Alaba called up for Austria

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David Alaba has been called up for Austria's Euro qualifiers against Israel on 10 October and Slovenia on 13 October by coach Franco Foda. The 27-year-old will meet his compatriot and former Bayern pro Andreas Herzog, who coaches Israel.

Robert Lewandowski has been called up for Poland's qualifiers against Latvia on 10 October and North Macedonia on 13 October. Ivan Perišić will be on national team duty when Croatia take on Hungary and Wales.

Long journeys for Coutinho and Davies

Phlippe Coutinho will travel to Singapore, where his Brazilian team-mates take on Senegal (10 October) and Nigeria (13 October) in friendlies. Alphonso Davies and Canada will take on the USA in the Concacaf Nations League on 15 October.

Many more Bayern pros have reason to hope for call-ups. Germany coach Joachim Löw will soon announce his squad for the friendly against Argentina on 9 October and the Euro qualifier against Estonia on 13 October. France under Didier Deschamps will take on Iceland on 11 October and Turkey on 14 October, whereas Roberto Moreno's Spain will encounter Norway on 12 October and Sweden on 15 October.