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International round-up

Posted on 4 September 2013  - 15:17

Tom Carroll, Harry Kane and Zeki Fryers kick-off a busy spell of international football for our players on Thursday night.

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All three are in the England Under-21 squad for the first round of qualifying matches for the 2015 European U21 Championships against Moldova on Thursday and Finland away next Monday.  

Tom is looking for a third cap at Under-21 level, Harry his second while Zeki is called up for the first time after representing England at Under-16, 17 and 19 levels.

Meanwhile, Jordan Archer is with the Scotland squad for a qualifier against Holland in Nijmegen.

We have 11 players in World Cup qualifying action on Friday. Andros Townsend is in the senior England squad for the first time alongside Kyle Walker and Jermain Defoe as the Three Lions take on Moldova at Wembley on Friday.

Our three Belgian internationals Nacer Chadli, Jan Vertonghen and Mousa Dembele make the short trip to Glasgow, where they face Scotland at Hampden Park. Belgium currently top Group A.

New signings Vlad Chiriches, Christian Eriksen and Roberto Soldado all face WCQ – Vlad is with Romania for the home match against Hungary, Christian is in Malta with Denmark and Roberto travels to Finland with Spain.

Hugo Lloris is expected to captain France again as they travel to Georgia and Gylfi Sigurdsson faces Switzerland away with Iceland. 

The first round of internationals is completed on Saturday with Paulinho in the Brazil squad for a friendly against Australia.

It all then starts again next week with Under-21 qualifiers on Monday and World Cup qualifiers on Tuesday.