Blues' International Schedules

by Matthew Gamble

A host of Everton players are on international duty this summer.
Leighton Baines and Phil Jagielka will link up with England for their friendlies with Ireland at Wembley (29 May) and in Rio de Janeiro against Brazil (2 June).
Also in action are Belgian pair Marouane Fellaini and Kevin Mirallas as they face the USA and Tim Howard in Cleveland (29 May) before returning to Europe to host Serbia in a World Cup qualifier on 7 June.
For Howard, that's the first outing of what could be a marathon summer, with a further friendly against Germany (2 June) also on the agenda, before qualifiers against Jamaica, Panama and Honduras on 7/11/16 June.
The Gold Cup then takes place in July, though a second-string squad often competes.
Steven Naismith and Nikica Jelavic could be in opposition when Croatia host Scotland in a qualifier on 7 June.

10/06/2012: Nikica Jelavic nets for Croatia in their Euro 2012 opener against the Republic of Ireland.
The Croats also have a friendly against Belgium on 10 June.
Seamus Coleman could be involved in the Wembley game against England mentioned above, with Ireland also facing Georgia in another friendly (2 June).
A qualifier against the Faroe Islands (7 June) follows before a glamour friendly against Spain in New York on 11 June.
John Heitinga will be racking up the airmiles with friendlies against Indonesia in Jakarta and China in Beijing (7/11 June).
And Bryan Oviedo is a provisional call-up for Costa Rica's qualifiers against Honduras, Mexico and Panama on 7/11/18 June.
As reported last week several Everton players are in the provisional England Under-20 World Cup squad.
Youngsters Tyias Browning and Matthew Kennedy will play for England Under-19s and Scotland Under-19s respectively in European qualifiers, with the full tournament taking place later this summer.

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