Final stages of the Nations League coming up
Seven FC Schalke 04 players will be away with their national sides during the final international break of 2020. Some will be playing in the concluding games of the UEFA Nations League group stage, while 04 Royal Blues will be taking part in Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
Frederik Rönnow is a part of the Denmark squad that are second in Group 2 of League A after four games. The 1992 European Champions could leapfrog table toppers Belgium on Wednesday with a win (18/11), although they would need to beat Iceland as well beforehand on Sunday (15/11). The Danes will also take on Sweden in a friendly on Wednesday (11/11).
Matondo close to winning the group
Rabbi Matondo and Wales are top of their Nations League group with 10 points on the board. Their final two games in Group 4 of League B are against the Republic of Ireland on Sunday (15/11) and Finland on Wednesday (18/11). Their third fixture of the international break is against USA in a friendly on Wednesday, 11th November.
Turkey, who have named Ozan Kabak in their squad, only have three points to their name in Group 3 of League B. They will be aiming to climb the table with wins from their final two games against Russia (15/11) and Hungary (18/11). Kabak & Co. will take on Croatia (11/11) first to warm up for their concluding Nations League matches.
04 Royal Blues in Africa
Salif Sané’s Senegal, who so far have won both of their Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers in Group I, will face Guinea-Bissau in the upcoming international break, hosting them on Wednesday, 11th before travelling to Bissau for the return fixture 04 days later.
Nassim Boujellab, Amine Harit and Hamza Mendyl are all in the Morocco squad with the Atlas Lions top of Group E with four points. They will be hoping to keep up their 100% record with a double header against Central African Republic on Friday (13/11) and Tuesday (17/11) coming up.
Nassim Boujellab, Amine Harit and Hamza Mendyl
Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers
Morocco – Central African Republic, 13/11, 20:00 CET, Casablanca
Central African Republic – Morocco, 17/11, 14:00 CET, Douala
Turkey – Croatia, 11/11, 18:45 CET, Istanbul
Turkey – Russia, 15/11, 18:00 CEST, Istanbul
Hungary – Turkey, 18/11, 20:45 CEST, Budapest
Wales – USA, 12/11, 20:45 CET, Swansea
Wales – Republic of Ireland, 15/11, 18:00 CET, Cardiff
Wales – Finland, 18/11, 20:45 CET, Cardiff
Denmark – Sweden, 11/11, 19:30 CET, Copenhagen
Denmark – Iceland, 15/11, 20:45 CET, Copenhagen
Belgium – Denmark, 18/11, 20:45 CET, Brussels
Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers
Senegal – Guinea-Bissau, 11/11, 17:00 CET, Thiès
Guinea-Bissau – Senegal, 15/11, 17:00 CET, Bissau