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20 May 2014

Round-up of players involved

There are plenty of Royals involved with their international sides over this summer, check out who is where and when below...



Royals left back Jordan Obita has travelled with England's under-21s for the Toulon Tournament that takes place from the 20th of May to the 2nd of June, with group stage games against Qatar, Brazil, Korea and Columbia lined up.

The Academy graduate was an unused substitute for Garath Southgate's Young Lions on Monday night, as they sealed 3-1 win Euro qualifying win over Wales at the Liberty Stadium.

Striker Pavel Pogrebnyak will not feature at the World Cup, as Fabio Capello trimmed his 30-man Russia squad for the tournament in Brazil.

Danny Williams says he is looking forward to the 2014/15 season with Reading, after he was not included in Jurgen Klinsmann's 30-man USA squad.

Goalkeeper Adam Federici will also stay fresh for the upcoming campaign. He was not included in Australia's 30-man squad for the World Cup, though former Royal Oliver Bozanic was.

Defenders Alex Pearce and Stephen Kelly are in Republic of Ireland's 31-man provisional squad to play Turkey, Italy, Costa Rica and Portugal between 25th May and 10th June.

The Wales squad to face the Netherlands in a friendly on the 4th of June will be announced this week, Hal Robson-Kanu is a provisional call-up.

Young defenders Pierce Sweeney and Shane Griffin are both in the Ireland U21s squad to play Qatar in a friendly on Saturday 24th May in Germany.

In the U19s age group of the Emerald Isle, duo Liam Kelly and Sean Long will be on duty at the end of this month for a UEFA Elite Phase Tournament.

Our goalkeeper Jonathan Henly has been away with Scotland U21s at a training camp, ahead of their UEFA qualifier with the Netherlands on 28th May.



Elsewhere in our Academy, trio Harry Cardwell, Dominic Hyam and George McLennan are now with Scotland for their Group 1 games of the Elite Round of the UEFA U19 Championship. They take on Ukraine and England on the 24th and 26th of May respectively, both at Burton Albion, before playing Montenegro on the 29th at Walsall.

16-year-old duo Jake Sheppard and Zak Jules, both second year scholars next season, were part of Scotland U17s impressive run to the semi-finals of the UEFA U17 Championships - read more here.

And last but not least, our Icelandic player Sammi Fridjonsson will be involved in a U19 UEFA Elite Round in Ireland later this month.


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