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Posted on 2 March 2010  - 12:00

Our trio of England Under-19s kick-off a busy international midweek as they travel to Holland for a friendly tonight (Tuesday, March 2).

Our trio of England Under-19s kick-off a busy international midweek as they travel to Holland for a friendly tonight (Tuesday, March 2).

Ryan Mason, Steven Caulker - both currently on loan at Yeovil - and John Bostock are all in Noel Blake's squad for the encounter at RKC Waalwijk's Mandemaker Stadium. Kick-off is 7pm.

Also tonight, Robbie Keane, currently on loan at Celtic, is in the Republic of Ireland squad for the high-profile friendly against Brazil at the Emirates Stadium.

Fourteen of our players are involved in internationals on Wednesday.

We've another four players on England duty - Jermain Defoe and Peter Crouch are in the full squad for the friendly against Egypt at Wembley (8pm) while Kyle Walker and Kyle Naughton are with the Under-21s for a key European Championship qualifier against Greece at Doncaster's Keepmoat Stadium (6pm).

Benoit Assou-Ekotto and Sebastien Bassong face a prestigious friendly for Cameroon against world champions Italy in Monaco.

Our three Croatians Vedran Corluka, Niko Kranjcar and Luka Modric are all in Slaven Bilic's squad for the friendly against Belgium in Brussells.

In-form Gareth Bale is in the Wales squad for the friendly against Sweden at Swansea's Liberty Stadium, Eidur Gudjohnsen's Iceland travel to Cyprus and Wilson Palacios takes on Turkey with Honduras in Istanbul.

Of our senior players currently out on loan, Giovani is back home in Mexico for a friendly against New Zealand and Alan Hutton's Scotland take on Czech Republic at Hampden Park.