Tue, 06/06/23, 11:30
Which Bayern players are away with their national teams?
The Bundesliga campaign is over, but the season isn’t quite finished for Bayern’s international players. Many of the squad are away with their national teams in June before they get to join their club teammates on holiday for the summer. There’s friendlies, qualifiers and tournaments to be played this month - fcbayern.com rounds up who’s in action and where…
*All times are in CEST
Germany: Goretzka, Kimmich, Musiala, Sane
With Germany being the host nation for next summer’s Euro 2024, they have three friendly matches on the cards for the coming weeks. Coach Hansi Flick has called up four Bayern players in Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka, Leroy Sane and Jamal Musiala to take on Ukraine in Bremen on 12 June (18:00) – the 1000th match in Germany’s history – before going to Warsaw to face Poland on 16 June (20:45) and then hosting Colombia in Gelsenkirchen on 20 June (20:45). Serge Gnabry wasn’t called up for these games due to an ankle issue.
France: Coman, Pavard, Upamecano
Kingsley Coman, Benjamin Pavard and Dayot Upamecano are battling for points in Euro qualification this month. After wins in their opening two games, Didier Deschamps’s side are out to defend first place in their group with games against Gibraltar in Faro (20:45 on 16 June) and then at home to the Greece on 19 June (20:45).
Netherlands: Blind, de Ligt
Will Matthijs de Ligt and Daley Blind add to their recent Bundesliga title with international honours this summer? The Bayern defenders are both in the 25-man squad for the Netherlands as they prepare to take on Croatia in the UEFA Nations League semi-final on 14 June (20:45) in Rotterdam. Depending on the outcome of that game, they will then either compete in the final on 18 June (20:45) or the third-place match (15:00) against the winner or loser of the other semi-final between Spain and Italy.
Standing in the way of the Dutch is Josip Stanisic and Croatia. The defender’s schedule is the same as that of Blind and de Ligt, with their encounter on 14 June before taking on either Spain or Italy in the final or third-place match on 18 June.
Joao Cancelo and Portugal are in qualifier action for Euro 2024 as they host Bosna and Herzegovina on 17 June (20:45) before going to Reykjavik to take on Iceland on 20 June (20:45). Portugal currently lead Group E after wins in the opening two games.
Yann Sommer is in the Switzerland squad for their Euro qualifiers in Andorra (16 June, 20:45) and in Lucerne against Romania (19 June, 20:45). The Swiss also have a full haul of six points from their first two games.
Sadio Mané and Senegal have already secured their place at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, taking place next January and February, but still have two qualifiers left to play. The first of those sees the Lions of Teranga go to Benin on 17 June (21:00). They follow that with a friendly against Brazil in Lisbon on 20 June (20:30).
Noussair Mazraoui and Morocco first have a friendly in Rabat against Cape Verde on 12 June (21:00) before heading to Johannesburg for their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa on 17 June (18:00). The Atlas Lions are already qualified after winning their first two games.
Canada coach John Herdman has named Alphonso Davies in his squad for the Concacaf Nations League semi-final against Panama on 16 June (01:00) in Las Vegas, USA. Their opponents in the subsequent final (18 August, 23:30) or third-place match (18 August, 21:00) would be the winners or losers of the other semi-final between the USA and Mexico, also in Las Vegas. The Canadians will then compete in the Gold Cup at the end of the month - their first-round opponents will be the yet-to-be-determined playoff qualifiers on 28 June (01:00 in Toronto), Guatemala on 2 July (03:30 in Houston) and Cuba on 5 July (00:30 in Houston).
Netherlands U21s: Gravenberch
Ryan Gravenberch has been named in the Dutch squad for the U21 Euros in Georgia and Romania. The Netherlands will play their games in Tbilisi against Belgium (21 June, 18:00), Portugal (24 June, 18:00) and Georgia (27 June, 18:00).
France U19s: Tel
Mathys Tel is playing with the France U19s at the Maurice Revello Tournament. They already took on the Saudi Arabia U23s on Monday, with Tel captaining the side and scoring to make it 2-2, but the French lost on penalties. Tel and his team are next in action on 8 June against the Costa Rica U23s before taking on Venezuela’s U23s on 11 June.
Canada are yet to confirm their squad for this international window. If Alphonso Davies is called up, he’d take on Panama in the semi-final of the CONCACAF Nations League on 16 June.
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