- Dillon Meehan
Manchester City Internationals - November 2021
The third international break of the season is set to begin. The majority of Manchester City players will feature for their respective international teams this week. It’s yet another pause for City who in the past week have won the first Manchester derby of the season and have taken the top spot in their Champions League group. Here’s a look at the November international break.
Algeria: Riyad Mahrez
Riyad Mahrez will look to continue his form for both club and country into this international break, as Algeria take on Djibouti and Burkina Faso, who are tied top of the table with Algeria.
Nov 12th | Djibouti vs Algeria | 13:00 GMT
Nov 16th | Algeria vs Burkina Faso | 13:00 GMT
Belgium: Kevin De Bruyne
After finally beginning to play to his abilities this weekend against Manchester United, City fans will have to hold their breath as Kevin De Bruyne is expected to play both games for Belgium against Estonia and Wales.
Nov 13th | Belgium vs Estonia | 19:45 GMT
Nov 16th | Wales vs Belgium | 19:45 GMT
Brazil: Ederson, Gabriel Jesus
Both Ederson and Gabriel Jesus are traveling back home to Brazil for two key games against Columbia and Argentina. However, there is no guarantee that either will see the pitch. There also hasn’t been any official statement yet if Ederson and Jesus will face quarantine issues retuning to England this break.
Nov 12th | Brazil Vs Columbia | 00:00 GMT
Nov 16th | Argentina vs Brazil | 23:30 GMT
England: Phil Foden, Jack Grealish, Raheem Sterling, John Stones, Kyle Walker
After impressive outings during October’s international break, all five of Manchester City’s England internationals are expected to see significant playing time against both England and Albania. Phil Foden in particular will look to continue his form playing in a deeper, more central role.
Nov 12th | England vs Albania | 19:45 GMT
Nov 15th | San Marino vs England | 19:45 GMT
Germany: Ilkay Gundogan
Ilkay Gundogan is set to rejoin Germany for the November slate of games. The 31-year old midfielder had missed last month’s international break due to picking up a muscle injury earlier in the season.
Nov 11th | Germany vs Liechtenstein | 19:45 GMT
Nov 14th | Armenia vs Germany | 17:00 GMT
Netherlands: Nathan Ake
With both John Stones and Aymeric Laporte back in the lineup, Nathan Ake has seen his minutes sharply decline. The squad player will likely see time with the Netherlands though as they take on Montenegro and Norway.
Nov 13th | Montenegro vs Netherlands | 19:45 GMT
Nov 16th | Netherlands vs Norway | 19:45 GMT
Portugal: Joao Cancelo, Ruben Dias, Bernardo Silva
Arguably the most important trio of City players, Joao Cancelo, Ruben Dias and Bernardo Silva, are all expected to start for Portugal in key games against Ireland and Serbia, who sit top of Group A.
Nov 11th | Ireland vs Portugal | 19:45 GMT
Nov 14th | Portugal vs Serbia | 19:45 GMT
Spain: Aymeric Laporte, Rodri
Aymeric Laporte and Rodri are set to feature for Spain as they look to keep Greece at bay ands overtake Sweden for the top spot in the table. With Eric Garcia picking up an injury this weekend, Laporte is sure to start. However, a crowded Spanish midfield means that Rodri could potentially be forced to remain on the bench.
Nov 11th | Greece vs Spain | 19:45 GMT
Nov 14th | Spain Vs Sweden | 19:45 GMT
Ukraine: Oleksandr Zinchenko
Despite rarely featuring for Vita this season due to injuries, Zinchenko has been called up as Ukraine have a friendly against Bulgaria, before taking on Bosnia as they look to take the top spot in Group D from France.
November 11th | Ukraine vs Bulgaria vs Ukraine | 17:30 GMT
November 16th | Ukraine vs Bosnia | 19:45 GMT
United States: Zack Steffen
Just days after singing a new contract to keep him at the club until 2025, Zack Steffen is likely to start in two critical games for the United States as they take on Mexico, who are top of the table, before traveling to Kingston to take on Jamaica.
Nov 13th | United States vs Mexico | 02:00 GMT
Nov 16th | Jamaica vs United States | 22:00 GMT
Ferran Torres is still recovering from his foot injury sustained during his previous spell with Spain in October and will not be traveling.
Fernandinho once again is the lone City player who hasn’t received a call up. The 36-year old has not played for Brazil since June 2019.
Written by: @IVIeehan
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