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PREVIEW: CANARIES ON INTERNATIONAL DUTY

3 October 2016

Our rundown of the City players away with their countries

NINE Norwich City senior players have joined up with their countries for the October international fixtures.

Robbie Brady* and Wes Hoolahan once again form part of the Republic of Ireland squad, as Martin O'Neill's side resume their World Cup qualifying campaign.

Ireland, who are in Group D, face matches at home to Georgia on Thursday, October 6 (7:45pm) before travelling to Moldova on Sunday, October 9 (7:45pm).

Russell Martin and Steven Naismith have been included in Gordan Strachan's Scotland squad, as they look to build on their opening victory over Malta which sees them top Group F.

They meet Lithuania in Glasgow on Saturday, October 8 (7:45pm) before a testing away game in Slovakia on Tuesday, October 11 (7:45pm).

Another country at the top of their group are Timm Klose's Switzerland, who lead Group B following a fine win over Euro 2016 champions Portugal.

Switzerland have successive away fixtures to contend with, coming up against Hungary on Friday, October 7 (7:45pm) and Andorra on Monday, October 10 (7:45pm) respectively.

Three City players are involved in Group C, with Michael McGovern and Kyle Lafferty in the Northern Ireland squad while Alex Tettey is called up by Norway.

Northern Ireland host San Marino on Saturday, October 8 (7:45pm) before visiting European heavyweights Germany on Tuesday, October 11 (7:45pm).

Norway, meanwhile, go to Azerbaijan on Saturday, October 8 (5pm) ahead of returning to Oslo on Tuesday, October 11 to face San Marino (7:45pm).

Finally, Martin Olsson has been included in Sweden's squad for their latest round of World Cup Qualifiers, with the Scandinavian outfit currently third in Group A.

Sweden go to Luxembourg on Friday, October 7 (7:45pm) before a home meeting with Bulgaria on Monday, October 10 (7:45pm).

*Brady was released from the Republic of Ireland squad on Friday, October 7 after sustaining concussion in their 1-0 win over Georgia in Dublin on Thursday, October 6.




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