• Tom Cayless

Everything you need to know: Manchester City Internationals – September 2022

After an undefeated start to the season, the first round of international fixtures is here, with one final chance to impress their managers before the World Cup later this year.

Eighteen first-team players from Manchester City will be travelling away this September to represent their countries. Here is a roundup of who is playing when and where:

 

Algeria: Riyad Mahrez


Algeria captain Riyad Mahrez will feature for his nation in two friendlies, having narrowly missed out on World Cup qualification in March.


Fixture Details:


September 23 | Algeria vs Guinea | 20:00 BST


September 27 | Algeria vs Nigeria | 20:00 BST

 

Argentina: Julian Alvarez


After impressing so far in a sky blue shirt, Julian Alvarez has again been called up to Argentina's squad as they gear up for the World Cup with a pair of friendlies.


Fixture Details:


September 24 | Argentina vs Honduras | 01:00 BST


September 28 | Jamaica vs Argentina | 01:00 BST

Photo courtesy of Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images
 

Belgium: Kevin De Bruyne


Not surprisingly, Roberto Martinez has once again selected City's No.17 as the Belgium Red Devils compete in the UEFA Nations League.


Fixture Details:


September 22 | Belgium vs Wales | 19:45 BST


September 25 | Netherlands vs Belgium | 19:45 BST

 

Brazil: Ederson


After Gabriel Jesus' departure in the summer, Ederson is the only Brazilian left at City. FIFA's No.1 ranked side will play two friendlies as their World Cup preparations continue.


Fixture Details:


September 23 | Brazil vs Ghana | 19:30 BST


September 27 | Brazil vs Tunisia | 19:30 BST

 

England: John Stones, Kyle Walker, Phil Foden, Jack Grealish and Cole Palmer (U-21s)


Once again, Gareth Southgate has selected a big pool of City players for his latest England squad. The Three Lions will be playing in the Nations League. City academy graduate Cole Palmer has been selected for the Under-21s.


Kalvin Phillips was also selected but has withdrawn due to impending surgery on a persistent shoulder injury.

Fixture Details:


September 23 | Italy vs England | 19:45 BST


September 26 | England vs Germany | 19:45 BST


Fixture Details (U-21s):


September 22 | Italy (U-21s) vs England (U-21s) | 16:30 BST


September 27 | England (U-21s) vs Germany (U-21s) |19:45 BST

Photo courtesy of OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images
 

Germany: Ilkay Gundogan


Club captain Ilkay Gundogan has been called up for Germany's latest round of Nations League fixtures.


Fixture Details:


September 23 | Germany vs Hungary | 19:45 BST


September 26 | England vs Germany | 19:45 BST

 

Netherlands: Nathan Ake


After an impressive start to the season, in recent weeks Nathan Ake has lost his place in the City side due to injury but has still been selected for the Netherlands' Nation League games.


Fixture Details:


September 22 | Poland vs Netherlands | 19:45 BST


September 25 | Netherlands vs Belgium | 19:45 BST

 

Norway: Erling Haaland


One of a select few City that won't be going to the World Cup, Erling Haaland will have a winter off international duty but for now, will be in Norway's squad for September's Nation League games. Haaland could captain the side in the absence of Martin Odegaard, it has been announced.


In other interesting news, Mario Pafundi, first team sport therapist at City, will also be on the Norway medical team after the idea was proposed by Haaland.


Fixture Details:


September 24 | Slovenia vs Norway | 17:00 BST


September 27 | Norway vs Serbia | 19:45 BST

Photo courtesy of BEATE OMA DAHLE/NTB/AFP via Getty Images
 

Portugal: Joao Cancelo, Ruben Dias and Bernardo Silva


Following their narrow qualification for the World Cup, City's Portuguese trio are back representing their country in the Nations League.


Fixture Details:


September 24 | Czech Republic vs Portugal | 19:45 BST


September 27 | Portugal vs Spain | 19:45 BST

 

Spain: Rodri and Sergio Gomez (U-21s)


Perhaps the best in the world in his position, Rodri will be the only Spaniard from the Blues this break, with Aymeric Laporte missing out through injury and Sergio Gomez not being selected by manager Luis Enrique. Gomez has, however, been selected for U21 duty.


Fixture Details:


September 24 | Spain vs Switzerland | 19:45 BST


September 27 | Portugal vs Spain | 19:45 BST

Fixture Details (U-21s):


September 23 | Romania (U-21s) vs Spain (U-21s) | 15:00 BST


September 27 | Spain (U-21s) vs Norway (U-21s) |16:00 BST

 

Switzerland: Manuel Akanji


New City recruit Manuel Akanji has impressed in his three appearances so far and will look to continue his good form for his native land in the Nations League.


Fixture Details:


September 24 | Spain vs Switzerland | 19:45 BST


September 27 | Switzerland vs Czech Republic | 19:45 BST

Photo courtesy of KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/POOL/AFP via Getty Images
 

Written by: @TomCayless_


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