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International Royals in action this evening

25 March 2015

The Royals could have a number of first teamers in action for their respective nations this evening.

Oliver Norwood and Northern Ireland take on Scotland for their return to Hampden Park this evening.

The Scots have not played at their regular base since prior to Glasgow hosting the 2014 Commonwealth Games but Michael O’Neill’s in form visitors will pose a stern test. They currently sit second of Group F of Euro 2016 qualifying, having won three of their opening four matches.

Tonight’s friendly gives the Irish an opportunity to re-familiarise themselves with each other before Sunday’s important qualifying match against Finland at Windsor Park.

Adam Federici’s Australia take on world champions Germany in an eye-catching friendly in Kaiserslautern. Bet365 will be streaming the match live on their website for Bet365 online account users. The Socceroos then travel to Skopje to face Macedonia – also in a friendly.

Midfielder Danny Williams and his USA side are in Aarhus, where they meet Denmark in a friendly. The USMNT then travel to Zurich to take on Switzerland, who are in England’s Euro 2016 qualification group.

Hope Akpan could line up for Nigeria when they take on Uganda in Uyo. The midfielder is eligible to play for the Super Eagles again after recovering from his shoulder injury.

Reading also have a handful of nations represented by individuals from its fruitful academy over the next fortnight.

Young defender Axel Andresson has linked up with Iceland U17s for the UEFA U17 Elite Round in Russia.

Recent first-team debutant Andrija Novakovich remains on British shores with his USA U20s side facing Tottenham Hotspurs’ U21s on Friday and England U20s on Sunday.

Josh Barrett and Thomas McIntyre have joined up with Republic of Ireland U17s and Scotland U17s respectively. The Boys in Green are taking part in the UEFA U17 Elite Phase Tournament in Poland, while the Scots have a training camp in London.

Harry Cardwell is in the Scotland U19s squad. They play hosts Austria on Thursday in the U19s Championship 2015 Elite Round, and they will also take on Italy and Croatia.

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