clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Three Trotters handed international call-ups while Davies is snubbed

Laurence Griffiths

Following Satuday's match away to Ipswich Town, fans will be forced into two weeks worth of Wanderers withdrawal as another international break has arrived. Bolton's next match after the break will be away to Charlton Athletic on 30 March. Despite the lack of league action, there will be a few Trotters in action for their national sides.

As we reported two weeks ago, Chung-Yong Lee has once again been called up by South Korea. They only have one match during this break, a 26 March World Cup Qualifier against Qatar at the Seoul World Cup Stadium. If Chungy plays, it will be his 44th cap for the national team. A win against Qatar and other results going their way could see Korea go two points clear at the top of their group. Korea will also play a friendly with Syria ahead of the Qatar match.

Adam Bogdan, coming off a groin injury, is scheduled to be involved with Hungary's qualifiers as well. They play a home match against Romania on 22 March and travel to Turkey on the 26th in two crucial matches. Hungary's home match will be behind closed doors as FIFA has sanctioned the team for fans' anti-semitic chants last August when Hungary played Israel in a friendly. Bogdan's team is currently second in their group, three points behind the leaders (the Netherlands) and level with Romania while Turkey are six back of them.

Finally, Sam Ricketts has once again found him in Wales' squad for their qualifiers against Scotland and Croatia. Wales are second-bottom in their group, ahead of only Scotland and are seven points back of the top two. The more interesting storyline here is the exclusion of Craig Davies, who had recently featured for Wales in a friendly. Manager Chris Coleman had elected to go with Leeds United man Steve Morison instead of Davies, who had scored twice in 10 Bolton appearances (eight of which were off the bench).