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11 Eagles Gain International Call-Ups

7 November 2014


A whole team of 11 Eagles have been called up by their respective countries as another international break follows tomorrow's game with Manchester United.

Yannick Bolasie will be hoping to book the Democratic Republic of Congo's place in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations when the Leopards take on Cameroon and Sierra Leone over the coming fortnight. The winger's side currently occupy second place in their group, with the top two automatically qualifying for the tournament in Morocco in January.

That is the homeland of Marouane Chamkah, and the Eagles striker has been selected for their friendlies against Benin and Zimbabwe as they up their preparations to try and claim the trophy on home soil.

One Palace player who is already looking forward to the competition is Adlene Guedioura whose Algeria side have already qualified. He will be aiming to feature for his side in their final two group games against Benin and Mali.

Closer to home, seven Palace players could represent home nations sides as they aim to continue their good starts to Euro 2016 qualification.

Wales will be looking to remain top of their group despite the daunting task of facing World Cup quarter-finalists Belgium on the continent next Sunday, with Joe Ledley, Wayne Hennessey and Jonny Williams all chosen by Chris Coleman.

Scottish pair Barry Bannan and James McArthur have also been included in Scotland's squad to take on the Republic of Ireland on Friday night, and could line-up against teammates Kevin Doyle and Damien Delaney who have been named in the preliminary Irish squad that will travel to Celtic Park.

Following that game, Scotland host England in a friendly at the same venue four days later, whilst Martin O'Neill's men host the USA at the Aviva Stadium.

Mile Jedinak faces the longest journey of all though when he travels to Osaka with his Socceroos squad as they face Japan in a friendly, aiming to get back to winning ways before Australia's hosting of the Asia Cup in January.

Call-ups:

James McArthur and Barry Bannan
14/11/14 – Scotland v Rep of Ireland – Celtic Park
18/11/14 – Scotland v England – Celtic Park

Yannick Bolasie
15/11/14 – Cameroon v DR Congo – Yaounde
19/11/14 – DR Congo v Sierra Leone – Kinshasa

Adlene Guedioura
15/11/14 – Algeria v Ethiopia - Algeria
19/11/14 – Mali v Algeria - Mali

Wayne Hennessey, Joe Ledley and Jonny Williams
16/11/14 – Belgium v Wales 

Kevin Doyle and Damien Delaney (preliminary)
14/11/14 – Rep of Ireland v Scotland – Celtic Park
18/11/14 – Rep of Ire v USA – Aviva Stadium

Mile Jedinak
18/11/14 – Japan v Australia – Osaka

Marouane Chamakh
13/11/14 – Morocco v Benin – Morocco
16/11/14 – Morocco v Zimbabwe – Morocco 

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