International call-ups for five Norwich City players ahead of Euro 2016 warm-up games

Republic of Ireland's Wes Hoolahan and Slovakia's Miroslav Stoch (left) battle for the ball during a

Republic of Ireland's Wes Hoolahan and Slovakia's Miroslav Stoch (left) battle for the ball during an International Friendly at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin. Picture: Brian Lawless/PA Wire. - Credit: PA

Norwich City's season may come to an end at Everton on Sunday but international action awaits for some of the Canaries players.

City midfielders Wes Hoolahan and Robbie Brady have both been named in the initial Republic of Ireland squad ahead of the European Championships in France.

Martin O'Neill's team will meet up on Monday, May 23 to begin preparations ahead of a friendly against Netherlands in Dublin on Friday, May 27. They will then move to County Cork for a week-long training camp and take on Belarus in a friendly on Tuesday, May 31 before departing for France on Wednesday, June 8.

Hoolahan, who turns 34 on May 20, has 19 caps for his country and Brady, 24, has been capped 13 times – also finishing third and second respectively in City's player of the season vote, which was announced last night, with Jonny Howson winning the Barry Butler Memorial Trophy.

City captain Russell Martin and forward Steven Naismith have also been named in Scotland's squad for friendlies in Italy and France, with Gordon Strachan's side missing out on qualification for Euro 2016.


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They take provide pre-tournament opposition for Italy in Malta on Sunday, May 29 and France in Metz on Saturday, June 4.

Former Canaries players David Marshall (Cardiff), Robert Snodgrass (Hull) and Chris Martin (Derby) are also in the squad.

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Nathan Redmond has also returned to the England Under-21 squad, fresh from scoring his sixth goal of the Premier League season and setting up two goals in City's 4-2 win over Watford on Wednesday.

Redmond missed a European U21 Championship qualifier against Switzerland, a 1-1 draw, in March due to an ankle injury but is selected for the Toulon tournament in France which sees the Young Lions face Portugal (May 19), Guinea (May 23), Paraguay (May 25) and Japan (May 27) in their initial group games.

The winger may be 22 years old now but is still eligible for the under-21s, having been capped 25 times at that level and 64 times in total for England at youthful since making his U16s debut.

Also named in the squad is Norfolk-born goalkeeper Angus Gunn, the son of Canaries legend Bryan. The former Norwich academy keeper, 20, signed a new five-year deal at Manchester City last summer but is yet to make his first-team debut.

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