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International preview: Six Villa players in action on Tuesday/Wednesday

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International preview: Six Villa players in action on Tuesday/Wednesday

We have six players in international action this week - in a host of competitions.

IDRISSA GANA is in African Cup of Nations qualifying with Senegal as they take on Niger in Niamey.

Senegal are on nine points from their opening three qualifying matches in Group K.

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.

CARLOS SANCHEZ and BRAD GUZAN are in World Cup qualifying action with Colombia and USA.

Colombia face Ecuador in Barranquilla in their latest encounter. 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.

USA take on Guatemala in Ohio in their World Cup qualifying campaign - on Tuesday going into early Wednesday morning.

Brad Guzan will battle with Tim Howard to start the game, after Howard played in the previous encounter with Guatemala.

The States are third in 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.

CIARAN CLARK, fresh from scoring the winner in the 1-0 win over Switzerland, is again in friendly action in Dublin.

Republic of Ireland face Slovakia on Tuesday as they continue preparations for the European Championships.

JORES OKORE and ALAN HUTTON are drawn together in a friendly this evening as Denmark face Scotland at Hampden Park.



Idrissa Gana: Niger v Senegal - African Cup of Nations qualifying
Ciaran Clark: Ireland v Slovakia - Friendly
Jores Okore: Scotland v Denmark - Friendly
Alan Hutton: Scotland v Denmark - Friendly
Carlos Sanchez: Colombia v Ecuador - World Cup qualifying


Brad Guzan: Guatemala v USA - World Cup qualifying

Paul Brown
By @paulbrownavfc 29th March 2016
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