Moussa Sissoko

By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Club Reporter

 

Nine Newcastle United players have received call-ups for senior international fixtures this week.

The Magpies will be represented across six nations during the midweek round of friendlies - France, Holland, Italy, Argentina, Senegal and Northen Ireland.

First to play is Papiss Cisse, on Tuesday night, as Senegal take on Guinea in Paris (6.30pm kick-off).

Unsurprisingly, Les Bleus' are strongly represented, with new signings Moussa Sissoko, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa and Mathieu Debuchy joining midfield maestro Yohan Cabaye in their squad to face Germany in Saint Denis on Wednesday (8pm kick-off).

Also on Wednesday, goalkeeper Tim Krul and defender Davide Santon could go head-to-head in Amsterdam as Holland face Italy (7.30pm kick-off), while captain Fabricio Coloccini is in Argentina's party against Sweden (7.30pm kick-off).

Shane Ferguson will also be hoping to add to his six Northern Ireland caps as they travel to Malta (6.30pm kick-off).

 

February International Call-Ups (in squad number order)

Tim Krul (Holland)
Wednesday, 6th February, 2013 - Italy (h) (Amsterdam), friendly

Fabricio Coloccini (Argentina)
Wednesday, 6th February, 2013 - Sweden (a) (Stockholm), friendly

Davide Santon (Italy)
Wednesday, 6th February, 2013 - Holland (a) (Amsterdam), friendly

Yohan Cabaye (France)
Wednesday, 6th February, 2013 - Germany (h) (Saint Denis), friendly

Moussa Sissoko (France)
Wednesday, 6th February, 2013 - Germany (h) (Saint Denis), friendly

Papiss Cisse (Senegal)
Wednesday, 6th February, 2013 - Guinea (n) (Paris), friendly

Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa (France)
Wednesday, 6th February, 2013 - Germany (h) (Saint Denis), friendly

Mathieu Debuchy (France)
Wednesday, 6th February, 2013 - Germany (h) (Saint Denis), friendly

Shane Ferguson (Northern Ireland)
Wednesday, 6th February, 2013 - Malta (a) (Malta), friendly