Pair receive call-ups



West Ham United’s band of internationals have a busy period ahead in the final break from domestic football of 2016.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers continue, with no fewer than a dozen senior Hammers hoping to feature.

Starting in European Group A, Dimitri Payet’s France welcome Sweden to Paris on Friday 11 November, having picked up four points from their opening two fixtures.

In Group B, Edimilson Fernandes will hope to be included in the unbeaten Switzerland squad for their home game with the Faroe Islands in Lucerne on 13 November.

Group C is where Havard Nordtveit and goalscorer Martin Samuelsen will hope Norway can build on their 4-1 win over San Marino when they head to the Czech Republic on 11 November.

Darren Randolph and James Collins could both be in action in Group D, where Republic of Ireland travel to Austria and Wales host Serbia respectively. Both have already received call-ups from their respective nations and will hope to get some game-time.

In Group F, Michail Antonio will be hopeful of another call-up for England’s mouth-watering qualifier with Scotland at Wembley on Remembrance Day – and friendly with Spain at the same venue the following Tuesday.

Finally in Europe, Group G is where Angelo Ogbonna’s Italy travel to Vaduz to face Liechtenstein.

Cheikhou Kouyate’s Senegal travel to Polokwane to face South Africa in African Round 3 Group D on 12 November, looking to build on their 2-0 victory over Cape Verde in their opening fixture.

In Group B, Sofiane Feghouli’s Algeria travel to Nigeria on the same date, having drawn 1-1 at home with Cameroon in their opening match.

In Group E, Andre Ayew will hope to make a triumphant return to the national team when Ghana travel to Egypt. The Black Stars – managed by former Hammers boss Avram Grant – were held goalless at home by Uganda last time out.

Winston Reid is set for the longest trip, with New Zealand facing New Caledonia home and away in their opening Oceania Round 3 Group A fixtures. The home leg will take place in Auckland on 12 November, with the return in Kone three days later.

Away from the competitive fixtures, Doneil Henry’s Canada travel to South Korea for a friendly.