Litmanen back in action for Finland

Jari Litmanen is available to play for Finland again. But the midfielder, who has recently recovered from a serious injury, has told his national team coach that he will play in only one of two friendly matches that are scheduled for his country.

Jari Litmanen will play for his country on 16 November. Then the match between Honduras and Finland will be played in Houston.

Yakubu has been selected to play two World-Cup qualification matches against Somalia on 16 and 19 November with Ghana. Both matches will be played in Accra.

Next week Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Petri Pasanen and Steven Pienaar will not join their national teams for various reasons. Zdenek Grygera wil also stay away when the Czech Republic play Canada, but with a good reason: he gets married in Prague on 15 November.