Thursday 15 Mar
Updated Thursday 15 Mar 11:57
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Arnautovic included in Austria squad for March matches

Marko Arnautovic

 

Marko Arnautovic has been named in Austria’s squad for two friendly international matches at the end of the month.

The West Ham United forward is one of 24 players selected to host Slovenia in Klagenfurt on 23 March before traveling to Luxembourg four days later.

Capped 67 times and with 16 goals for his country, Arnautovic is the most-experienced member of Franco Foda’s squad, having made his debut against the Faroe Islands back in October 2008.

Since then, he has featured regularly for the Burschen and was part of the squad which travelled to the UEFA European Championship finals in 2016.

Vienna-born Arnautovic, who has seven Premier League goals to his name for the Hammers this season, is joined in Foda’s group by Watford defender Sebastian Prodl, Leicester City centre-back Aleksandar Dragovic and the likes of Bayern Munich midfielder David Alaba and FC Augsburg pair Martin Hinteregger and Michael Gregoritsch.

The 28-year-old is one of a number of West Ham players called-up for international duty, with Manuel Lanzini (Argentina), Declan Rice (Republic of Ireland) and Cheikhou Kouyate (Senegal) also set for action.