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10 October 2013

The international break is here and, as usual, several Clarets are off on their travels representing their countries.

In-form striker Sam Vokes, who has scored five goals in as many games for the Clarets, has been included in the Wales squad for their upcoming World Cup qualifying games.

Vokes hopes to face Macedonia in Cardiff on Friday, October 11 and away to Belgium on Tuesday, October 15

Danny Lafferty is in the Northern Ireland squad for their two World Cup qualifiers, in Azerbaijan on Friday, October 11, and Israel on Tuesday, October 15.

Fellow defender David Edgar has also received a call to play for Canada, who face Australia in a friendly at Fulham’s Craven Cottage on October 15.

New Zealand midfielder Cameron Howieson is in the Americas with the All Whites for their friendly games against Chivas USA and Trinidad & Tobago.
Howieson will hope to feature in the games against Major League Soccer’s Chivas USA on Saturday, 12 October, then Trinidad & Tobago in Port of Spain in another international friendly on Tuesday, October 15.

Finally, Full back Cameron Dummigan is included in the Northern Ireland U19 squad for their European U19 Championship qualifying round-robin group against Belgium, France and Iceland.

The Irish face mini-tournament hosts Belgium on October 10, 2010 winners France on October 12 and finally Iceland on October 15.

Elsewhere, young Clarets goalkeeper Daniel Nizic featured twice for the Australian U20 squad in their recent AFC U19 Championship Qualifiers tournament in Kuala Lumpur.
Former Sydney FC stopper Nizic, 18, kept goal in the 7-0 victory over Hong Kong and the 5-1 defeat to Vietnam.

Nizic was on the bench for the third game, a 3-0 win over Chinese Taipei, which leaves them awaiting the results of the other eight groups to see if they can claim one of the six second-best tickets in the first stage of the Asian Football Confederation’s qualifying for the 2015 FIFA U20 World Cup.

And fellow goalkeeper Connor King was an unuised substitute after receiving his first call-up to the England squad in their U16 Sky Sports Victory Shield victory over Wales at Kidderminster Harriers FC last Friday.

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