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International preview: Ten in action

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International preview: Ten in action

Three Villans are in African Cup of Nations qualifying over this next two weeks.

Jordan Ayew plays for Ghana on Thursday and Sunday against Mozambique.

Ghana are top of Group H, which also includes Rwanda and Mauritius.

Rudy Gestede plays for Benin against South Sudan on Wednesday and Sunday.

Benin are third in Group C, which also includes Mali and Equatorial Guinea.

Idrissa Gana plays for Senegal against Niger on Saturday and Tuesday.

Senegal are top of Group K, which is completed by Burundi and Namibia.

In the African Cup of Nations qualifying, the thirteen group winners will qualify for the finals tournament while the two runners-up among these four-team groups with the best records will also qualify.

Meanwhile, Leandro Bacuna is with Curacao for the first time as they face Barbados on Wednesday and Dominican Republic on Saturday in Round 1 of Caribbean Cup qualifying.

Curacao are in Group 4, with the top two teams from all seven groups qualifying for Round 2.


Brad Guzan is with USA for World Cup qualifying as they face Guatemala on Friday and Tuesday.

The States are top of Group C in Round 4 of qualifying, which also includes Trinidad and Tobago as well as St Vincent/Grenadines.

A total of 12 teams have been drawn into three round-robin, home-and-away groups of four teams each.

The winners and runners-up of each group advance to Round 5.

Carlos Sanchez is in World Cup qualifying action for Colombia against Bolivia on Thursday and Ecuador on Tuesday.

Colombia are seventh in a league of ten teams in Round 1 of South American qualifiying.

The top four teams from each group will qualify for the finals. The fifth placed team advances to the intercontinental play-off.

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Ciaran Clark is in friendly action for Republic of Ireland as they take on Switzerland on Friday and Slovakia on Tuesday, both matches played in Dublin.

Alan Hutton is set to earn his 50th cap for Scotland as they take on Czech Republic on Thursday and the Scots are due to play Denmark on Tuesday.

Jores Okore is in friendly action for Denmark as they face Iceland on Thursday and Scotland on Tuesday.

Andre Green is with England U18s for their being-closed-doors friendly with Republic of Ireland on Sunday at St George's Park.

Paul Brown
By @paulbrownavfc 22nd March 2016
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