Internationals

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Starts but no wins for Victor Pálsson and Darko Churlinov

Two Royal Blues made appearances for their national teams on Wednesday evening. Pálsson’s Iceland were well-beaten by Germany, whereas North Macedonia with Churlinov earned a draw against Romania.

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Malick Thiaw gets goal and assist in Germany U21 win

Malick Thiaw had three reasons to celebrate on Tuesday evening with the Germany U21 national team. Thiaw recorded his second win in as many caps for the U21 side, in addition to providing a goal and assist in his side’s 3-1 win over Latvia.

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Mehmet Can Aydin makes second U20 appearance in 1-1 draw with Norway

Schalke’s academy product Mehmet Can Aydin played the full 90 minutes of the Germany U20s 1-1 friendly draw with Norway in Zwickau. This was Aydin’s second cap for the U20s and his 26th in total for the DFB youth teams.

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Darko Churlinov plays the full 90 minutes in 2-2 draw with Iceland

Darko Churlinov featured in a World Cup qualifier for North Macedonia on Sunday (5/9), playing the full 90 minutes in a 2-2 draw against Iceland. However, he wasn’t able to come up against his Royal Blue teammate Victor Pálsson in Reykjavik. The 30-year-old was an unused substitute for the match.

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Pálsson and Churlinov play 90 minutes – Thiaw wins on his U21s debut

Four FC Schalke 04 players were in action for their countries on Thursday evening (2/9). Iceland’s Victor Pálsson and North Macedonia’s Darko Churlinov both played the full 90 minutes in World Cup qualifiers, while Malick Thiaw started in Germany U21s’ first Euro qualifier. Mehmet Can Aydin, meanwhile, came off the bench for Germany U20s in their friendly.

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World Cup qualifers: Victor Pálsson to face Darko Churlinov

Five Royal Blues will be away with their national sides during the upcoming international break. One World Cup qualifier in Reykjavik will even see two Schalke teammates face off.

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Matthew Hoppe wins the Gold Cup with USMNT

The USMNT won the Gold Cup on Sunday night/Monday morning, beating Mexico 1-0 in the final in extra time (2/8). Striker Matthew Hoppe started the game, coming off in the dying embers of extra time.

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Matthew Hoppe reaches the Gold Cup final

Matthew Hoppe and the US men’s national team booked their place in the Gold Cup final during the early hours of Friday morning. 20,500 people watched on at the Q2 stadium in Austin, Texas as the Schalke man and his international teammates beat next year’s World Cup hosts Qatar 1-0 in the semi-final.

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Matthew Hoppe sends USMNT to the semi-finals of the Gold Cup

Matthew Hoppe scored the winner to send the USMNT through to the semi-finals of the Gold Cup on Monday night (26/7). The striker netted the game-winning goal for his side in a 1-0 victory over Jamaica. It was the 20-year-old's first ever international goal in his third appearance for the side, as he also picked up the Man of the Match award.

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Matthew Hoppe and USMNT win their Gold Cup group

A 1-0 win over Canada saw the USMNT and Matthew Hoppe top Group B in the Gold Cup on Sunday (18/7). Schalke’s striker came on for his second cap in the 75th minute, replacing Gyasi Zardes.

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Matthew Hoppe makes international debut for USA

S04 attacker Matthew Hoppe made his debut in the early hours of Friday (16/07, Middle European time zone) for the US Men’s National Team. The 20-year-old played 58 minutes in his side’s 6-1 win over Martinique and provided the assist Daryl Dike’s goal in the 14th minute.

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Opening win for Matthew Hoppe in Gold Cup

The US national team enjoyed a successful start to their latest Gold Cup campaign as Schalke forward Matthew Hoppe and Co. took a 1-0 win against Haiti. The only goal of the day was scored by Sam Vines of the Colorado Rapids in the eighth minute.

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Matthew Hoppe called up to USMNT Gold Cup squad

On Thursday (1/7), Matthew Hoppe was called up to head coach Gregg Berhalter's UNMNT squad for the upcoming Gold Cup. Hoppe is one of 23 players to have made the roster for the tournament, which runs from 10th July until 1st August and will be hosted in the US.

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Schöpf eliminated with Austria, Rönnow’s Denmark progress

Alessandro Schöpf, under contract at FC Schalke 04 until 30th June, was part of the Austria side that nearly caused an upset against Italy in the round of 16 at EURO 2020. Austria narrowly lost 2-1 in extra time at Wembley.

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Markus Schubert becomes U21 European Champion with Germany

Germany U21s lifted the European Championship trophy on Sunday night (06/06), with Lukas Nmecha scoring the only goal of the game. Goalkeeper Markus Schubert, who has spent the season on loan at Eintracht Frankfurt, was a member of the squad.

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Blendi Idrizi celebrates another win with Kosovo

Blendi Idrizi has now enjoyed two wins from two international caps with Kosovo. The Schalke man played the full 90 minutes of the win against Malta.

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Schöpf and Rönnow: Narrow defeat and a tight draw

With the European Championship right around the corner, teams are currently warming up with some international friendlies. Alessandro Schöpf and Austria faced England on Wednesday evening (02.06) while Frederik Rönnow’s Denmark took on Germany.

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Blendi Idrizi makes international debut for Kosovo

Blendi Idrizi represented Kosovo on the international stage for the first time on Tuesday (01/06). The 23-year-old midfielder played more than 80 minutes in the win over San Marino. For Matthew Hoppe, meanwhile, the wait goes on for his USA international debut.

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Royal Blues in international action over the summer

The majority of the Schalke squad began their summer holidays after the clash with 1. FC Köln. However, some of them are still in action over the coming weeks, with several Royal Blues called up to represent their national sides.

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Matthew Hoppe called up to senior U.S. men’s national team for the first time

Matthew Hoppe has received his first call-up to the senior U.S. men’s national team. The striker, who has scored six goals for the Royal Blues this season, could make his debut for the side in an upcoming friendly against Switzerland.