Newcastle United defender Steven Taylor said:
"It's a dream come true.
"I am so happy to have received a call-up to the full squad. It is every player's ambition to represent their country and it is the greatest honour in professional football.
"If I am lucky enough to be given that chance over the next seven days, it will be one of the proudest moments of my playing career."
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