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Arfield and Wood To Face Off

Clarets set to clash on international duty

12 March 2018

Team-mates Scott Arfield and Chris Wood could face each other on international duty later this month.

Arfield has been named in Canada’s squad to take on New Zealand in a friendly in Spain on Saturday, 24 March.

And in-form Clarets colleague Wood – who has scored three times in his last two appearances for Sean Dyche’s men - is expected to be in the All Whites’ squad for the game in Murcia.

Arfield has missed Burnley’s last three games with a calf injury but is likely to be fit to report for international duty when the 29-year-old could win a 13th cap.

Canada, who have also included former Burnley defender David Edgar following his return from long-term injury, are holding a week-long training camp in the build-up to the game, which will be the first in charge for new national head coach John Herdman – who formerly coached New Zealand’s women.

It will be Canada’s first international of the year as they build towards their next World Cup qualifying campaign and the new CONCACAF Nations League.

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