Andy Robertson and David Marshall are both in the Scotland squad for their international double-header. They host Canada in a friendly on Wednesday evening before facing Slovenia in an important World Cup qualifier in Glasgow on Sunday. Allan McGregor, who is currently on loan at Cardiff City, is also included in the Scotland squad.
David Meyler is preparing for a huge game with the Republic of Ireland as they take on Wales in a World Cup qualifier in Dublin on Friday. Ireland are currently top of Group D, four points ahead of the third-placed Welsh, after winning three of their opening four fixtures. Ireland will also host Iceland in a friendly fixture next Tuesday.
Sitting in between Ireland and Wales in Group D are Serbia, who include Lazar Markovic in their squad for Friday’s qualifier against Georgia.
Also in World Cup qualifying action at the weekend will be Adama Diomande and Omar Elabdellaoui, who have joined up with Norway ahead of their game against Northern Ireland in Belfast. Markus Henriksen was also included in the initial Norwegian squad, although he will not be considered to play following his recent recovery from a shoulder injury.
There’s also a big game for Group E leaders Poland, who have Kamil Grosicki (pictured) in their squad for Sunday’s qualifier against second-placed Montenegro. The two sides are currently separated by three points, making this a genuine six-pointer for the Polish.
Abel Hernandez has made the long trip back to South America to join up with Uruguay ahead of their World Cup qualifiers against Brazil on Thursday and Peru next Tuesday, while Ahmed Elmohamady is also clocking up the miles for Egypt’s friendly with Togo which will be played next Tuesday.
It’s also going to be a busy few days for Josh Tymon, who is part of the England U18s squad that has travelled to the Gulf for games against Qatar and Saudi Arabia, the first of which will be played this Wednesday.