FC Barcelona players on international duty

FC Barcelona players on international duty

Up to 13 players plus 4 from Barça B are headed out to play with their national sides

The Barça players called to international duty have two weeks ahead of them to prepare for and play games, both friendlies and qualifiers, for their respective national sides. Five players (Bartra, Piqué, Busquets, Alba and Pedro) will go with Spain for two matches versus Belarus — a qualifier — and a friendly versus Germany. Croatia has called Ivan Rakitic, and Barça B player Alen Halilovic to play against Argentina, who will have Messi and Mascherano, and Italy.

Argentina will also face Portugal and Brazil, with Neymar, will play Turkey and Austria. Luis Suárez joins Uruguay against Costa Rica and Claudio Bravo's Chile, who will also face Venezuela. Rafinha has been called for Brazil's Olympic team to play a tournament in Wuhan, China versus China, South Korea, and Australia.

Marc-André ter Stegen will join Germany's U-21 and will face Holland and the Czech Republic. Barça B players Samper, Munir and Sandro will play for the Spain U-21 side versus Belgium.

Match dates and times (CET)

Wednesday, 12 November

7.30 PM: Turkey v Brazil
8.30 PM: Spain U-21 v Belgium
9.00 PM: Argentina v Croatia

Thursday, 13 November

2.00 PM: Germany U-21 v Holland
12.00 AM: Uruguay v Costa Rica

Friday, 14 November

12.00 AM: Chile v Venezuela
Opening of Wuhan, China tournament for Brazil U-23

Saturday, 15 November

8.45 PM: Spain v Belarus

Sunday, 16 November

8.45 PM: Italy v Croatia

Tuesday, 18 November

6.00 PM: Austria v Brazil
6.00 PM: Czech Republic v Germany U-21
8.45 PM: Spain v Germany
9.00 PM: Argentina v Portugal
12.00 AM: Chile v Uruguay

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