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International Blues

A summary of who is playing where over the next fortnight.

International Blues
Matthew Pennington
Chris Long
Hallam Hope
George Green
Tyias Browning
Bryan Oviedo
Leon Osman
Steven Naismith
Kevin Mirallas
Matthew Kennedy
Francisco Junior
Nikica Jelavic
Marouane Fellaini
Shane Duffy
Seamus Coleman
Leighton Baines

Nine Everton first-team players could be involved in international action over the course of the next fortnight after receiving call ups for their respective national teams.

Fresh from the weekend win over Manchester City, Leighton Baines and Leon Osman have departed Merseyside to link up with their England colleagues ahead of the Group H World Cup qualifiers against San Marino and Montenegro.

Kevin Mirallas and Marouane Fellaini are set to represent Belgium in their back-to-back qualifiers against Macedonia, while Nikica Jelavic is a part of the Croatia contingent for their games with Serbia and Wales.

Steven Naismith has been named in Gordon Strachan’s first competitive squad for the crucial games against Wales and Serbia. Scotland currently prop up Group A after collecting just two points from their first four fixtures.

In Group B, Seamus Coleman is set to add to his 9 Republic of Ireland caps after being named in their squad for fixtures against Sweden and Austria. Two victories would see Giovanni Trapattoni’s side climb to second in the table after the shaky start to their qualifying campaign.

Outside of Europe, Bryan Oviedo has travelled across the Atlantic in preparation for Costa Rica’s CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers against USA and Jamaica.

On the Under-21s scene, Shane Duffy could face Francisco Junior as Republic of Ireland play Portugal in Dublin.

Tyias Browning, Hallam Hope and Matthew Pennington are in line to make their England Under-19s debut against Turkey, although John Stones has withdrawn after being named in the original squad. John Lundstram was also forced to drop out on Tuesday afternoon, the midfielder having picked up a knock in Doncaster’s 1-1 draw with Portsmouth at the weekend.

Matthew Kennedy is part of the Scotland Under-19s squad for their double header against Sweden, George Green is in the England Under-17s squad to play Portugal, Russia and Slovenia, while Harry Charsley has joined up with Republic of Ireland Under-17s for the games against Austria, Georgia and Serbia.

Finally, Jonjoe Kenny and Ryan Ledson have been named in the England Under-16s squad for the eight-nation Montaigu Tournament in France.

Below is a full list of international fixtures. Keep an eye on evertonfc.com over the next week for more news and updates on Everton players in action.

WEDNESDAY 19 MARCH
Scotland U19s v Sweden U19s

THURSDAY 21 MARCH
England U19s v Turkey U19s
Scotland U19s v Sweden U19s

FRIDAY 22 MARCH
San Marino v England
Macedonia v Belgium
Croatia v Serbia
Sweden v Republic of Ireland
Scotland v Wales
USA v Costa Rica

SATURDAY 23 MARCH
England U17s v Portugal U17s

MONDAY 25 MARCH
Republic of Ireland U21s v Portugal U21s
England U17s v Russia U17s
Austria U17s v Republic of Ireland U17s

TUESDAY 26 MARCH
Montenegro v England
Belgium v Macedonia
Serbia v Scotland
Republic of Ireland v Austria
Costa Rica v Jamaica
Wales v Croatia

WEDNESDAY 27 MARCH
Georgia U17s v Republic of Ireland U17s

THURSDAY 28 MARCH
England U17s v Slovenia U17s

SATURDAY 30 MARCH
Serbia U17s v Republic of Ireland U17s

patrick liddaneHope all our players come back fit and well after the internationals. We can finish the season in style.

Monday 18th March 18:19 Report Comment
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