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.
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.
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)
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)
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)
5 September 3pm v Holland U19s (h)
10 September 6pm v Belgium U19s (a)