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City's international stars: Who is playing & when?

City's international stars: Who is playing & when?
City will have 11 internationals on duty over the next week.

Notable absentees include ALL our South American players, David Silva (retired) plus Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling, (both ruled out with injury).

Nicolas Otamendi and Sergio Aguero have been omitted from Argentina’s squad to face Guatemala and Colombia, while Brazil have no City players on duty with Gabriel Jesus, Fernandinho and Ederson not involved in the upcoming friendlies against USA and El Salvador. Danilo remains sidelined through injury.



Riyad Mahrez will become the first City player since Djamel Belmadi (now national team boss) in 2003 to win a cap for Algeria.

The Greens take on Gambia in an African Cup of Nation’s clash this weekend - Ali Benarbia won all his Algeria caps while with PSG.

RIYAD : On international duty with Algeria
RIYAD : On international duty with Algeria

Vincent Kompany will have the opportunity of adding to his 82 caps for Belgium when the Red Devils take on Scotland and Iceland.


England trio Kyle Walker, Fabian Delph and John Stones are all likely to feature in the new UEFA Nations League clashes with Spain and Switzerland, while Oleksandr Zinchenko has been called up for Ukraine’s games with Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Elsewhere, Bernardo Silva will be representing Portugal for their games against Italy and World Cup finalists Croatia.

JUST FAB : Delph on the ball
JUST FAB : Delph on the ball

Benjamin Mendy is in France’s squad for Les Bleus’ games against Germany and Holland and, should they both play, he is likely to face team-mates Ilkay Gundogan and Leroy Sane, both on duty for Germany.

City’s German duo are also in line to face Peru.

Finally, Phil Foden will earn more valuable international experience for England Under-19s, who take on their Dutch and Belgian counterparts. Curtis Anderson, Joel Latibeaudiere and Ian Poveda-Ocampo have also been called up by manager Keith Downing. 

The full itinerary is:

Belgium: Vincent Kompany

7 September 7.45pm v Scotland (a)

11 September 7.45pm v Iceland (a)

England: Fabian Delph, Kyle Walker & John Stones

8 September 7.45pm v Spain (h)

11 September 7.45pm v Switzerland (h)

France: Benjamin Mendy

6 September 8.45pm v Germany (a)

9 September 8.45pm v Holland (h)

Germany: Leroy Sane & Ilkay Gundogan

6 September 8.45pm v France (h)

9 September 8.45pm v Peru (h)

Portugal: Bernardo Silva

6 September 7.45pm v Croatia (h)

10 September 8.45pm v Italy (h)

Ukraine: Oleksandr Zinchenko

6 September 8.45pm v Czech Republic (a)

9 September 3pm v Slovakia (h)

Algeria: Riyad Mahrez

8 September 5.30pm v Gambia (a)

England U19s: Phil Foden, Curtis Anderson, Joel Latibeaudiere and Ian Poveda-Ocampo

5 September 3pm v Holland U19s (h)

10 September 6pm v Belgium U19s (a)