The first international break of the 2019/20 season arrived and there are 14 Real Madrid players who will be representing their countries and could be in action over the coming week. Our internationals will be involved in a mixture of friendly games and EURO 2020 qualifiers.
There could be a milestone appearance for Vinicius Jr, who has been called up to the Brazil senior squad for the second time. He already made the squad last season but was forced to be withdrawn due to an injury he suffered against Ajax in the Champions League that kept him out for several months and prevented him from making his debut.
Here’s our guide to who has been called up and when they could be in action…
Sergio Ramos and Dani Carvajal are the only two madridistas to be called up by the new Spain head coach Roberto Moreno. Isco has been left out of the squad as he is recovering from an injury, whilst Nacho, Odriozola and Lucas Vázquez did not make the cut either. La Roja’s travel to Romania on 5 September, before hosting Faroe Islands in Gijon on Sunday night.
- Romania vs. Spain (September 5, 20:45 CET) – EURO 2020 Qualifier
- Spain vs. Faroe Islands (September 8, 20:45 CET) – EURO 2020 Qualifier
Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois are again called up to Roberto Martinez’s squad. Belgium will play two EURO 2020 qualifiers, both fixtures are away from home, first against San Marino on the 6th of September, and the second against Scotland on the 9th.
- San Mariano vs. Belgium (September 6, 20:45 CET) – EURO 2020 Qualifier
- Scotland vs. Belgium (September 9, 20:45 CET) – EURO 2020 Qualifier
It was definitely a summer to remember for Brazil, they secured their 10th South American title as they lifted the Copa America on home soil. Casemiro, Militão and Vinicius Jr. are the three madridistas who will represent The Seleção during this international break. Vinicius Jr. could make his full international debut as Tite included the 19-year-old in the squad for their upcoming friendlies against Colombia at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami on 7 September, and against Peru four days later in Los Angeles.
- Brazil vs. Colombia (September 7, 2:30 CET) – Friendly
- Brazil vs. Peru (September 11, 5:00 CET) – Friendly
Toni Kroos will be hoping Germany can build on their perfect start to Group C, as Joachim Löw’s side host Netherlands on the 6th of September, and will travel to Northern Ireland on Monday. The Germans won their first three qualifier matches and could take a huge step towards qualification with a further two victories.
- Germany vs. Netherlands (September 6, 20:45 CET) – EURO 2020 Qualifier
- Northern Ireland vs. Germany (September 12, 20:45 CET) – EURO 2020 Qualifier
Luka Modric has been named in the Croatia squad for their EURO 2020 qualifiers against Slovakia on 6 September and Azerbaijan three days later, on 9 September.
- Slovakia vs. Croatia (September 6, 20:45 CET) – EURO 2020 Qualifier
- Azerbaijan vs. Croatia (September 9, 18:00 CET) – EURO 2020 Qualifier
Ryan Giggs has selected Gareth Bale in his squad for the vital home EURO 2020 qualifier match against Azerbaijan and a friendly against Belarus. Wales lost to Hungary and Croatia and they have no room for error if they want to make it to the group stages next summer.
- Wales vs. Azerbaijan (September 6, 20:45 CET) – EURO 2020 Qualifier
- Wales vs. Belarus (September 9, 20:45 CET) – Friendly
Raphael Varane has been once against selected to represent France, alongside new Real Madrid signing Alphonse Areola. Les Bleus will host Albania and Andorra at the Stade de France on 7 and 10 September, respectively.
- France vs. Albania (September 7, 20:45 CET) – EURO 2020 Qualifier
- France vs. Andorra (September 10, 20:45 CET) – EURO 2020 Qualifier
Federico Valverde is expected to play for Uruguay in their two international friendlies against Costa Rica on Saturday morning, and against the United States four days later.
- Costa Rica vs. Uruguay (September 7, 4:00 CET) – Friendly
- United States vs. Uruguay (September 11, 2:00 CET) – Friendly
Summer signing Luka Jović has been named in Serbia’s squad for their upcoming EURO 2020 qualifiers against Portugal on the 7th of September in Belgrade and away against Luxembourg on Tuesday, the 10th of September.
- Serbia vs. Portugal (September 7, 20:45 CET) – EURO 2020 Qualifier
- Luxembourg vs. Serbia (September 10, 20:45 CET) – EURO 2020 Qualifier