With Newcastle giving something like 14 players away on international duty there is a continual watch going on to ensure that each of the players comes through their games uninjured.
Many Newcastle players have participated so far and as far as we know nobody from the club has been injured.
As we reported earlier Martins was on form for Nigeria in Mexico yesterday being a constant menace to the Mexican defense and he scored 2 good goals.
Oba Martins – on form for Nigeria in Mexico yesterday – scoring 2 goals
Alan Smith was not included in Steve McClaren’s substitutes on Saturday in England’s easy win against Estonia, but apparently has a slight knee injury and could be involved against Russia on Wednesday.
Shay Given played the full 90 minutes for Ireland in their 0-0 draw with Germany in Dublin and Emre completed the full game for Turkey as they were surprisingly held to a 1-1 draw in Moldova. Zog played the full game at left back for the France Under-21 win against Bosnia Herze 4-0. There are major internationals again on Wednesday. Here is the participation of the Newcastle players so far.
International Break â€“ Newcastle Player Participation
Republic of Ireland – Shay Given
Sat 13.10.07: Ireland 0 Germany 0 â€“ Shay played full game
Wed 17.10.07: Ireland v Cyprus
Czech Republic – David Rozehnal
Wed 17.10.07: Germany v Czech Republic
England – Michael Owen and Alan Smith
Sat 13.10.07: England 3 Estonia 0 â€“ Owen played for 70 minutes
Wed 17.10.07: Russia v England
Turkey – Emre
Sat 13.10.07: Moldova 1 Turkey 1 â€“ Emre played full game
Wed 17.10.07: Turkey v Greece
European Championships Under-21 Qualifiers
England – Steven Taylor and James Milner
Fri 12.10.07: England 1 Montenegro 0 â€“ Taylor and Milner both played full game
Tue 16.10.07: Ireland v England
France – Charles N’Zogbia
Fri 12.10.07: France 4 Bosnia-Herze 0 â€“ Zog played the full game at left-back
Tue 16.10.07 Romania v France
European Championships Under-19 Qualifiers
England – Andy Carroll
Fri 12.10.07: England 5 Iceland 1 â€“ Carroll played 68 minutes
Sun 14.10.07: England 6 Romania 0 â€“ Carroll didnâ€™t participate â€“ sent home
Wed 17.10.07: England v Belgium
European Championships Under-17 Qualifiers
England – Ryan Donaldson
Sun 21.10.07: Malta v England
Tue 23.10.07: Estonia v England
Fri 26.10.07: Portugal v England
Beijing Olympics 2008 Qualifiers
Australia – James Troisi
Wed 17.10.07: Lebanon U23 v Australia U23
Nigeria – Obafemi Martins
Sat 13.10.07: Mexico 2 Nigeria 2 â€“ Oba played full game scoring 2 goals
Senegal – Habib Beye and Abdoulaye Faye
Sun 14.10.07: Guinea 1 Senegal 3
Senegal were without Newcastle defender Habib Beye, who is serving a four-match ban after his off-the-ball altercation with Ghana’s Laryea Kingston in the group stages. We’re not sure whether Faye played.