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Younes gets a call

Posted on 26 May 2011  - 12:00

Younes Kaboul could be set to win his first senior cap for France after being called up to their latest national squad.

Younes gets a call

Younes Kaboul could be set to win his first senior cap for France after being called up to their latest national squad.

Les Bleus travel to Minsk for a Euro 2012 qualifier with Belarus next Friday to kick off a hectic schedule.

Laurent Blanc’s men then play two friendlies the following week against the two host nations of next summer’s Championships. Ukraine are first up on the Monday in Donetsk, and then it’s Poland that Thursday in Warsaw.

It is only the second time Younes has been named in a senior France squad – the first time being in November for the friendly with England at Wembley, but the defender was not involved.

He did, however, captain his country at Under-21 level and feature for the Under-19s earlier in his career.

But Younes is just one of a number of our players involved in senior international action this summer.

Here’s the run down on who’s playing where…

Brazil – Sandro
v. Holland, friendly, Saturday June 4, Goiania
v. Romania, friendly, Tuesday June 7, Sao Paulo
Copa America, July 1-24, Argentina

Cameroon – Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Sebastien Bassong
v. Senegal, Africa Cup of Nations qualifier, Saturday June 4, Yaounde
v. Russia, friendly, Tuesday June 7, Salzburg

Croatia – Vedran Corluka, Luka Modric, Stipe Pletikosa (Niko Kranjcar suspended)
v. Georgia, Euro qualifier, Friday June 3, Split

England – Peter Crouch, Kyle Walker (Jermain Defoe withdrawn injured)
v. Switzerland, Euro qualifier, Saturday June 4, Wembley

France – Younes Kaboul
v. Belarus, Euro qualifier, Friday June 3, Minsk
v. Ukraine, friendly, Monday June 6, Donetsk
v. Poland, friendly, Thursday June 9, Warsaw

Honduras – Wilson Palacios
v. El Salvador, friendly, Sunday May 29, Houston
CONCACAF Gold Cup, June 5-25, USA

Mexico – Giovani Dos Santos
v. Ecuador, friendly, Saturday May 28, Seattle
v. New Zealand, friendly, Wednesday June 1, Denver
CONCACAF Gold Cup, June 5-25, USA

Republic of Ireland – Robbie Keane
v. Scotland, Carling Nations Cup, Sunday May 29, Dublin
v. Macedonia, Euro qualifier, Saturday June 4, Skopje
v. Italy, friendly, Tuesday June 7, Liege

Russia – Roman Pavlyuchenko
v. Armenia, Euro qualifier, Saturday June 4, St Petersburg
v. Cameroon, friendly, Tuesday June 7, Salzburg

South Africa – Steven Pienaar (Bongani Khumalo out injured)
v. Egypt, Africa Cup of Nations qualifier, Sunday June 5, Cairo