• Jack Lewis

Manchester City Internationals – September 2021

Updated: Sep 1

The international break is here again, much to the disappointment of nearly every Premier League fan. Only three weeks into the season we're back to international football having barely had a rest since the Euros. It's that time, so let's round up which blues have been called up.

Germany: Ilkay Gundogan


Ilkay Gundogan is back on international duty for Germany as they prepare for World Cup qualifying. The midfielder had considered international retirement after the summer but new Germany boss Hansi Flick convinced him he was part of his plans so we could see Gundogan play an important role under his new manager.


Fixture Details:


Sept 2nd | Lichenstein vs Germany | 19:45 GMT


Sept 5th | Germany vs Armenia | 19:45 GMT


Sept 8th | Iceland vs Germany | 19:45 GMT


Algeria: Riyad Mahrez


Riyad Mahrez has been called up to the Algeria squad for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Djibouti and Burkina Faso.


Fixture Details:


Sept 2nd | Algeria vs Djibouti | 20:00 GMT


Sept 7th | Burkina Faso vs Algeria | 20:00 GMT

Photo courtesy of Imago

Netherlands: Nathan Ake


Nathan Ake is a part of the Netherlands squad for their World Cup qualifiers vs Norway, Montenegro, and Turkey. The Oranje are looking to bounce back from being dumped out of EURO2020 by the Czech Republic.


Fixture Details:


Sept 1nd | Norway vs Netherlands | 19:45 GMT


Sept 4th | Netherlands vs Montenegro | 19:45 GMT


Sept 7th | Netherlands vs Turkey | 19:45 GMT


England: John Stones, Jack Grealish, Raheem Sterling, Kyle Walker


City's England quartet has been recalled by Gareth Southgate for the Three Lions' upcoming world cup qualifiers against Hungary and Andorra. Jack Grealish is heading to England duty as a blue for the first time whilst Phil Foden is out of the squad through injury.


Fixture Details:


Sept 2nd | Hungary vs England | 19:45 GMT


Sept 5th | England vs Andorra | 17:00 GMT


Sept 8th | Poland vs England | 19:45 GMT

Portugal: Joao Cancelo, Ruben Dias, Bernardo Silva


City's Portuguese contingent has all been called up for Portugual's world cup qualifiers against Ireland and Qatar. Joao Cancelo missed the Euros after picking up COVID-19 but he is back in the squad for the upcoming fixtures.


Fixture Details:


Sept 1st | Portugal vs Ireland | 19:45 GMT

Sept 4th | Qatar vs Portugal | 17:00 GMT


Sept 7th | Azerbaijan vs Portugal | 17:00 GMT

Photo courtesy of Dan Yuqi/Imago

USA: Zack Steffen


Zack Steffen has been called up to the US Men's National Team ahead of their World Cup qualifiers against El Salvador, Canada, and Honduras.


Fixture Details:


Sept 3rd | El Salvador vs USMNT | 03:05 GMT


Sept 6th | USMNT vs Canada | 01:00 GMT


Sept 9th | Honduras vs USMNT | 03:05 GMT

Ukraine: Oleksandr Zinchenko


Unsurprisingly, Ukraine have called up one of his more talented, senior internationals in Oleksandr Zinchenko, who is regularly deployed in a midfield role for his country. Ukraine play Kazakhstan, France, and the Czech Republic.


Fixture Details:


Sept 1st | Kazakhstan vs Ukraine | 15:00 GMT


Sept 4th | Ukraine vs France | 19:45 GMT


Sept 8th | Czech Republic vs Ukraine | 19:45 GMT

Photo courtesy of Andrew Milligan/Imago

Spain: Aymeric Laporte, Rodri, Ferran Torres


Aymeric Laporte, Rodri, and Ferran Torres have been selected in the Spain squad for their world cup qualifiers against Sweden and Georgia. This is Laporte's second consecutive call-up since switching nationality from French to Spanish.


Fixture Details:


Sept 2nd | Sweden vs Spain | 19:45 GMT


Sept 5th | Spain vs Georgia | 19:45 GMT


Sept 8th | Kosovo vs Spain | 19:45 GMT


NOT TRAVELLING


Kevin De Bruyne and Phil Foden have been left out of the Belgium and England squads, respectively, as the pair continue to step up their recovery from injuries ahead of the Premier League's resumption in two weeks. Ironically, the pair are nursing injuries sustained during the European Championships over the summer.


Ederson and Gabriel Jesus are not expected to travel for Brazil's upcoming World Cup qualifiers due to Coronavirus rules in the UK requiring quarantine upon return to the country from red-list countries. So, barring an unexpected change, City's two Brazilian players will not be playing international football over the next two weeks.

Written by: j2mcfc


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