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The Interlull Thread

The Interlull Thread

Arsenal will have a number of players infuriatingly away from London Colney this week, as they become mobile piggy banks for their respective associations. Pointless friendlies the week before the season starts, donha just love FIFA?



Chu Young Park has been selected for South Korea to play Zambia having scored for his country against Japan last week to earn them bronze in the Olympics.



Andrey Arshavin and Gerbinho will face off in Moscow as Russia play Ivory Coast.



Johan Djourou has been selected for Switzerland against Croatia.



Tomas Rosicky is injured therefore will not play for the Czech Republic against Ukraine in Praha.



Nicklas Bendtner has been selected to play for Denmark against Slovakia in Kobenhavn.



Thomas Vermaelen faces off against Robin van Persie in Brussels as Belgium take on Holland. (Be careful not to kick Robin too hard, eh Thomas?)



Wojciech Szczesny and Lukasz Fabianski are in the Poland squad that plays Estonia.



Santi Cazorla will fly to Puerta Rica to represent Spain, which makes the prospect of him starting against Sunderland unlikely.



Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain have joined the England squad that play Italy in Berne, but Chamberlain limped out of training on Monday morning with an ankle knock and will no longer be considered. Jack Wilshere is injured.



Aaron Ramsey captains Wales as they play Bosnia Herzegovina.



Olivier Giroud and Laurent Koscielny have been called up for France, Bacary Sagna is injured so doesn't make Didier Deschamps' first squad to play Uruguay.



Marouane Chamakh has joined the Morocco squad that plays against Guinea.



In a rare show of common sense, Joachim Low has allowed Lukas Podolski and Per Mertesacker to stay in London. Mertesacker spent the last three months of last season injured, whilst Podolski acclimatises to his new life in London and Low has granted them leave for Germany's friendly against Argentina.





Update: Laurent Koscielny has pulled out of the France squad with a calf problem.

Update: Theo Walcott joins Laurent Koscielny and Alex Oxlade Camberlain having pulled out of his national squad as a precautionary measure. Theo has a bruised thigh and will not be risked.



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Tim Stillman
Date:Monday August 13 2012
Time: 11:10AM

Comments

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Ja! What can you say. Same old story every year.
Trennon
13/08/2012 11:17:00
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It's a shame more managers don't have Low's common sense. These friendlies and a complete waste of time and an insult to the clubs that develop them and pay their wages.
Rocky7
13/08/2012 11:31:00
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That's just it, Mertesacker and Podolski have almost 200 caps between them, Low has been the manager for donkey's years, he really doesn't need to see them. If only other managers had the same sense.
Little Dutch
13/08/2012 11:40:00
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Indeed, they could promote some of the under 21s/19s to the senior squad to see what they've got coming through and give the players a chance to experience first team games.
Rocky7
13/08/2012 12:00:00
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This interlull takes the cake. We are just done with euros and Olympics and now friendlies on the week before the season. You got to be kidding me.
Sajit
14/08/2012 00:30:00
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