More Ajax players called up

The list with Ajax players called up for international matches grows every day. Chivu, Lobont, Pasanen, Litmanen, Yakubu, Trabelsi, Van Damme and Mido all have received an invitation from their national team coaches.

Cristian Chivu and Bogdan Lobont have been selected to play for Romania when their country plays Denmark for qualification for Euro 2004 in Bucharest on March 29.

Petri Pasanen has been selected for the Finnish national team that plays a qualifiying match for the European Championship against Italy on March 29. Jari Litmanen also received an invitation for that match.

Yakubu has been called up by Ghana for an international tournament in Tunisia from the 27th to the 29th of March. Ghana, Tunisia, Cameroon and Madagascar take part. Hatem Trabelsi will play for Tunisia in that event.

Jelle van Damme has been preselected for either Croatia - Belgium on March 29, or Croatia u21 - Belgium u21 on March 28. The Belgian football association will publish the fianl selections next week and will announce for which team Van Damme will be called up.

Mido has been invited for two matches with Egypt: a friendly against Qatar on March 19 and a match in the preliminary rounds of the African Nations Cup against Mauritius on March 29.