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City stars on international duty: Who's going where?

Fourteen City stars have been called up to represent their countries as we enter another international break.

With World Cup qualifiers and a whole host of friendlies looming, there will be Blues all over the world - so who's heading where?

With Pablo Zabaleta and Sergio Aguero absent through injury, Martin Demichelis and Nicolas Otamendi are the only two of City's Argentines to have been chosen by Gerardo Martino to face Brazil and Colombia.

La Albiceleste have made a poor start to their qualifying campaign, securing just one point from six in their opening games against Ecuador and Paraguay.

They face Dunga's side, which includes Fernandinho, at midnight on Friday morning before then locking horns with the Colombians on Tuesday night (8:30pm).

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Brazil will play their second game at midnight of Wednesday morning, hosting Peru.

Meanwhile, Wilfried Bony may feature for the Ivory Coast in their second stage, two-legged qualifiers against Liberia on Friday (4pm) and Tuesday (5pm).

Meanwhile, starlet Kelechi Iheanacho has been called up to Nigeria's first-team squad for their games against Swaziland in the same competition also on Friday (5pm) and Tuesday (3pm).

As mentioned, there are plenty of friendlies taking place throughout the break.

Kevin De Bruyne and Vincent Kompany will be returning home to Belgium for the Red Devils' games against Italy and Spain on Friday and Tuesday (both 7:45pm), while Aleksandar Kolarov's Serbia will play the Czech Republic at 7:30pm on Friday.

French duo Bacary Sagna and Eliaquim Mangala could face City teammates on Tuesday as France take on England at 8pm, after locking horns with Germany on Friday (8pm).

The Blues will have a trio of representatives in England's matches. Joe HartRaheem Sterling and Fabian Delph could line-up against Spain (Friday, 7:45pm) and France, while Patrick Roberts may feature for the Three Lions' under-19s side.

The youngsters take on Holland on Thursday (6:30pm) before hosting Japan on Sunday at City's Academy Stadium. Ticket information for that clash can be found here.

*All times are in GMT.

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