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12 City stars called-up for UEFA Nations League action

12 City stars called-up for UEFA Nations League action
City will be well represented at this weekend’s UEFA Nations League matches with 12 players called up by their country.

The matches, spanning Thursday 3 September to Tuesday 8 September, will give the majority of the squad a chance to sharpen up their pre-season training after a brief break between the last campaign and the new one which starts on 21 September away to Wolves.

Kevin De Bruyne will join the Belgium squad slightly later and is likely to only feature in the Red Devils’ second fixture against Iceland.

All eyes will be on England’s games with three players called up by Gareth Southgate.

Seasoned internationals Raheem Sterling and Kyle Walker - with 104 Three Lions caps between them - are joined for the first time by Phil Foden who will be hoping to win his first full cap in the games against Iceland and Denmark.

Ilkay Gundogan will look to add to the 37 caps he’s so far won with Germany as Die Mannschaft take on Switzerland and Spain – and the latter clash could see him up against three City team-mates.

Uncapped duo Eric Garcia and Ferran Torres – both called up to the Spain senior squad for the first time - join Rodrigo for La Roja’s games against Gundogan’s Germany and Oleksandr Zinchenko’s Ukraine.

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Elsewhere, new signing Nathan Ake will hope to feature for Holland as they take on Poland and Italy in Amsterdam.

Bernardo Silva and Joao Cancelo should both feature in Portugal’s matches with Croatia and Sweden – Bernardo has won 43 caps for his country to date and Cancelo 16.

Finally, Zinchenko’s Ukraine will face Switzerland and Spain with the versatile 23 year-old looking to add to the 31 caps he’s already won.

None of our South American players or Riyad Mahrez are involved in any international fixtures.

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