Ajax internationals called up for friendlies

Some of the Ajax internationals who do not have to compete in play-offs for Euro 2004, have been called up by their national team coaches to take part in friendly matches with their country.

Tomás Galásek and Zdenek Grygera, who have already qualified with the Czech Republic for Euro 2004 in Portugal, have been selected for the match Czech Republic -Canada on 15 November.

Bogdan Lobont and Nicolae Mitea, who missed the European Championships with Romania, were called up for the friendly match against Italy, in Ancona on 16 November.

Steven Pienaar has been picked for the national squad of South-Africa, in the test matches at Egypt and Tunisia, on 15 and 19 November.