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Quartet for Germany

13 Bayern pros on international duty

Germany's last two internationals of the year will feature Manuel Neuer, Thomas Müller, Mats Hummels and Joshua Kimmich. Joachim Löw's troops contest a World Cup qualifier against San Marino in Serravalle on 11 November at 20.45 CET before taking on Italy in a prestigious friendly in Milan on 15 November, also at 20.45. Löw nominated a total of 25 players, three of them for the first time: Benjamin Henrichs (Bayer Leverkusen), Yannick Gerhardt (VfL Wolfsburg) and Serge Gnabry (Werder Bremen). Arsenal's Mesut Özil has not been called up as he will be rested for this international break, while FCB's Jerome Boateng was forced to withdraw from the squad with injuries sustained in Bayern's Bundesliga meeting with Hoffenheim.

Several other FCB pros have been called up for their respective national teams:

Arjen Robben returns to the Netherlands squad. After a year on the sidelines due to several injuries, the Elftal captain is set to make his comeback in the World Cup qualifier against Luxembourg on 13 November. The winger will not feature in the friendly against Belgium in Amsterdam on 9 November.

Spain coach Julen Lopetegui has called up Thiago for the qualifier against Macedonia in Granada on 12 November and the friendly against England in London on 15 November.

Kingsley Coman is part of the France squad to face Sweden in a World Cup qualifier in Saint-Denis on 11 November and Cote d'Ivoire in a friendly in Lens on 15 November.

David Alaba and his Austrian team-mates cross swords with Ireland in a qualifier in Vienna on 12 November, followed by a friendly against Slovakia in the Austrian capital on 15 November.

Poland with captain Robert Lewandowski contest a qualifier against Romania in Bucharest on 11 November and a friendly against Slovenia in Wroclaw on 14 November.

Portgual and Renato Sanches face Latvia in a qualifier in Faro on 13 November.

Two FCB pros will feature in the South American qualifying competition. Chile and Arturo Vidal take on Columbia in Barranquilla on 10 November and Uruguay in Montevideo on 15 November. Brazil with Douglas Costa play arch-rivals Argentina in Belo Horizonte on 10 Novermber and Peru in Lima on 16 November.

On Sunday evening, USA coach Jürgen Klinsmann announced his squad for World Cup qualifiers against Mexico on 11 November in Columbus, Ohio, and away to Costa Rica four days later. Julian Green has been called into the 26-strong squad.

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