Mon, 18/09/23, 16:00
23 Bayern Women players called up for national teams
After Matchday 1 of the Google Pixel Women’s Bundesliga, 23 Bayern players have now left to join up with the national teams. The September international break sees a number of direct clashes between Bayern teammates as well. The UEFA Women’s Nations League will also see qualification for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, where only two more European nations can compete alongside hosts France. fcbayern.com rounds up which players are in action and when.
Six Bayern players face Harder and Viggósdóttir
Six Bayern players have been called up for Germany. Giulia Gwinn and Linda Dallmann return to the fold following their injuries, joining Lina Magull, Sydney Lohmann, Klara Bühl and Lea Schüller. Their first game of the Nations League is against Denmark, who boast Pernille Harder, on 22 September. The second match is against Iceland and new FCB captain Glódís Perla Viggósdóttir on 26 September. Iceland take on Wales first (22 September) before Denmark face the Dragons (26 September).
Austria face Norway, England meet Scotland
The next meeting of Bayern teammates is on 22 September when Tuva Hansen and Norway take on Austria with Sarah Zadrazil and Katharina Naschenweng. Austria then face France on Matchday 2 on 26 September, while Norway head to Portugal.
The first game of Group A1 is a cracker as England and Georgia Stanway take on rivals Scotland and Sam Kerr (22 September). Stanway and the Lionesses then head to the Netherlands for a meeting with Jill Baijings on 26 September. Scotland take on Belgium.
Eriksson vs. world champions, Damnjanovic vs. Ukraine
Magdalena Eriksson and Sweden face a tough opening fixture as they take on world champions Spain on 22 September before a trip to Italy four days later. Jovana Damnjanovic and Serbia first take on Ukraine and then Greece on the same days. Tainara is in the Brazil squad, but they don’t have any fixtures during this international break and will instead be meeting up for internal practice. Ines Belloumou has been called up for France’s U23s and will face Spain in a friendly in Madrid on 25 September.
Five youth call-ups
A number of young Bayern players will also be away with their countries. Fritz Walter Medal winner Alara Sehitler and Germany’s U19s have friendlies against Denmark (23 September) and England (26 September). Greta Hünten, Lisa Karl and Celina Senftl are with the U17s for two friendlies against England (22 and 25 September). Claudia Petruzziello is with Italy’s U17s to take on Denmark (20 September), Portugal (23 September) and Wales (26 September).
Bayern drew their opening Bundesliga game in Freiburg: