Men's Team

International Break: Who’s playing where?

Everything you need to know ahead of the upcoming international break…

In total, 16 different City players will represent their home nations during the latest round of fixtures.

As well as international friendlies, a number of our stars are involved in crucial World Cup play-offs and European Under-21 Championship qualifiers.

A City-focused report on each of our players will be made available on mancity.com and the official Man City app following each match, while you can find out when each of Pep Guardiola’s men are in action across the week below.

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World Cup Qualification

Algeria: Riyad Mahrez

  • Cameroon (A) | Friday 25 March | 17:00 (UK)
  • Cameroon (H) | Tuesday 29 March | 20:30

Position
Mahrez and co. will qualify as one of five African nations at the 2022 World Cup should they get the better of Cameroon in a two-legged play-off.

Brazil: Ederson

  • Chile (H) | Thursday 24 March | 23:30
  • Bolivia (A) | Wednesday 30 March | 00:30

Position
The Selecao have already secured their World Cup spot and will guarantee top spot in South American qualification with another victory.

Chile sit three points off an automatic qualifying spot, while Bolivia need to win both their matches to keep their faint hopes of a play-off place alive.

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Portugal: Joao Cancelo & Bernardo Silva

  • Turkey (H) | Thursday 24 March | 19:45
  • TBC: Italy or North Macedonia | Tuesday 29 March

Position
Portugal face Turkey in the World Cup play-offs, with the victors then locking horns with either European Champions Italy or North Macedonia for a spot in Qatar.

USA: Zack Steffen

  • Mexico (A) | Friday 25 March | 02:30
  • Panama (H) | Monday 28 March | 00:00
  • Costa Rica (A) | Thursday 31 March | 02:05

Position
Steffen and co. currently sit second in CONCACAF qualification behind Canada, and need two wins to guarantee their place in Qatar.

Goal difference separates the USA and Mexico, who are currently in the third and final automatic spot.

Fourth-placed Panama are four points behind the Stars and Stripes in the inter-confederation play-off place, with Costa Rica one place and one point worse off.

International friendlies:

Belgium, England, Germany, Holland and Spain are among the sides with their 2022 World Cup fate already decided, each qualifying as European group winners.

Belgium: Kevin De Bruyne

  • Republic of Ireland (A) | Saturday 26 March | 17:00
  • Burkina Faso (H) | Tuesday 29 March | 19:45

England: John Stones, Phil Foden, Jack Grealish, Raheem Sterling

  • Switzerland (H) | Saturday 26 March | 17:30
  • Ivory Coast (H) | Tuesday 29 March | 19:45

Germany: Ilkay Gundogan

  • Israel (H) | Saturday 26 March | 19:45
  • Holland (A) | Tuesday 29 March | 19:45

Holland: Nathan Ake

  • Denmark (H) | Saturday 26 March | 19:45
  • Germany (H) | Tuesday 29 March | 19:45

Spain: Aymeric Laporte & Rodrigo

  • Albania (H) | Saturday 26 March | 18:45
  • Iceland (H) | Tuesday 29 March | 19:45

European Under-21 Championship qualification

England U21: Taylor Harwood-Bellis & Tommy Doyle

  • Andorra (H) | Friday 25 March | 19:45
  • Albania (A) | Tuesday 29 March | 20:45

Position

England can go top of their group at the halfway point in the campaign with two wins over bottom-placed Andorra and third-placed Albania respectively.

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