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2 September 2014

New signing William Kvist one of five Latics set to feature for their countries on Wednesday.

• Al Habsi could go up against McClean in Ireland
• Boyce and Fortune set for Caribbean fixtures
• Kvist in friendly action ahead of Euro 2016 qualifiers

Latics’ eighth summer addition, and third of Transfer Deadline Day, William Kvist is set to make his 48th cap for Denmark as Morten Olsen’s side prepare for their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign with a friendly against Turkey on Wednesday evening in Odense.

Neither the Danes nor the Turks qualified for the World Cup in Brazil but both will be hopeful of making the European finals in France in two years’ time, despite tricky group draws.

Kvist’s side will take on Portugal, Serbia, Armenia and Albania with the top two sides gaining automatic qualification and the third placed team facing a play-off match.

For Turkey, a tough group with the likes of the Netherlands, Czech Republic and Iceland lies ahead.

Also in Europe, James McClean, who has yet to feature for Latics this season as he recovers from injury, has been called up to the Republic of Ireland side to face Ali Al Habsi’s Oman at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Wednesday.

Martin O’Neill may just opt to include McClean in the group as he prepares for an important start to the Irish’s Euro 2016 qualification campaign in Georgia in September.

Al Habsi’s Oman are preparing for the 2014 Gulf Cup in Saudi Arabia which begins in November with the Red Warriors looking to win the title for the first time in five years after succeeding as hosts in 2009.

In Caribbean action are Emmerson Boyce and Marc-Antoine Fortune with the pair selected to represent Barbados and the French Guiana respectively.

Boyce’s Barbados are set to face Suriname in the Caribbean Cup in Martinique whilst Fortune’s side face a trip to Puerto Rico to face Grenada in their opening fixture of the campaign.

In youth internationals, Adrian Purzycki has been selected to attend Poland U18's training camp whilst Owen Evans is away with Wales' U19 side for a double header of international friendlies with Montenegro in Topolica and Petrovac respectively.

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