There are a number of Newcastle players that have been called up for International duty next month.
Fab Coloccini – still no recall by Argentina
Five Newcastle players have been called up for full International duty, and six of the Newcastle youngsters have been called up for Youth International play.
Jonas Gutierrez who will be at Newcastle for the next four years now, after he signed a new contract yesterday, has again been called up for the Argentine squad by new manager Alejandro Sabella, and the Argies play Chile in Buenos Aires on Friday, 7th October, and then play Venezuela on Tuesday, 11th October.
But still no recall for Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini.
Newcastle striker and new hero Demba Ba has been called up for Senegal’s African Cup of Nations qualifying match against Ile Maurice in Port-Louis on Sunday, 9th October, and of course if Senegal qualify for the finals, he will be missing in January, as will Cheick Tiote, if the Ivory Coast qualify for the finals.
19 year-old Haris Vuckic has been named in both Slovenian Under 20 and Under 21 squads for their matches coming up, and forgotten defender, 21 year old Tamas Kadar, has been included in the Hungary Under 21 squad.
Not all squads have yet been announced yet, so there could be even more Newcastle players involved next month, like Dan Gosling for the England U21 side, as one example.
The International two week break comes after this weekend’s games, so let’s hope Newcastle can get a good result at Wolves, and keep in 4th position in the Premier League for those two weeks.
Here is the full list of Newcastle players, who we know will be involved in International play next month – courtesy of the Newcastle United official site:
Demba Ba (Senegal) – vs Ile Maurice, 9th Oct
Yohan Cabaye (France) – vs Albania, 7th Oct; vs Bosnia & Herzegovina, 11th Oct
Paul Dummett (Wales Under 21) – vs Montenegro, 8th Oct; vs Czech Republic, 11th Oct
Jonas Gutierrez (Argentina) – vs Chile, 7th Oct; vs Venezuela, 11th Oct
Tamas Kadar (Hungary Under 21) – vs Turkey, 8th Oct
Tim Krul (Holland) – vs Moldova, 7th Oct; vs Sweden, 11th Oct
Davide Santon (Italy U21) – vs Liechtenstein, 6th Oct; vs Turkey, 11th Oct
Ole Soderberg (Sweden U21) – vs Slovenia, 6th Oct; vs Finland, 10th Oct
Cheik Tiote (Ivory Coast) – vs Burundi, 9th Oct
Lee Toland (N Ireland U19) – vs Belarus, Germany and Montenegro, starting 6th Oct
Haris Vuckic (Slovenia U20 and U21) – vs Sweden (U21), 6th Oct; vs Hungary (U20), 11th Oct