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21 March 2017

Find out when and where our players will be in action this week

Five members of The Bees squad will be off with their countries this weekend. Here’s when and where they will be in action:

Andreas Bjelland and Lasse Vibe

Romania vs Denmark – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying Group E, Sunday 26 March, 7.45pm kick-off

Denmark are currently third in their group with six points from four matches, a point ahead of Sunday’s opponents. With the top two, Poland and Montenegro, facing each other at the same time, a win for Denmark would either see them move into second-place or leave them just a point off top spot.

Andreas, who has 23 caps for his nation, played the full match as Denmark beat Kazakhstan 4-1 in their last qualifier back in November while Lasse will be looking to add to his 10 caps after being called up for the first time since last June.

John Egan

Republic of Ireland vs Wales - 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying Group D, Friday 24 March, 7.45pm kick-off

Republic of Ireland vs Iceland – International Friendly, Tuesday 28 Match, 7.45pm kick-off

This will be John’s first taste of full international duty having previously represented Ireland at Under-17, Under-19, and Under-21 level. The defender is part of the 27-man squad for Friday’s crucial qualifier against Wales and the friendly against 2016 European Championship Quarter-Finalists Iceland next Tuesday.

Ireland currently top Group D with ten points from four games, four points clear of Wales in third. Victory for O'Neill's side would cement their place in the top two of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in Russia at the half-way stage.

Rico Henry

England Under-20s vs Portugal Under-20s, Under-20 World Cup Warm-Up Tournament, Thursday 23 March, 3pm kick-off

England Under-20s vs France Under-20s, Under-20 World Cup Warm-Up Tournament, Saturday 25 March, 5pm kick-off

England Under-20s vs Senegal Under-20s, Under-20 World Cup Warm-Up Tournament, Tuesday 28 March, 2.30pm kick-off

The Young Lions head to Brittany to take on Portugal, France, and Senegal in their final warm-up matches before the squad announcement is made for the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in South Korea. All three opponents will be joining England at the World Cup, which starts in May, as new England Under-20 Head Coach Paul Simpson puts his final plans in place for the summer.

Rico earned four England Under-19 caps while at Walsall but this is his first selection at Under-20 level.

Ellery Balcombe

England Under-19s vs Saudi Arabia Under-18s, International Friendly, Wednesday 22 March, 3pm kick-off

England Under-19s vs Qatar, Under-18s, International Friendly, Friday 24 March, 3pm kick-off

England Under-19s vs Qatar, Under-18s, International Friendly, Monday 27 March, 3pm kick-off

B Team goalkeeper Ellery is one of three EFL goalkeepers selected as England’s Under-18s head to the Qatari capital Doha for a series of friendly matches. The 17-year-old earned his second cap in a 2-0 win over Poland back in November and has been included in the last four Under-18’s squads.

(All kick-off times are UK time) 

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