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International Blues

by Daniel Alston @efc_danalston

No sooner were the Everton players back on home soil, many have now jetted off again for international duty.
 
It's not too far a journey for Leighton Baines and Phil Jagielka, however, with the duo heading down to Wembley for Wednesday's friendly against Scotland.
 
That could see the defensive pair come up against Club colleague Steven Naismith, with the forward named in the Scots' squad for the 8pm kick-off (live on ITV1).
 
Marouane Fellaini and Kevin Mirallas head to Brussels as Belgium host France, with Blues boss Roberto Martinez expecting the former to be cleared to play.
 
Absent from the Everton squad for Sunday's win over Real Betis, Fellaini had sustained an infected cut in his lower leg while in America. After the game, Martinez confirmed the midfielder was rested solely as a precaution while the wound healed.
 
The in-form Nikica Jelavic is on duty in Vaduz as Croatia fly out to face Liechtenstein, while Seamus Coleman and the Republic of Ireland take on Wales in Cardiff.
 
Tim Howard's United States squad will be this side of the Atlantic - as they tackle Bosnia and Herzegovina in Sarajevo.
 
Meanwhile, there's also plenty of young Blues in action this week, with Ross Barkley, John Stones and Luke Garbutt all in the England Under-21 squad for a friendly clash with Scotland at Bramall Lane on Tuesday.
 
Shane Duffy and Republic of Ireland head to the Faroe Islands for their Under-21 European Championship qualification campaign, while Apostolos Vellios joins Greece Under-21s for their  non-competitive trip to Ukraine.
 
Keep an eye on evertonfc.com for updates throughout the week.

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