Now that the current La Liga season has lasted one month, teams will take a break for the first international break of the 2023–2024 season.
After a spirited 2-1 victory over CA Osasuna on Sunday night, Barcelona advances to third place in the La Liga standings, two points behind league leaders and bitter rivals Real Madrid.
Over the next week, the majority of European teams will compete in the UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifiers, while South American teams will compete in the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers and certain teams
And during the current international break, up to twelve Barcelona players have received calls up to play for their country.
Maybe Lamine Yamal will write history.
To begin with, three Barcelona players have been included to manager Luis de la Fuente’s roster for Spain’s upcoming matches against Cyprus and Georgia.
The selection’s standout player is 16-year-old wonderkid Lamine Yamal, who has earned his first-ever call-up with La Roja and, should he make his debut, might become the youngest player to ever represent the national team.
In addition to Yamal, the Spain team also has Gavi and Alejandro Balde, however Ferran Torres cannot play since Pedri is injured.
Nine more Barcelona players were summoned.
Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Ilkay Gundogan, who will be playing for the Germany team in friendlies against Japan and France, are on the list.
De Jong and Gundogan will be absent during the international break.
Over the next week, Denmark’s defensive stalwart Andreas Christensen will be called upon to participate in their Euro Qualifiers against Finland and San Marino.
Jules Kounde, Christensen’s center-back partner, will play for the French national team in a friendly match against Germany before they take on the Republic of Ireland in the Euro Qualifiers.
Meanwhile, Frenkie de Jong will be a member of the Netherlands team led by former Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman. Greece and Ireland will play the Netherlands in the Euro 2024 Qualifications.
In the Euro qualifying matches, Robert Lewandowski will captain Poland against the Faroe Islands and Albania.
Final day of signings Portugal will be playing Slovakia and Luxembourg in the upcoming week or two, and Joao Felix and Joao Cancelo will be in the team.
A late call-up to the Brazilian national team was given to Raphinha, who was chosen to replace the injured Vinicius Jr.