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Eight Royals called up for international duty

See who's got the nod for their country while representing Reading

8 October 2018

Eight Royals from across our first team and Under-23s have been called up for their countries for the upcoming international break.

Chris Gunter will hope to add to his Wales tally with a friendly against Spain before taking on the Republic of Ireland - with David Meyler also in the provisional squad for the Irish setup, so the two are likely to face off against each other at some point! 

Ireland are yet to get off the mark in their UEFA Nations League group against Wales and Denmark, but they have two chances to get some points on the board over the international period.

Republic of Ireland vs Denmark - Saturday 13th October
Republic of Ireland vs Wales - Tuesday 16th October

Gunter is edging ever closer to the all-time appearance record for his country, now sitting just three caps away from Neville Southall's record total.

Wales vs Spain - Thursday 11th October
Republic of Ireland vs Wales - Tuesday 16th October

Andy Yiadom will be taking part in Africa Cup of Nations qualification with a double-header over the international break, with the next tournament edging ever closer.

Ghana vs Sierra Leone - Friday 12th October
Sierra Leone vs Ghana - Tuesday 16th October

Anssi Jaakkola having also been called up for the Finland squad for two Nations League fixtures, in his continuing involvement with the national team.

Estonia vs Finland - Friday 12th October
Finland vs Greece - Tuesday 16th October

Saeid Ezatolahi will be looking to add to his burgeoning cap tally for Iran over the international break, having already played 28 times for his country aged just 22.

Iran vs Bolivia, Tuesday 16th October

Leandro Bacuna will be going away with Curacao once again as they take on the US Virgin Islands on Friday, after scoring twice in their last fixture against Grenada.

Curacao vs US Virgin Islands, Friday 12th October

From our Academy, Tom McIntyre will be hoping to make his first start for Scotland's Under-21s, having come off the bench to make his debut at the higher age group back in September.

Ukraine U21 vs Scotland U21 - Friday 12th October
Scotland U21 vs England U21 - Tuesday 16th October

Danny Loader will be hoping to continue his fine form with England’s Under-19s, having been called up for a pair of internationals. He will first fly onto the continent to face Portugal, before returning for a match against Macedonia a few days later at St. George’s Park.

Portugal U19 vs England U19 - Thursday 11th October
England U19 vs Macedonia U19 - Tuesday 16th October

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