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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.

Fixture Details:

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.

Fixture Details:

Nov 13th | Belgium vs Estonia | 19:45 GMT

Nov 16th | Wales vs Belgium | 19:45 GMT

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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.

Fixture Details:

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.

Fixture Details:

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.

Fixture Details:

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.

Fixture Details:

Nov 13th | Montenegro vs Netherlands | 19:45 GMT

Nov 16th | Netherlands vs Norway | 19:45 GMT

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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.

Fixture Details:

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.

Fixture Details:

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.

Fixture Details:

November 11th | Ukraine vs Bulgaria vs Ukraine | 17:30 GMT

November 16th | Ukraine vs Bosnia | 19:45 GMT

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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.

Fixture Details:

Nov 13th | United States vs Mexico | 02:00 GMT

Nov 16th | Jamaica vs United States | 22:00 GMT


Not Traveling

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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