These are the Bayern players on international duty
The first international matches of the new season are coming up. After the Bundesliga home match against Hertha Berlin on Saturday, a total of 14 FC Bayern players will be on the road again with their national teams. fcbayern.com brings you an overview of who's going where.
Germany: Neuer, Süle, Kimmich, Gnabry, Goretzka, Sané & Musiala
The German national team go into the 2021/22 international season next week under new coach Hansi Flick. Eight Bayern players - Manuel Neuer, Niklas Süle, Joshua Kimmich, Serge Gnabry, Leon Goretzka, Leroy Sané and Jamal Musiala - have been called up for the three upcoming World Cup qualifiers, meaning the record champions make up the largest block in the squad by far. The DFB team, who have picked up six points from their three World Cup qualifying matches so far, take on Liechtenstein in St. Gallen on Thursday, 2 September at 20:45 CEST. On the following Sunday, 5 September, the Germans host Armenia in Stuttgart at 20:45. CEST Finally, Neuer and Co. face Iceland on Wednesday, 8 September, at 20:45 CEST in Reykjavik. Thomas Müller has had to pull out through injury.
The French national team, including Bayern player Kingsley Coman, also have three World Cup qualifying matches scheduled. On Wednesday, 1 September, the Équipe Tricolore host Bosnia and Herzegovina in Strasbourg at 20:45 CEST. Three days later (4 September, 20:45 CEST), the French face Ukraine in Kiev. Finally, they take on Finland in Lyon on Tuesday, 7 September, at 20:45 CEST. After three games so far, France head up qualifying Group D with seven points. Dayot Upamecano has had to return to Munich because of muscular problems, while Corentin Tolisso has also come back due to injury.
Poland, including Best FIFA Men's Player Robert Lewandowski have three important matches in the World Cup qualifiers ahead of them. With three games played, the Poles have notched up four points and are in fourth place in Group I. On Thursday, 2 September, they face third-placed Albania in Warsaw at 20:45 CEST. The following Sunday, 5 September, Lewy and Co. take on San Marino at 20:45 CEST. The final match on Wednesday, 8 September is a clash with current group leaders and Euro 2020 finalists England in Warsaw (kick-off: 20:45).
For the first time in 24 years, Canada have made it to the final round of the World Cup qualifiers and there are three games on the agenda for the team featuring FCB defender Alphonso Davies. In the early hours of Friday, 2 September, the Canadians face Honduras at 2:05 CEST in Toronto. On Monday, 6 September, they take on the USA at 2:00 CEST in Nashville, Tennessee. Canada's final game is against El Salvador on Thursday, 9 September, at 1:30 CEST in Toronto.
The Cameroon national team with Bayern striker Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting will play two matches in the second round of World Cup qualifiers. On Friday, 3 September, the first match is against Malawi in Yaoundé (kick-off: 21:00 CEST). Then three days later (6 September, 21:00 CEST), they're away to the Ivory Coast in Abidjan.
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