I was reading an article online a couple of days back about the chances of Jay Demerit being selected for the US squad going to South Africa this summer.
Seems he is still in with a good shout but does have some competition for his place.
Good luck to Jay on that one anyway.
So what about other Hornets that have played on the biggest stage that football offers?
I would say that the most high profile appearance by a Watford player at the World Cup would be John Barnes's brief showing during the infamous England vs Argentina quarter final at Mexico 86.
For those of you that didnt already know, he started on the bench for that game and came on for the last quarter of an hour or so. England where two goals down at that stage but JB tore into the Argentinian defence with great affect.. setting up Lineker for England's goal and very nearly repeating the process a few minutes later.
Here are the match highlight's..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLcnQcsjvco (sorry..its a long clip but worth watching the last bit if you're interested)
I remember it being discussed after the game that had Bobby Robson brought JB on earlier in that game then we might have ended up talking about Mexico 86 in the same terms as 1966.
I believe John McClelland also reprensented Northern Ireland at the Mexico 86 finals while he was a Watford player.. but couldnt find any specific details of appearances (anyone?)