James McCarthy’s first start for The Republic kicks off international weekend for Latics stars
Congratulations to Latics midfielder James McCarthy, who makes his first competitive start for the Republic of Ireland as they take on Kazakhstan in a World Cup qualifier, kick off 5.00pm, in Astana.
It will be James’ 5th cap for his country, following his debut against Brazil in March 2010.
Latics manager Roberto Martinez said: “It’s a landmark moment for James and we wish him all the best.”
Also in action for their countries tonight will be Antolin Alcaraz (Paraguay v Argentina), Maynor Figueroa (Honduras v Cuba)and Filip Orsula (Slovakia U21 v France U21), while Gary Caldwell, Shaun Maloney, Arouna Kone and Rob Kiernan are all in action for their respective teams over the coming days..
A full round up of who’s playing where and how they got on will be appearing here on the Official Latics website.