Thirteen Real Madrid players have been called up by their national sides. Sergio Ramos, Nacho, Isco, Asensio, Varane, Kroos, Casemiro and Marcelo will all be taking part in friendly games. Modric and Achraf will feature in qualification matches for the World Cup in Russia, whilst Vallejo, Ceballos and Mayoral will play in qualifiers for the Euro U-21 in 2019.
Croatia-Greece (Sunday 12th, 8:45pm CET)
Croatia took a massive step towards the World Cup in Russia after thrashing Greece in the first leg of their play-off clash. Modric was in the starting line-up and opened the scoring from the penalty spot. The return will take place in Athens on Sunday.
France-Wales (Friday 10th, 9:00pm CET)
Germany-France (Tuesday 14th, 8:45pm CET)
France will play two friendlies with Varane very much part of their plans. Deschamps’ team host Wales, who are without Bale, and they also take on Kroos’ Germany in preparation for the World Cup 2018.
England-Germany (Friday 10th, 9:00pm CET)
Germany -France (Tuesday 14th, 8:45pm CET)
Toni Kroos’ team take on two teams who will be key rivals 2018 World Cup. Wembley will play host to Löw’s side, as they gear up to face England. They will then take on France in Cologne.
England-Brazil (Tuesday 14th, 9:00pm CET)
Casemiro and Marcelo took part in Brazil’s victory over Japan in a friendly that was played in Lille. The midfielder played the whole game while the defender, who played 58 minutes, was also the scorer of the goal of the game, his team’s second, with a spectacular right-footed strike from the edge of the area after 17 minutes. The second friendly of this international break will be played against England in London.
Spain-Costa Rica (Saturday 11th, 9:30pm CET)
Russia-Spain (Tuesday 14th, 7:45pm CET)
Having already qualified for the World Cup, Ramos, Nacho, Isco and Asensio will play two friendlies for Spain. The first is against Costa Rica at La Rosaleda (Málaga) and the second game sees them go head-to-head with Russia, next year’s World Cup hosts, in Saint Petersburg.
Ivory Coast-Morocco (Saturday 11th, 6:30pm CET)
A key game for Achraf as a place at Russia 2018 is one the line. Morocco, who are top of their group, travel to Ivory Coast who sit second with just a point less.
Spain U-21-Iceland U-21 (1-0)
Spain U-21-Slovakia U-21 (Tuesday 14th, 10:50pm CET)
Vallejo, Ceballos and Mayoral all played from the start against Iceland as they made it three wins in a row for Spain U-21s in their qualification campaign for the Euro Under-21 in 2019. Celades’ side will now take on Slovakia next Tuesday.