Watford international XI featuring Marco Cassetti and John Barnes

John Barnes - Liverpool in the dugout at Anfield

We pick a Watford international XI by selecting one capped player per nation.

Heurelho Gomes (Brazil)

Gomes made his international debut for Brazil during their 2003 Gold Cup campaign. The ex-Tottenham stopper played every game of the tournament, as Brazil went on to lose the final one-nil in extra-time. Gomes last started for Brazil in the 2010 World Cup.

Hector Bellerin (Spain)

The Arsenal right-back spent a few months on-loan at Vicarage Road during the 2013-14 and has recently broken into the Spanish national side. Bellerin featured in Spain’s friendly matches before the 2016 European Championships but was an unused substitute throughout the tournament.

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Jay DeMerit (United States)

DeMerit played over 20 times for the US national team after being handed his debut in 2007 by current Swansea City boss Bob Bradley. He was part of the US team that held England to a draw in their opening group game of the 2010 World Cup.

Marco Cassetti (Italy)

It isn’t an easy task getting into the Italian national side as a defender but Marco Cassetti managed it. He played five times for his Italy after making his debut in a friendly against Iceland in 2005.

Daniel Pudil (Czech Republic)

Pudil was handed his international debut at the age of 21 when Karel Bruckner brought him on against Belgium. The left-back has played over 30 times for his nation and was recently on the bench for the World Cup Qualifying match against Northern Ireland.

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Almen Abdi (Switzerland)

Abdi was also introduced to senior international football at the age of 21 and the midfielder grabbed two assists on his debut against Cyprus. Abdi has fallen out of favour with the national side and hasn’t featured since 2009.

Etienne Capoue (France)

Capoue represented France at under 17, 18, 19 and 21 level before making his senior debut in 2012. So far, he has collected six caps and one international goal which came against Belarus .

Kenny Jackett (Wales)

The Welshman was capped 31 times over the course of six years. Unfortunately, injuries put a premature end to his club and international career.

John Barnes (England)

Barnes had the most illustrious international career of this XI. His memorable goal against Brazil in 1984 was one of 11 goals he scored for England in 79 games.

Heidar Helguson (Iceland)

Helguson managed 12 goals during his 55 caps for Iceland. The Watford fan favourite never got to play in an international tournament.

Odion Ighalo

Ighalo’s form for Watford earnt him a call-up for the Super Eagles in 2015. He scored on his debut against Chad and has since netted in games against Cameron and Luxembourg.

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