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Posted on 3 October 2005  - 12:00

Edgar Davids is back in the Dutch squad and one of 18 internationals we have in action over the next 10 days or so.

Edgar Davids is back in the Dutch squad and one of 18 internationals we have in action over the next 10 days or so.

The midfielder is back for World Cup qualifiers against the Cezch Republic - a match that could determine who wins the group - and Macedonia.

We have 10 players on England duty. Saulo Asayile is in the Under-16s squad for the Victory Shield game against Wales on Friday October 14 while Phil Ifil is in the Under-20s squad for the friendly against Holland on Sunday.

Calum Davenport, Michael Dawson, Tom Huddlestone and now Aaron Lennon are in the Under-21s squad for European Championship qualifiers against Austria (Friday) and Poland (October 11).


Paul Robinson, Jermaine Jenas, Jermain Defoe and Ledley King are in Sven Goran Eriksson's full squad for World Cup qualifiers against Austria on Saturday and Poland next Wednesday.

Whoever makes it onto the pitch against Poland is likely to come up against team mate Grzegorz Rasiak leading the line for the Poles. Grzegorz also has a friendly against Iceland on Friday.

It's make or break time in terms of World Cup qualifying for our Republic of Ireland contingent. Robbie Keane is the squad against Cyprus on Saturday and is joined by Andy Reid (suspended for the Cyprus game) for what could be the crunch against Switzerland on October 12. Chris Hughton is the Republic's assistant manager.

Marton Fulop has made it once again into Hungary's full squad for Word Cup qualifiers against Bulgaria and Croatia although Crystal Palace's Gabor Kiraly is expected to keep hold of the number one shirt.

Teemu Tainio lines-up against for Finland in World Cup qualfiers against Romania and the Czech Republic.

Back in U21 action, Emil Hallfredsson is in the Iceland squad travelling to Sweden next Tuesday in European Championship qualifying while Reto Ziegler, currently on loan at Hamburg, is with the Swiss U21 squad for qualifiers against France and the Republic of Ireland. However, Stephen Kelly, captain of the Republic's Under-21s, missed out through suspension.