Internationals ready for action

West Ham United may have a free weekend, but the club's international stars are set for a busy week of action across the globe.

Robert Green, Matthew Upson and Carlton Cole have all been included in England's 24-man squad for the friendly international with Egypt at Wembley on Wednesday evening. The match is a vital one for Fabio Capello as the Three Lions step up their preparations for the 2010 FIFA World Cup finals in South Africa.

Jack Collison has been included in the Wales squad for a friendly with Sweden at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea on the same night, while Danny Gabbidon has stayed behind as he works on his recovery from a hamstring injury. Similarly Guille Franco will not go with Mexico for their match in Pasadena, California against New Zealand.

Jonathan Spector is in the United States squad for a friendly showdown with fellow World Cup qualifiers the Netherlands in Amsterdam. Remaining in mainland Europe, Valon Behrami has been called into the Switzerland squad for their home friendly with Uruguay in St Gallen.

At age-group level, James Tomkins is expected to start for Stuart Pearce's England Under-21 side as they take on Greece in a potentially vital UEFA European U21 Championship qualifier in Doncaster on Wednesday. Victory for England at the Keepmoat Stadium will take them above their visitors into first place in Group Nine.

Frank Nouble, on loan at Coca-Cola Championship high-fliers West Bromwich Albion, has been named in England's U19 squad for a friendly meeting with the Netherlands in Waalwijk on Tuesday evening.

Fabio Daprela has been included in Switzerland's U19 squad for a two-day training camp and friendly international meeting with Poland in Renens on Wednesday.

Reserve-team midfielder Daniel Kearns will link up with Republic of Ireland U19s for the first time since switching his international allegiance from Northern Ireland.

The Belfast-born 18-year-old previously represented Northern Ireland at U16, U17 and U18 level, but will join in with the Republic squad for a five-day training camp at Bisham Abbey in Buckinghamshire between 28 February and 4 March.

Finally, Academy right-back Filip Modelski has been called into the Poland U18 squad for a training camp in Warsaw between 7-12 March. The camp will act as preparation for Poland's UEFA European U17 Championship qualifiers against Belgium (17 March), hosts Northern Ireland (19 March) and Spain (22 March).