Busy week for Hammers on international duty

It's a busy week for the Hammers on international duty as several players find themselves involved in key qualifying matches for Euro 2008.

Midfielder Yossi Benayoun is set to captain Israel as they play host to England in their crunch qualifier in Tel Aviv.

Danny Gabbidon was called up to the Wales squad but returned after an assessment showed he hadn't quite recovered from his groin injury to take part in their qualifiers against the Republic of Ireland and San Marino.

But team-mate James Collins will be involved for Wales after playing the full 90 minutes of the Hammers' 2-1 win at Ewood Park on Saturday.

Nigel Quashie is a doubt for Scotland with an injured foot as they face Georgia and Italy but Chrtistian Dailly could feature.

Nigel Reo-Coker could be the first player to lead out an England side at the new Wembley as he looks set to captain the Under-21s in their international friendly against Italy. Anton Ferdinand is also likely to take part in the new stadium's long-awaited inaugural match.

And another young Hammer on England duty is Jordan Spence, who has been named in John Peacock's squad for the Elite qualifying round of the Under-17 European Championships against Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Azerbaijan.