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It's already been a busy week for the Hornets' international players as qualification for next year's World Cup gets toward's its business end.
Concerning news came out of Austria's Group D match-up with Wales at the Millenium Stadium as Sebastian Prödl pulled up with what looked like a hamstring injury in the first-half of their 1-0 defeat. Look out for updates on his condition this week right here at watfordfc.com. Prödl's compatriot, goalkeeper Daniel Bachmann, was an unused substitute in Cardiff.
New stopper Orestis Karnezis' exploits are already over for this round, having kept goal for Greece in a stuttering 0-0 home draw with Estonia, before a battling 2-1 defeat to visitors Belgium on Sunday evening.
Recent signing André Carillo played 88 minutes in Peru's 2-1 win over Bolivia in Lima, keeping alive their hopes of qualification in a hugely competitive CONMEBOL race to Russia.
Incoming and outgoing loan Hornets Molla Wague and Nordin Amrabat went head to head in the AFCON section of qualification.
And it was Amrabat's Morocco who came out on top, 6-0, as Mali saw two players sent off in a bad-tempered game in the Stade Prince Moulay Abdallah.
Nathaniel Chalobah (Malta v England), Brice Dja Djédjé (Gabon v Ivory Coast) and Costel Pantilimon (Romania v Armenia) were all unused substitutes.
Fixtures still to come:
Chalobah, England v Slovakia, Monday September 4 @ 7.45pm.
Pantilimon, Montenegro v Romania, Monday September 4 @ 7.45pm.
Dja Djédjé, Ivory Coast v Gabon, Tuesday September 5 @ 6.30pm.
Prodl (inj) & Bachmann, Austria v Georgia, Tuesday September 5 7.45pm.
Amrabat, Mali v Morocco, Tuesday September 5 @ 8pm.
Wague, Mali v Morocco, Tuesday September 5 @ 8pm.
Carrillo, Ecuador v Peru, Tuesday September 5 @ 10pm.