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FCB women on international duty

17 FC Bayern women will be on international duty over the break, while coach Thomas Wörle stayed in Munich with a small group in training ahead of the FC Bayern women’s big matchups against Frankfurt – the first on November 1 in the Allianz Women’s Bundesliga, and the second on November 8th for the DFB Cup. An overview of the players on international duty:

Lewandowski gets USWNT call-up

This international break will be a first for Gina Lewandowski as she received her first call-up to the U.S. women’s national team. The 30-year-old defender joined the team for their Victory Tour against Brazil in the U.S. on October 21 and 25.

Maier, Leupolz, Behringer, Däbritz – Germany

The German women’s national team faces Russia in Euro qualification on October 22 in Wiesbaden. The Group 5 leaders will also face Turkey – who were defeated only once in the group – in Sandhausen on October 25.

“We have to be extremely concentrated if we don’t want any surprises,” said FCB captain Melanie Behringer to dfb.de. “We had a good start against Hungary, against Croatia we didn’t our best performance. We have to learn our lesson and perform differently as a result.”

Schnaderbeck, Wenninger, Feiersinger, Zinsberger – Austria

The Austrian FCB contingency face Israel on October 25 away for their Euro qualifier. Austria has two wins in their Euro campaign and currently leads Group 8, while Israel has yet to play.

Tinja-Riikka Korpela – Finland

FCB keeper Korpela and her Finnish side take on Spain in their Euro qualifiers on October 27. Spain play without captain and FCB’s own Veronica Boquete due to injury. The Finns have the opportunity to get all the points available until now while Spain contest their first qualifier.

Raffaella Manieri - Italy

After their opening campaign win, Manieri and the Italian national team host Switzerland, who play their first qualifier, on October 24. The Azzurre contest their second qualifier on October 27 against the Czech Republic, who look to finally book their trip to the Euros.

Lisa Evans - Scotland

Lisa Evans and her Scottish team face Belarus on October 23 and Macedonia on October 27; the Scots currently lead their group.

Nora Holstad – Norway

Holstad and her Norwegian side contest their second Euro qualifier in Group 8 against Wales on October 23.

Vanessa Bürki, Caroline Abbé - Switzerland

Vanessa Bürki and Caroline Abbé’s Swiss team contest their first qualifier on October 24 against Raffaella Manieri’s Italy and again on October 27 against Georgia.

Vivianne Miedema - Netherlands

As Euro 2017 hosts, the Netherlands have no qualifiers to contest but instead play two friendlies against France on October 23 and against Poland on October 27.

Melike Pekel (FC Bayern II) - Turkey

FC Bayern II’s Melike Pekel and Turkey face Hungary on October 21 and European champions Germany on October 25.