No points for Poland in their final game

Poland lost their final game of this international break. Austria and Japan were also unsuccessful.


Two wins, two draws, two defeats

Five Schalke players have been in action for their countries in the UEFA Nations League. One other Royal Blue took part in the Kirin Cup, an invitational tournament in Japan. reports on how the six got on.


Florian Flick makes Germany U21 debut during win in Poland

Germany U21 national team were victorious in their final European qualification game in Poland, winning 2-1 on Tuesday (7/6). Malick Thiaw was involved as well as Florian Flick, who celebrated his debut for the U21 side.


Six points, but no minutes for S04 players in the Nations League

There were two wins and two defeats for Schalke’s group of players (Blendi Idrizi, Marius Lode, Darko Churlinov and Martin Fraisl) in action on the second matchday of the Nations League. Ko Itakura was narrowly beaten by Brazil with Japan. Here is a round-up of all internationals involving our boys.


Germany U21s qualify for U21 EUROs as Malick Thiaw plays the full 90 minutes

It was a successful evening for the Germany U21s, as they booked their tickets to next summer’s European Championship with a big 4-0 win against Hungary. Malick Thiaw play the full 90 minutes for the side. Read on for a summary of all the results from our Royal Blues currently away on international duty.


Blendi Idrizi opens Nations League campaign with a win

Eight Royal Blues are currently away on international duty. Four of them were able to get their campaigns off to winning ways. Read on for a full summary of all our internationals.


Eight Schalke players called up for international duty

Eight FC Schalke 04 players have been called up to represent their countries for the final international break of the season. Florian Flick has been selected for Germany U21s for the first time, while Martin Fraisl is also hoping for a debut, in his case with the Austria national team.


Kaminski celebrates World Cup qualification, Churlinov and North Macedonia miss out

Two Schalke 04 first-team players are experiencing mixed emotions – whilst Marcin Kaminski and Poland sealed their place at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar on Tuesday (29/3), Darko Churlinov was on the losing side with North Macedonia in their play-off final against Portugal. Elsewhere, Blendi Idrizi and Kerim Calhanoglu also featured for their national teams.


Darko Churlinov and North Macedonia's World Cup dream lives on after win over Italy

Darko Churlinov and North Macedonia secured a shock victory over European champions Italy in their World Cup play-off semi-final on Thursday (24/3). Kerim Calhanoglu got some game time for the Germany U20s, whilst Blendi Idrizi and Marcin Kaminski did not feature for their national teams. Here is a round-up of how the quartet has got on in international action this week.


Ko Itakura qualifies for the 2022 World Cup with Japan

Ko Itakura and Japan have booked their place in Qatar for the upcoming World Cup. The 25-year-old was part of the team that defeated Australia 2-0 on Thursday (24/3) away from home.


Darko Churlinov, Marcin Kaminski and Ko Itakura aiming to qualify for the World Cup

Five Schalke players have been selected to play for their countries for the upcoming international break. Three of those players, Darko Churlinov, Marcin Kaminski and Ko Itakura, are all looking to book their place in Qatar with their nations.


Ko Itakura on track for World Cup qualification, Dong-gyeong Lee already through

It was a successful Tuesday (1/2) for our two Royal Blues taking part in World Cup qualifying. Ko Itakura and new signing Dong-gyeong Lee were both victorious with their respective national teams. The final details of Lee’s transfer have also been resolved, meaning he is now officially part of the club.


Birthday boy Ko Itakura celebrates WC qualifying win with Japan

Ko Itakura and Japan recorded an important win as part of World Cup qualification on Thursday (27/1). The Samurai Blue beat China 2-0 in Saitama, with Itakura playing the full 90 minutes on his birthday.


Ko Itakura in World Cup qualifying action with Japan

Defender Ko Itakura and Japan have two crucial fixtures coming up as they look to secure one of 32 spots at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. No other Royal Blues are in action as there will be no European games over this international break.


Malick Thiaw on the scoresheet for Germany U21s

Two S04 players, Malick Thiaw and Yaroslav Mikhailov, were successful on international duty on Tuesday (16/11). Ko Itakura’s Japan side also won their World Cup qualifier, though he didn’t feature.


Darko Churlinov and North Macedonia secure play-off spot

Darko Churlinov and North Macedonia still have a chance of qualifying for the 2022 World Cup, after securing a spot in the play-offs thanks to a 3-1 win against Iceland. The Royal Blue winger was named in the starting XI and was subbed off in the 63rd minute.

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Yaroslav Mikhailov and Russia qualify for European U19 Championship

Success for Yaroslav Mikhailov: The Schalke midfielder was part of the team that managed to secure the Russia U19s’ spot in the upcoming European U19 Championship. They beat Germany 3-1 in their second qualifying match of the group stage being held in Greece, meaning they have taken six points from two games.

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First defeat for Malick Thiaw and the Germany U21s

After winning their opening four U21 European Championship qualifiers, Malick Thiaw and the Germany U21s suffered a 4-0 defeat to Poland on Friday evening (12th November). The game was all but wrapped up after just 15 minutes.

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Darko Churlinov helps keep North Macedonia’s World Cup dream alive

Three Schalke 04 players enjoyed successful evenings with their national teams: Darko Churlinov’s North Macedonia picked up a win in World Cup qualification, as did Ko Itakura’s Japan, and Mehmet Can Aydin was part of the Germany’s U20 squad who won an international friendly: only one Royal Blue actually featured in any of these fixtures, however.


Yaroslav Mikhailov plays 90 minutes in a 1-0 win for Russia U19s

Russia U19s and Yaroslav Mikhailov enjoyed a successful start to their qualification campaign for the next European Championship. In the first of three group games, they won 1-0 away in Greece.