There will be just four Newcastle players in action for their countries over the next few weeks. However, Matty Longstaff and Joe White could also be involved at the youth level for England with their recent call-ups.
Ciaran Clark comes back into the Republic of Ireland fold after over a year since his last appearance. The Irish start with a friendly against New Zealand on Thursday. Then it’s the big one against Denmark in a 2020 Euro qualifier on Monday.
Both Ireland and Denmark are on 12 points to lead Group D with Switzerland close behind with 11 points. However, the Republic of Ireland have played 7 games while Denmark and Switzerland have only played 6. Fabian Schar will not feature for Switzerland due to his knee injury.
Martin Dubravka and Slovakia have two Euro qualifiers over the next week. First, they travel to Rijeka to face Croatia on Saturday. Then it’s back to Slovakia in a match against Azerbaijan on the following Tuesday. Slovakia are in third place in Group E behind both Croatia and Hungary, who have played 7 games to Slovakia’s 6. They trail Croatia by 4 points and Hungary by 2.
DeAndre Yedlin will be back playing in the CONCACAF Nations League for the United States. On Friday they host Canada and then next Tuesday they will play Cuba in the Cayman Islands. Canada lead the group of 3 nations with 9 points in their 3 matches. The USA have just 3 points in their 2 games played thus far.
Miguel Almiron and Paraguay have two friendlies coming up. First, they will travel to Sofia to play Bulgaria on Thursday, and then it’s off to face Saudia Arabia on Tuesday.
Matty Longstaff and Joe White have been called up for the England Under-20 and Under-18 teams, respectively. They both could get their first taste of international football over the next few weeks.
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