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International call-ups for 14 senior Baggies

2 October 2017

ALBION will be heavily represented around the world in October’s edition of international fixtures.

14 Baggies stars will fly out to feature for their nations in what is a crucial month of international action.

The race for a place at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia is hotting up across the globe and plenty of Albion players will be involved in important fixtures.

Jake Livermore is in the England squad for their double-header against Slovenia at Wembley on Thursday (ko 7.45pm) and Lithuania in Vilnius on Sunday afternoon (ko 5pm).

The Three Lions need just one more win to secure their spot in Russia.

Elsewhere in England’s group, James Morrison and Matt Phillips have been included in Scotland’s squad for their crucial clashes with Slovakia at Hampden Park on Thursday (ko 7.45pm) and Slovenia in Ljubljana on Sunday afternoon (ko 5pm).

Gordon Strachan’s side are fourth in Group F, level on points with Slovenia and one point behind Slovakia in second.

Jonny Evans, Chris Brunt and Gareth McAuley will come up against world champions Germany at Windsor Park on Thursday night (ko 7.45pm) before taking on Norway in Oslo on Sunday night (ko 7.45pm).

Northern Ireland have already secured at least second spot in Group C.

Forward Hal Robson-Kanu is in the Wales squad for their qualifiers against Georgia in Tbilisi on Friday night (ko 5pm) and then James McClean’s Republic of Ireland in Cardiff on Monday night (ko 7.45pm).

McClean’s side will come up against Moldova in Dublin on Friday night (ko 7.45pm) before facing Wales.

Wales are second in Group D, four points behind leaders Serbia. The Republic of Ireland are third, one point behind Chris Coleman’s men with two games left.

Nacer Chadli is away with Belgium who will face Bosnia & Herzegovina in Sarajevo on Saturday evening (ko 5pm) and then Cyprus in Brussels on Tuesday night (ko 7.45pm).

The Red Devils have already qualified for the FIFA World Cup.

Grzegorz Krychowiak is back in the Poland squad for their final two qualifiers.

They’re up against Armenia in Yerevan on Thursday evening (ko 5pm) and then Montenegro in Warsaw on Sunday evening (ko 5pm).

Poland are three points ahead of both Montenegro and Denmark in Group E.

In Africa, Ahmed Hegazi and his Egypt side can take a huge step towards Russia on Sunday night.

They face Congo in Borg El Arab at 6pm knowing that three points would leave them in pole position to qualify from Group E.

Salomon Rondon is back in South America with Venezuela.

La Vinotinto take on Uruguay on Thursday night (ko 10pm) in San Cristobal before travelling to Paraguay for their final qualifier in the early hours of next Wednesday morning.

Sam Field is with England’s U20 group who face Italy in Gorgonzola on Thursday evening (ko 6pm) and the Czech Republic back on home soil next Tuesday night (ko 7pm).

Finally, Oliver Burke will feature for Scotland’s U21 side in U21 European Qualifying.

They face England on Friday night (ko 7.45pm) at the Riverside Stadium before travelling to Latvia on Tuesday afternoon (ko 4pm).

Good luck to all our players on international duty.


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