Newcastle United players Fabricio Coloccini and Geremi will be in World Cup qualifying action during the coming week.
Fabricio Coloccini – in action for Brazil
Diego Maradona’s Argentina face a big big game with their long-term rivals Brazil in Rosario on Saturday and then they go to Asuncion to take on Paraguay on Wednesday. Jonas Gutierrez ia also in the squad but is injured and will not play.
And Newcastle midfielder Geremi, who is still only 30, is part of the Cameroon squad which faces Gabon in a double header. Geremi already has 103 caps for Cameroon to date.
Both Nile Ranger and Ryan Donaldson are in the England U19 squad to face Russia in a friendly match at Shrewsbury.
It’s good to now have Ryan at the U19 level, although the local forward has already played at the England at U17 level. He has been singled out by manager Hughton as one who could play a part for Newcastle this season.
Tim Krul and Shane Ferguson are in Under-21 Euro Qualifier action for Holland and Northern Ireland respectively, and we’re a little puzzled why left-winger Shane hasn’tet ybeen move into the full first team squad on Tyneside.
We hope all our players do well and also come back with no injuries.