First Team

International call ups

24th August 2021

Two Hearts players have been called up for international duty next month.

Craig Gordon and Michael Smith have been named in their respective countries’ squads as World Cup qualifying resumes.

Craig, who has 57 Scotland caps, will be part of Steve Clarke’s group for their triple-header. Scotland play Denmark in Copenhagen on September 1st then host Moldova at Hampden three days later, before signing off against Austria in Vienna on September 7th.

17-times capped Michael has been called up to Ian Baraclough’s Northern Ireland squad. They face Lithuania in Vilnius on September 2nd, Estonia in a friendly match in Tallinn on September 5th before resuming World Cup qualifying duty by hosting Switzerland on September 8th.

Scotland sit second in Group F, four points behind Denmark, while Northern Ireland are third in Group C.