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31 May 2018

James Rodriguez with Jose Izquierdo

Brighton & Hove Albion trio Jose Izquierdo, Leon Balogun and Mathew Ryan will continue their preparations for the FIFA World Cup in the coming days.

Izquierdo will be looking to impress coach Jose Pekerman when Colombia face Egypt in Bergamo tomorrow evening, kick-off 8.15pm.

The 25-year-old is currently part of Perkerman’s 35-man provisional squad, and will aim to be one of the final 23 names listed for the tournament next Monday.

Mathew Ryan

Ryan will look to gain more valuable game time for the Socceroos when they face the Czech Republic on Friday at the NV Arena in Austria, kick-off 12pm.

The game is Australia’s penultimate warm-up match for the tournament, before they face Hungary in Budapest a week on Saturday.

Leon Balogun is set to feature for Nigeria in their friendly against England on Saturday at Wembley Stadium, kick-off 5.15pm, before the Super Eagles face the Czech Republic next Wednesday.

Davy Propper

Elsewhere, Davy Propper could feature for the Netherlands in their penultimate match of the 2017/18 season when they take on Slovakia in Trnava tonight, kick-off 7.45pm. Ronald Koeman’s side then face Italy in Turin next Monday.

Shane Duffy

Shane Duffy is also currently away with the Republic of Ireland squad ahead of their international friendly against USA at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday, kick-off 8pm.

Beram Kayal and Tomer Hemed

Meanwhile, Beram Kayal and Tomer Hemed have both been included in the Israel squad to face Argentina, with the game taking place a week on Saturday.

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