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Academy players called up for international duty

8 October 2019

Eight young Canaries have been awarded international call-ups to play for their countries in the international break after making stand-out performances for Norwich City's Under-23s and Under-18s teams.

Isak Thorvaldsson could feature for Iceland U21s in their international friendly against Finland U21s on Wednesday, October 9 and against Sweden U21s in the UEFA Euro U21s qualifier on Saturday, October 12. The Icelandic midfielder has played a massive part for the Academy, most recently in the U21s win over Crawley Town in the Leasing.com Trophy.

A bit closer to home, Andrew Omobamidele has been called up to Republic of Ireland’s U19s squad to play Denmark U19s in two international friendlies on Friday, October 11 (kick-off 7pm) and Monday, October 14 (kick-off 1pm). Omobamidele has played five games so far this season for the U18s, scoring one.

Meanwhile in the U21s, Simon Power has been called up to Republic of Ireland’s squad, who play Italy U21s on Thursday, October 10 (kick-off 8.05pm) and Iceland on Tuesday, October 15 (kick-off 4pm).

Elsewhere in Britain, Archie Mair has had a call-up to Scotland’s U19s side. The Scottish national side are playing Belarus U19s on Wednesday October 9 (kick-off 7pm), Andorra U19s on Saturday October 12 (kick-off 12pm) and Germany U19s on October 15 (kick-off 7.05pm), all UEFA Euro U19s qualifiers.

Looking to Wales, Daniel Barden has been named in their U19s squad to face Austria U19s in two international friendlies on Friday, October 11 (kick-off 3pm) and Monday, October 14 (12pm).

Across the North Sea, Rocky Bushiri has earnt a call-up to Belgium’s U21s squad. Belgium are playing Moldova U21s in the UEFA Euro U21s qualifiers. The centre-back has played five games in all competitions while on loan at Blackpool this season. Rob Nizet has also had a call-up to Belgium’s U18s squad.

Finally, England midfielder Daniel Adshead is on standby to feature for England U19s as they play France U19s on Wednesday, October 9 (kick-off 4pm) and Belgium U19s on Saturday October 12 (kick-off 3pm).

FULL INTERNATIONAL SCHEDULE INVOLVING CANARIES:

Monday, October 7 – Friday, October 11

Belgium training camp - Rob Nizet

Wednesday, October 9

Iceland v Finland – International Friendly U21s - Isak Thorvaldsson
Scotland
v Belarus – UEFA Euro U19 Qualification/ Group 3- Archie Mair
England
v France – International Friendly U19s - Daniel Adshead

Thursday, October 10

Republic of Ireland v Italy – UEFA Euro U21 Qualification/ Group 1 - Simon Power

Friday, October 11

Wales v Austria – International Friendly U19s - Daniel Barden
Republic of Ireland
v Denmark – International Friendly U19s - Andrew Omobamidele

Saturday, October 12

Sweden v Iceland – UEFA Euro U21 Qualification/ Group 1 - Isak Thorvaldsson
Scotland v Andorra – UEFA Euro U19 Qualification/ Group 3 - Archie Mair
England
v Belgium – International Friendly U19s - Daniel Adshead

Monday, October 14

Republic of Ireland v Denmark – International Friendly U19s - Andrew Omobamidele
Wales
v Austria – International Friendly U19s - Daniel Barden

Tuesday, October 15

Belgium v Moldova – UEFA Euro U21 Qualification/ Group 9 - Rocky Bushiri
Scotland
v Germany – UEFA Euro U19 Qualification/ Group 3 - Archie Mair
Republic of Ireland v Iceland – UEFA Euro U21 Qualification/ Group 1  - Simon Power


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