Two of Newcastle top players this season have been Argentine center back Fabriocio Coloccini and great Dane striker, Peter Lovenkrands.
Fabricio Coloccini – has been in great form for Newcastle United
In the case of Lovenkrands Peter has been included in preliminary squads for Denmark but has never been included in the final squad, and the last time he represented his country was in September of 2008.
Peter currently has 21 caps and 3 goals for Denmark, and doesn’t seem to be too concerned about his International future, as he is so dedicated right now to getting Newcastle promoted back to the Premeirship.
Newcastle team-mate Fabricio Coloccini is seemingly in a similar position and state of mind with Argentina.
Fabricio has now played 33 times for Argentina with a single goal and it’s in the balance whether manager Diego Maradona will include him in the South American squad.
Newcastle team-mate Jonas Gutierrez is a cast iron certainty for Argentina, not only to make the squad, but to start for his country in South Africa.
Newcastle manager Chris Hughton would just love to see both of Peter and Fabricio at this summer’s World Cup finals:
“I look at Lovenkrands and Coloccini and I would desperately love both of them to go to the World Cup in the summer,”
“Certainly if I look at their form at club level they’ve done themselves no harm.”
“If I look at what Peter’s done and the goals he’s scored for us, he has given them (Denmark) a massive reminder of what he can do.”
“The rest is down to him and his international manager.”
Newcastle fans will be hoping the two of them can first help Newcastle to that automatic promotion spot, and then both be included for their countries in the World Cup.
That would be so well deserved and show that even when you play in the English second division, when you are playing at Newcastle United you can still get picked at International level.
Well, we like to think that, in any case. 😀