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International Preview: June

30 May 2017

SEVERAL Norwich City are poised for international action in June.

Michael McGovern (Northern Ireland), Russell Martin and Steven Naismith (both Scotland), Timm Klose (Switzerland) and Wes Hoolahan (Republic of Ireland) have all been included in their respective national squads.

Marley Watkins, who will officially join the Canaries from July, is among a 26-strong Wales training camp squad which will be trimmed to 23 for their Group D World Cup Qualifier in Serbia on Sunday, June 11 (7:45pm)

Northern Ireland host New Zealand in a friendly on Friday, June 2 (7:45pm) before visiting Azerbaijan in Group C of World Cup Qualifying on Saturday, June 10 (5pm).

Scotland have just the one fixture, facing England at home in Group F of World Cup Qualifying on Saturday, June 10 (5pm).

Switzerland's first match takes place on Thursday, June 1 when Belarus visit for a friendly (5pm) ahead of travelling to the Faroe Islands for a Group B World Cup Qualifier on Friday, June 9 (7:45pm).

Ireland head to New Jersey in the United States on Friday, June 2 (1am) to face Mexico then return to Dublin to play Uruguay on Sunday, June 4 (6pm) with both those matches being friendlies.

The two games serve as preparation for a crunch Group D World Cup Qualifier at home to Austria on Sunday, June 11 (5pm).

Finally, Jacob Murphy (England), Jamal Lewis and Joe Crowe (both Northern Ireland) have all spent time in Under-21s training camp squads.

Murphy is vying for selection for the European Under-21s Championships, with England set to play Sweden (5pm on Friday, June 16), Slovakia (5pm on Monday, June 19) and tournament hosts Poland (7:45pm on Thursday, June 22) in the group stages.

Meanwhile, both Lewis and Crowe have been included for Northern Ireland Under-21s' European Qualifier in Estonia on Thursday, June 8 (4pm).


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