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International Preview: October 8th

@pott95 is here to see which Reading stars are lining up for their country in a crucial week for some players in particular.

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So, as we take a break from the brilliant form Reading are having at the moment, all eyes now focus on the Royals who line up for their international sides.

Oliver Norwood

Norwood is part of a Northern Ireland side that are on the brink of qualifying for the European Championship for the first time in their history. They need to beat bottom of the table Greece to book their ticket on the plane to France 2016.

Paul McShane

The Reading captain missed the last set of international fixtures due to injury but he has been recalled to the side for a set of crucial fixtures against Germany and Poland. His chances of playing have increased with an injury doubt to Marc Wilson, so McShane might have the difficult job of keeping both Thomas Muller and Robert Lewandowski quiet in the space of a week. Ireland can gain automatic qualification with two wins but that seems unlikely. If Scotland are to lose to Poland, Ireland are guaranteed a play-off place.

Ali-Al Habsi

He is part of an Oman side who are unbeaten in their first 5 games of their qualifying stage. They face a tough task next though when they take on group leaders Iran. They then face India later in the week and will be looking to continue their impressive start to the campaign.

Chris Gunter and Hal Robson-Kanu

The job is simple for the Welsh boys: 1 point from 2 games and they are through to Euro 2016. They play Bosnia away in what will be a challenging game. If they fail to pick up a point then they should pick up a routine 3 points against Andorra but Chris Coleman's men will be treating it like a cup final I'm sure. Gunter and Robson-Kanu have both been regulars in the Welsh side who are on the brink of qualification.

Danny Williams

He will be looking to feature in a vital all or nothing clash against Mexico where the winner will qualify for the Confederations Cup - so no pressure! Williams' USA then take on Costa Rica in a friendly game on Tuesday evening.

Michael Hector and Garath McCleary

The Jamaican regulars take on South Korea in a friendly this week where they will be looking to pick up a win. McCleary was recalled to the Jamaica squad for the first time since the final of the Gold Cup and should get some game time against South Korea this week.

Paolo Hurtado

The Reading new boy faces a tough start to Peru's qualifying campaign that consists of 18 games in total. They start their campaign with a tough game against Columbia, and then they face Chile later in the week where Hurtado will be looking to get some all important game time to slowly gain his match fitness.

Sean Long and Shane Griffin

Long will play Lithuania and Italy for Ireland where Ireland will look to maintain their 100% start in their qualifying campaign. Griffin will also play Lithuania and Italy Under 21's and look to get some game time in what has been an impressive start to the qualifying campaign.

Dominic Hyam

Hyam is part of the Scotland Under 21's squad that play France and Iceland Under 21's where they will be looking to continue their good form in qualifying.

Zak Jules

The Scotland Under 19's centre back will play Germany, USA and Mexico in a round-robin format competition this week.

Sindri Scheving and Axel Andrresson

The Icelandic pair will play for the Under 19's team against Northern Ireland twice in the space of a week.