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Bulls Abroad: Tim Cahill called up for Australia's October internationals; Cameroon reschedules ANC qualifier with Sierra Leone

The October internationals are approaching, and news is trickling in about how the next wave of international soccer matches may affect RBNY players...

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Ange Postecoglou has announced a 23-man squad for Australia's October internationals. Unsurprisingly, it includes Tim Cahill.

The Socceroos' games against United Arab Emirates and Qatar are scheduled for October 10 and 14, respectively. The matches will be played in Abu Dhabi (UAE) and Doha (Qatar).

The call-up should only affect Cahill's eligibility for the New York Red Bulls' home game against Toronto FC on October 11. The games immediately before (vs. Houston Dynamo on 10/4) and after (vs. Columbus Crew on 10/19) the FIFA-mandated October window for international games fall outside the dates national teams are allowed to take players from their clubs (10/6 - 10/14).

In other news that may affect RBNY's squad, Cameroon has reached agreement with Sierra Leone to change the scheduled date and venue for the 2015 African Nations Cup qualifier between the teams on October 10.

The match had been due to be hosted by Sierra Leone, but the Confederation of African Football has indefinitely extended a ban on international games being held in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone due to continuing concerns about the West African Ebola outbreak which has affected those three countries more severely than most.

The schedule change means both Cameroon's October internationals (both, as it happens, ANC qualifiers against Sierra Leone) will be hosted in Yaounde. Should Ambroise Oyongo be selected to the Indomitable Lions' squad for the games, his travel should therefore be restricted to one visit to one city in his home country. Perhaps this will help to avoid a repeat of the visa issues which delayed his return to RBNY after his last call-up.

Cameroon's fixtures against Sierra Leone are now scheduled for October 11 and 15. Oyongo, like Cahill, ought only to miss RBNY's game against Toronto FC on 10/11.