taking place next week, and Algerian midfielder Adlene Guedioura looking to add a couple of caps to his collection against Ethiopia and Mali, and also heading to that continent is Yannick Bolasie who has been called up for the DR Congo squad who have two fixtures in four days, facing Cameroon on 6th September before tackling Sierra Leone on the 10th.

Another player who could pull on his country's colours is Damien Delaney, who has been selected in the Republic of Ireland's provisional squad for their games against Oman and Georgia - the latter being their opening Euro 2016 group match.


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