15 Barça players called up for international duty

15 Barça players called up for international duty

Alba, Roberto, Sergio, Aleñá, Umtiti, Messi, Suárez, Coutinho, Arthur, Vidal, Murillo, Ter Stegen, Cillessen, Rakitic and Semedo will represent their respective countries

Some 15 FC Barcelona players have been selected for international competition in the upcoming break from domestic action, including three for Spain.

Former Barça coach Luis Enrique Martínez revealed his Spain squad for the 2020 European Championships qualifiers against Norway and Malta, including Jordi Alba, Sergi Roberto and Sergio Busquets on the list, whilst Carles Aleñá joins up with the Under-21s squad for their fixtures against Romania and Austria.

World Cup winners France will feature Samuel Umtiti in their group for games against Moldova and Iceland.

Also in Europe, Ter Stegen will be with Germany for their friendly against Serbia and Euro 2020 qualifier against Holland -featuring Jasper Cillessen. Ivan Rakitic is in line for action with Croatia against Azerbaijan and Hungary, and Nélson Semedo could play for Portugal against Ukraine and Serbia.

Leo Messi returns to the fold for Argentina, who have friendlies against Venezuela and Morocco, and Philippe Coutinho and Arthur Melo have been picked for Brazil's games with Panama and the Czech Republic.

Luis Suárez will take part in the China Cup for Uruguay against Uzbekistan, Arturo Vidal will turn out for Chile against Mexico and the USA, and Jeison Murillo represents Colombia against Japan and Korea.

 

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