International calls for BPF, JBG and Long
Last week we reported that Robbie Brady and Nick Pope had been called up for the Republic of Ireland and England respectively with Dwight McNeil getting an England Under-21 call, and now we can confirm that three other Burnley players will be reporting for international duty following yesterday’s game at Newcastle.
Bailey Peacock-Farrell, who is first choice goalkeeper with Northern Ireland, has been named in their squad for the upcoming games against Bosnia & Herzegovina, Austria and Norway. They face Bosnia & Herzegovina first in the Euro 2020 play-offs on Thursday, 8th October at Stadion Grbavica in Sarajevo before two Nations League games. The first of those two is against Austria at Windsor Park, Belfast on Sunday, 11th October and then they travel to the Ullevaal Stadion in Oslo to play Norway on Wednesday, 14th October.
Jόhann Berg Guðmundsson opted out of the Iceland team for their last internationals just ahead of the new season but he’s back in this time, a decision Sean Dyche is pleased with given it will give him some game time. They too have a Euro 2020 play-off followed by two Nations League games.
Iceland will play Romania in the play-off game at Laugardalsvöllur in Reykjavik on Thursday, 8th October before moving into Nations League action against Denmark on Sunday, 11th October and Belgium on Wednesday, 14th October. Both these games, like the Romania game will be held in Reykjavik.
Kevin Long wasn’t in the original Republic of Ireland squad for their three games but has been called up as a replacement for Blackburn’s Darragh Lenihan who has pulled out with injury. New Ireland coach Stephen Kenny said: “Kevin can consider himself unlucky not to have been in the squad in the first place as he is playing regularly in the Premier League.”
They will also be playing on the same dates against Slovakia in the play-off at the Národný futbalový štadión in Bratislava and then Wales and Finland in the Nations League. The game against Wales is at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin with game against Finland at the Helsingin Olympiastadion in Helsinki.Follow UpTheClarets:
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