With QPR/Brentford postponed this weekend, Marc Bircham has accepted a call up to the Canadian national team for their friendly at Findland. Birch has been officially "retired" from the international game since before Gold Cup '02. He didn't want to miss nearly a month of the season, as the Gold Cup was then in January/early February, but ol' Holgar Osieck said he was going to call him anyway and force him to come, so Birch up and "retired" from the intenational game. With Osieck gone, Birch said he told the Canadian folks that while QPR is his first priority, he'd be happy to play for Canada if there was no conflict with the R's. http://www.qpr.premiumtv.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10373~434657,00.html There's a nice bit on QPR World up about this now too.