Date: 4th March 2014 at 9:21am
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Another round of THOROUGHLY USEFUL international friendlies it is then. Frustratingly, most of these are being played on Wednesday evening, rather than the qualifiers’ slot of Tuesday evening.

So, the following have been called up to represent their countries:

Tomas Rosicky is in the Czech Republic squad to face Norway in Prague.

Thomas Vermaelen is in the Blegium squad that take on Ivory Coast in Brussels.

Per Mertesacker, Lukas Podolski and Mesut Özil have been selected for Germany, who take on Chile in Berlin.

Wojciech Szczesny is in Poland’s squad for their friendly against Scotland in Warsaw.

Aaron Ramsey misses out of Wales’ game with Iceland due to injury.

Jack Wilshere and Alex Oxlade Chamberlain are in the England squad for the friendly against Denmark at Wembley. Nicklas Bendtner is in the Danish squad.

Laurent Koscielny, Olivier Giroud and Bacary Sagna have been selected for France, who play Holland in Paris.

Santi Cazorla and Nacho Monreal are in the Spain squad for their game with Italy.

Carl Jenkinson is in the England U-21 squad to play Wales at Pride Park.

Yaya Sanogo is in the France U-21 squad to play Belarus in Le Mans on Tuesday.

Tomas Rosicky played 45 minutes for Czech Republic and scored in a 2-2 draw with Norway in Prague.

Thomas Vermaelen played no part in Belgium’s 2-2 draw with Ivory Coast.

Mesut Özil assisted Mario Goetze’s winning goal for Germany against Chile. Özil played 89 minutes and Mertesacker the full 90. Lukas Podolski came on as an 83rd minute substitute.

Wojciech Szczesny played the full 90 minutes of Poland’s 1-0 home defeat to Scotland.

Jack Wilshere played 60 minutes of England’s 1-0 win over Denmark at Wembley. Alex Oxlade Chamberlain was a 78th minute substitute. Nicklas Bendtner played 65 minutes for the visitors.

Santi Cazorla was an 82nd minute substitute in Spain’s 1-0 win over Italy.

Olivier Giroud came on in the 82nd minute of France’s 2-0 win over Holland. Bacary Sagna came on in the 87th minute. Laurent Koscielny did not play after feeling his hamstring tighten in training.

Carl Jenkinson completed the full 90 minutes of England U-21’s 1-0 victory over Wales U-21s at Pride Park.

Yaya Sanogo played 56 minutes of France U-21s 1-0 victory over Belarus U-21s on Tuesday.