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For the March international break, 27 Blues have been called up to represent their countries.

Phil Jagielka, Ross Barkley and John Stones are in the England squad for friendlies against Germany and Netherlands, while Seamus Coleman, James McCarthy and Aiden McGeady could all be involved for Republic of Ireland against Switzerland and Slovakia.

Ramiro Funes Mori looks set to win more caps for Argentina in their 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Chile and Bolivia, while striker Oumar Niasse could turn out for Senegal in their two qualifiers with Niger.

Tim Howard, meanwhile, has two World Cup qualifiers with United States against Guatemala.

Muhamed Besic’s Bosnia & Herzegovina taking on Luxembourg and Switzerland.

The Belgian FA have announced the Red Devils' friendly against Portugal has been moved to the Iberian nation on security grounds after the terror attacks in Brussels.

Romelu Lukaku had been named in Belgium's squad for the game initially scheduled for Tuesday 29 March.   

Dropping down to Under-21 level, Brendan Galloway is in line for his first cap with Gareth Southgate’s England group as they do battle with the Swiss in a Euro 2017 qualifier.

Gerard Deulofeu could captain Spain’s Under-21s again, with a qualifier against Croatia before a friendly with Norway.


Gethin Jones has been called up for Wales Under-21s for their qualifiers with Bulgaria and Romania, while it’s a similar story for Harry Charsley and Republic of Ireland for qualifiers versus Italy and Slovenia.

Jindrich Stanek will join up with Czech Republic Under-21s for qualifiers against Latvia and Malta, but not before competing with the Under-20s in a friendly with France.

Also at Under-20 level, Joe Williams gets his first England recognition and could play alongside Mason Holgate as the young Lions take on Canada in a behind-closed-doors friendly before facing the same side again three days later.

Ryan Ledson, Jonjoe Kenny and Callum Connolly will all miss games for respective loan clubs this week as duty calls for Under-19 Euro qualifiers against Georgia, Greece and Spain.

Ledson and Kenny had been due to face each other when Cambridge United and Oxford United meet on 28 March.

Forward Shayne Lavery, meanwhile, is in the Northern Ireland Under-19 squad for qualifers against Poland, Netherlands and Ukraine.

At Under-18s level, there’s more young Blues involved – Tom Davies, Antony Evans and Nathan Holland will face Austria and Republic of Ireland for England, while Steven Kinsella could be on the opposite side in the latter fixture.

See below for a full list of international fixtures involving Everton players.

WEDNESDAY 23 MARCH
Austria U18 v England U18

THURSDAY 24 MARCH
Chile v Argentina
Republic of Ireland U21 v Italy U21
Spain U21 v Croatia U21
England U20 v Canada U20
Czech Republic U20 v France U20
Georgia U19 v England U19
Poland U19 v Northern Ireland U19

FRIDAY 25 MARCH
Luxembourg v Bosnia & Herzegovina
Republic of Ireland v Switzerland
Czech Republic U21 v Latvia U21
Bulgaria U21 v Wales U21

SATURDAY 26 MARCH
Germany v England
Senegal v Niger
Guatemala v United States
Switzerland U21 v England U21
Greece U19 v England U19
Netherland U19 v Northern Ireland U19

SUNDAY 27 MARCH
England U20 v Canada U20
England U18 v Republic of Ireland U18

MONDAY 28 MARCH
Slovenia U21 v Republic of Ireland U21
Spain U21 v Norway U21
Denmark U17 v Scotland U17

TUESDAY 29 MARCH
Argentina v Bolivia
Portugal v Belgium
Switzerland v Bosnia & Herzegovina
England v Netherlands
Republic of Ireland v Slovakia
Niger v Senegal
Malta U21 v Czech Republic U21
Romania U21 v Wales U21
Spain U19 v England U19
Ukraine U19 v Northern Ireland U19


WEDNESDAY 30 MARCH
United States v Guatemala

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