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Nine Bayern pros on international duty

After the first league match of the season ten Bayern stars are away on international duty. Joachim Löw and other national coaches gathered their teams on Monday, 50 days after the Euro finals. The European teams contest Matchday 1 of 2018 World Cup qualifying. Only the group winners qualify for the tournament in Russia. fcbayern.com has checked out the international travel and match commitments.

Germany: Manuel Neuer, Thomas Müller, Mats Hummels, Joshua Kimmich
In Mönchengladbach on Wednesday 31 August: friendly against Finland
In Oslo on Sunday 4 September: World Cup qualifier against Norway

The other opponents in Group C are the Czech Republic, Northern Ireland, Azerbaijan and San Marino.

Austria: David Alaba
In Tbilisi on Monday 5 September: World Cup qualifier against Georgia

The other opponents in Group D are Wales, Serbia, Ireland and Moldova.

Poland: Robert Lewandowski

In Astana on Sunday 4 September: World Cup qualifier against Kazakhstan

The other opponents in Group E are Romania, Denmark, Montenegro and Armenia.

Spain: Thiago, Javi Martínez
In Brussels on Thursday 1 September: friendly against Belgium
In Leon on Monday 5 September: World Cup qualifier against Liechtenstein

The other opponents in Group G are Italy, Albania, Israel und Macedonia.

Chile: Arturo Vidal
In Asunción on Thursday 1 September: World Cup qualifier against Paraguay
In Santiago de Chile on Tuesday 6 September: World Cup qualifier against Bolivia

Six matchdays have been played in South American World Cup qualifying. Chile currently lie fourth. The top four qualify directly for the 2018 finals.