Vital Football

Latest Watford FC News

Nine Hornets called up for internationals

Nine Hornets called up for internationals

Watford have been hit heavily by international call-ups with nine first-team players called-up by their countries for friendly matches before Friday's clash with Crystal Palace.

The headline news is Joel Ekstrand's return to the Sweden fold - two years after winning his first cap against Syria in 2010.

Ekstrand joins up with Zlatan Ibrahimovic and co. for Sweden's friendly against Argentina in Stockholm next Wednesday, as we told you earlier in the week.

Czech Republic duo Matej Vydra and Daniel Pudil have both been called up by coach Michal Bilek to face Turkey in a friendly.

Vydra will be aiming to win his fifth senior cap, whilst Pudil will look to add to the 23 he has already won.

Centre-half Nyron Nosworthy has once again been called-up by Jamaica and will look to steer the Reggae Boyz to victory over Mexico in their first CONCACAF World Cup 2014 qualifier.

At youth level, Nathaniel Chalobah is once again part of Stuart Pearce's England U21 squad - as confirmed yesterday.

Chalobah and England face their Swedish U21 counterparts at Walsall's Banks' Stadium on Tuesday.

Republic of Ireland U21 pair Sean Murray and Connor Smith have both been called up by head coach Noel King.

The duo will hope to line up against the Netherlands on Wednesday in Sligo.

At U19 level, Tommie Hoban has been called up to face the Czech Republic in two separate friendlies, both hosted in Ireland - one on Tuesday and one on Thursday.

Finally, Italian midfielder Cristian Battocchio is part of the Italian U20 squad once more as the Azzurri take on Germany.

Good luck to all those in action.



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

Writer:Tom Bodell
Date:Friday February 1 2013
Time: 3:22PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Watford Articles

Premier League Free Agents 2017

As the summer nears and contracts come to an end, should the club have an interest in any of the following free transfers from Premier League oppositions?

Nigerian Debut Delight For Success

Watford striker Isaac Success has previously been frustrated in his attempts to make his international bow for Nigeria but this finally came on Thursday when he came on against Senegal.

Whose Won The Most Points So Far

Which player has won your side the most points so far in the Premier League campaign of 2016/17?

A Premier League Brexit Breakdown

The numbers have been crunched from the Brexit vote and details have now been given for each local authority to provide an 'idea' of how fans of each Premier...

Archived Vital Watford Articles

Vital Watford articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Watford
Write For Vital Watford
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Crystal Palace MotM
Suggested By:
Gomes2%
Cathcart6%
Kaboul6%
Prodl18%
Britos0%
Janmaat0%
Capoue0%
Behrami0%
Cleverley0%
Niang0%
Deeney68%
Sub-Doucoure0%
Sub-Amrabat0%
Sub-Success0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 28 22 3 3 69 38
2 Spurs 28 17 8 3 59 34
3 Man City 28 17 6 5 57 24
4 Liverpool 29 16 8 5 56 25
5 Man Utd 27 14 10 3 52 19
6 Arsenal 27 15 5 7 50 22
7 Everton 29 14 8 7 50 21
8 WBA 29 12 7 10 43 1
9 Stoke 29 9 9 11 36 -9
10 Southampton 27 9 6 12 33 -3
11 AFC Bournemouth 29 9 6 14 33 -12
12 West Ham 29 9 6 14 33 -12
13 Burnley 29 9 5 15 32 -11
14 Watford 28 8 7 13 31 -15
15 Leicester City 28 8 6 14 30 -14
16 Crystal Palace 28 8 4 16 28 -10
17 Swansea 29 8 3 18 27 -27
18 Hull City 29 6 6 17 24 -32
19 Middlesbrough 28 4 10 14 22 -13
20 Sunderland 28 5 5 18 20 -26
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Watford Results (view all)

Watford Fixtures (view all)

Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Sunderland (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 4 2017 7:45PM : West Bromwich Albion (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 8 2017 12:30PM : Tottenham Hotspur (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 15 2017 3:00PM : Swansea City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 22 2017 3:00PM : Hull City (a)
Barclays Premier League
May 1 2017 8:00PM : Liverpool (H)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Daniel Smith12
2.Adewadey1
The Vital Football Members League