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Fulham Players Abroad

Fulham unfortunately entered the international break with a tough 2-0 loss to Middlesbrough, but many of our players won't be relaxing during this two week hiatus. Here's a quick breakdown on who's representing their country abroad.

Sascha Steinbach

If you follow the international game at all, you will know that Euro Qualifiers are currently in full swing, meaning many of our guys are involved in very meaningful games this break.

Our loaned out winger Alexander Kacaniklic has found himself back into the Swedish side as he hopes to help them to victory over Montenegro and Liechtenstein. Kaca has appeared in all six fixtures for the Danish power FC Copenhagen since arriving on deadline day, starting in five of those matches. He has been a part of both Europa League matches, most recently coming on in the 68th min against Torino. He's also netted one goal for the side so far.

Also participating in Euro Qualifiers are another pair of loanees, one currently with Fulham, Kostas Stafylidis, and one playing elsewhere, Kostas Mitroglou. Since rejoining former side Olympiakos on loan in August, Mitroglou has appeared in all 5 matches for the Greek club, scoring twice, one of which being the winner over Atletico Madrid in Champions League play. Here's to hoping he continues his form throughout the remainder of the season and gives Fulham the chance to either salvage some of the hefty price tag that they dealt with during his signing in January, or even the chance of somehow slotting him into our lineup.

Rounding out our Euro participants, the list also includes the likes of Elsad Zverotic for Montenegro, Nikolay Bodurov for Bulgaria, Gabor Kiraly for Hungary, and youngsters Jesse Joronen of Finland and George Williams of Wales.

In other senior team roles, Bryan Ruiz travels with Costa Rica to friendlies against Oman and South Korea, and Fulham U-21 defender Mananga Jonathan Buatu represents for Angola in the African Cup of Nations qualifying.

There are also many others participating on younger teams for their respective countries. This list includes Emerson Hyndman who travels with the United States' U-23 team to Brazil for a friendly, Sean Kavanaugh returns home to Ireland for a U-21 friendly against Norway, and Cameron Burgess plays for the Australian U-19 team in his first appearance for the Socceroos since changing allegiances from Scotland. Other youngsters in action include our attacking maestro Patrick Roberts at the U-19 level for England and Moussa Dembele for the French equivalent, both of which are in UEFA qualifiers at that age level. Lastly, Cauley Woodrow (England), Lasse Vigen Christensen (Denmark), and Marcello Trotta (Italy) will be playing at the U-21 level in playoffs to get into the 2015 Euros.

As you can see, a lot of action for our squad during this break. It would have been nice for Kit to get more time with many of these players instead, but it just goes to show you the amount of talent, particularly young talent, that this Fulham squad possesses. Good luck to everyone over the next week or so, and as always COYW.