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1 September 2014

Canaries who are set to represent their countries

NINE Norwich City players have been called up for international duty over the next fortnight.

Canaries skipper Russell Martin and full-back Steven Whittaker (pictured) are in Scotland’s squad to take on World Cup winners Germany in their first qualifier for the 2016 European Championships.

Gordon Strachan’s men will make the trip to Dortmund for Sunday’s game, which kicks off at 7.45pm. Scotland’s other Group D rivals are Republic of Ireland, Poland, Georgia and Gibralter.

Kyle Lafferty is part of Michael O’Neill’s 26-man Northern Ireland squad as they begin their qualifying campaign with an away game against Hungary in Budapest on Sunday September 7 (5pm).

The summer recruit from Palermo has nine goals from 37 games for his country.

Republic of Ireland will warm up for their Group D opener against Georgia in Tbilisi (Sunday September 7, 5pm) with a friendly against Oman at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin (Wednesday September 3, 7.45pm), and Wes Hoolahan is in Martin O’Neill 27-man selection for both games.

Jamar Loza could win his second cap for Jamaica when they take on Canada in Toronto on Tuesday September 9 (Wednesday September 10 UK, 12.30am).

The young striker, who earned his first senior start for the Canaries against Crawley Town in the Capital One Cup last week, made his international bow against Egypt in a 2-2 draw at Leyton Orient’s Matchroom Stadium back in June.

Martin Olsson will hope to play a part for Sweden in their international double-header.

They host Estonia in a friendly (Thursday September 4, 6.45pm) before taking on Austria in Vienna in Group G for 2016 European Championships qualifying (Monday September 8, 7.45pm).

Norway play England at Wembley (Wednesday September 3, 8pm), and Alex Tettey is in line to feature as the Scandinavian side prepare for a tough opening qualifier at home to Italy (Tuesday September 9, 7.45pm).

Nathan Redmond links up with England’s Under-21s once more as they look to maintain their unbeaten record in Group 1 qualifying for the 2015 European Championship.

They face away trips to Lithuania (Friday September 5, 5pm) and Moldova (Tuesday September 9, 5pm), while Josh Murphy has been included in Adrian Boothroyd’s Under-20s squad.

They play Romania in a friendly at New Bucks Head Friday September 5 (7.30pm).

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