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Belgian national coach Aimé Anthuenis has included Thomas Buffel and Bart Goor in his provisional squad for the Red Devils 18 August friendly meet with Norway. The Oslo fixture is the Belgians last warm-up ahead of the country’s opening Germany 2006 World Cup qualifier against Lithuania 4 September. There’s a cap for Gábor Babos too. The new De Kuip keeper is part of the squad named for Hungary’s date with Scotland in Glasgow (also 18 August).
The Magyars will be hoping to build on their recent decimation of Germany ahead of the nation’s World Cup qualifying double-header. Croatia and Iceland are the opponents on 4 and 8 September respectively.
The two friendlies are scheduled on an official international date, which means that all things being equal the trio will not miss any Feyenoord matches while they are elsewhere in Europe defending the honour of their homeland.