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Two Newcastle players will be called up, and it will cause selection issues

With both Muto and Ki out with what will likely be a prolonged international callup, Rafa Benitez will have some selection problems.

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The implications are rather serious for Newcastle United right now with potential call-ups for both Yoshinori Muto and Ki Sung-Yueng in an upcoming Asian football tournament. Both players have found themselves to not only be fan favorites but quality players on the pitch having contributed to both of Newcastle United’s wins over the past couple of weeks. The loss of them could prove troubling to manager Rafa Benitez, who may have thought he had finally struck a chord with his selections.

The Chronicle reported that these call-ups are likely, and the players could miss the entire month of January, leaving Rafa Benitez with some tough decisions. Having finally won some matches, with both Muto and Ki being crucial in those matches, it may be a painful month ahead.

However, this is fantastic news for both players who definitely deserve the call-ups they’ve worked so hard for.

Two big matches could be missed by the players, that is the Manchester City and Tottenham games which may not be very forgiving.