Good news today that Newcastle’s top 19 year-old central midfielder, Haris Vuckic, has been included for the first time in the full Slovenian squad.
Haris Vuckic gets first call up by Slovenia
And 20 year-old Shane Ferguson has been called up by the full Northern Ireland side to play Norway on 29th February, although Shane has one cap already for Northern Ireland, having played in the 3-0 loss in Italy back in the summer of 2009.
The 19-year-old Ljubljana-born Vuckic has played four times for the U21 side, and has also played at U17 and U19 level, but never at the full International level, and it’s good news that Haris is included in the squad to play Scotland on 29th February.
Vuckic is currently on loan at Cardiff City, where he has so far appeared three times with two starts for the Welsh club, and the 6’3″ midfielder scored his first senior goal ever in English football, when he scored Cardiff’s third goal last Tuesday night against Peterborough in the 3-1 victory.
Other Newcastle players who will be on International duty later this month are Yohan Cabaye, Papiss Cisse, Davide Santon and Tamas Kadar.
Cabaye will be in the French squad to play in Germany, and Papiss Cisse will be in the squad to play in South Africa, and forgotten man – 21 year-old Tamas Kadar – is in the full Hungary squad to face Bulgaria in Gyor.
The good news is that top Newcastle striker Demba Ba is not included in the Senegal squad this time around.
And of course we now know that Kadar will not have his contract renewed on Tyneside when it runs out at the end of June – Tamas has two full caps so far for Hungary.
Davide Santon will again be playing for the Italy U-21 side in their friendly match against France in Cannes – again on the 29th February, which is a week tomorrow.