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Nine players gearing up for international action this weekend

A full rundown of who is involved with their nations

2 September 2020

The first international weekend of the new season is nearly upon us with nine of our First Team squad away with their nations. There are games against World Champions, European Champions, and the sides ranked one and four in the World to look forward to. Here's a full rundown of when, where, and who our internationals are playing.

Henrik Dalsgaard and Christian Norgaard

Denmark vs Belgium: Nations League A Group 2, Telia Parken, Saturday 5 September, kick-off 7.45pm

Denmark vs England: Nations League A Group 2, Telia Parken, Tuesday 8 September, kick-off 7.45pm

Henrik and Christian begin their Nation League League A life with games against the sides ranked number one and four in the World. Henrik will be looking to add to his 25 international caps, a Club record 21 of which have come with Brentford, while Christian is still waiting for his full debut.

Patrik Gunnarsson

Iceland vs England: Nations League A Group 2, Laugardalsvöllur, Saturday 5 September, kick-off 5pm

Belgium vs Iceland: Nations League A Group 2, King Baudouin Stadium, Tuesday 8 September, kick-off 7.45pm

In the same group as Henrik and Christian, Patrik’s first official full call-up is also for games against two of the best sides in the world right now. The 19-year-old was an unused substitute for two unofficial internationals in January, but this represents his first competitive call-up to the Iceland squad.

Pontus Jansson

Sweden vs France: Nations League A Group 3, Friends Arena, Saturday 5 September, kick-off 7.45pm

Sweden vs Portugal: Nations League A Group 3, Friends Arena, Tuesday 8 September, kick-off 7.45pm

Like Denmark, Sweden were promoted from League B and begin their League A campaign with games against the reigning World Champions, France, and current European Champions, Portugal. Pontus has 23 caps for his nation, three of those coming as captain.

Josh Dasilva

Kosovo Under-21 vs England Under-21: Under-21 European Championship Qualification Group C, Pristina City Stadium, Friday 4 September, kick-off 6pm

Austria Under-21 vs England Under-21: Under-21 European Championship Qualification Group C, Keine Sorgen Arena, Tuesday 8 September, kick-off 7.30pm

A maiden England Under-21 call-up is Josh’s reward for a superb first full season in senior football last campaign. The Young Lions have been perfect in qualifying so far and can all-but seal their spot in next year’s finals with a pair of victories over their closest rivals this week.

Halil Dervisoglu

Turkey Under-21 vs Andorra Under-21: Under-21 European Championship Qualification Group C, Necmi̇ Kadioğlu Sports Complex, Friday 4 September, kick-off 6.30pm

Also in Group C, Turkey will be looking to keep any slim hopes of qualifying alive with victory over Andorra. Halil is Turkey’s top scorer in qualifying with two goals from five matches. Anything less than a win on Friday and qualification will be out of the question.

Bryan Mbeumo

Georgia Under-21 vs France Under-21: Under-21 European Championship Qualification Group B, Tengiz Burjanadze Stadium, Friday 4 September, kick-off 6pm

Azerbaijan Under-21 vs France Under-21: Under-21 European Championship Qualification Group B, Kapital Bank Arena Ehtiyat Meydança, Monday 7 September, kick-off 6pm

France are looking to keep pace with Switzerland at the top of Group B after losing their top-of-the-table clash 3-1 back in November. Les Espoirs have nine points from four games and a pair of wins would open up clear water between them and third. Bryan has featured off the bench in their last two qualifiers, taking his tally of caps to five.

Mads Bech

Denmark Under-21 vs Ukraine Under-21: Under-21 European Championship Qualification Group H, Aalborg Stadium, Friday 4 September, kick-off 5pm

Northern Ireland Under-21 vs Denmark Under-21: Under-21 European Championship Qualification Group H, Ballymena Showgrounds, Tuesday 8 September, kick-off 5pm

The Danes are five points clear at the top of Group H, with five wins from five so far. Mads has earned all three of his Under-21 caps during this campaign. Another pair of wins over sides at the bottom of the group would all-but confirm Denmark’s spot in Hungary and Slovenia next summer.  

Jaakko Oksanen

Finland Under-21 vs Romania Under-21: Under-21 European Championship Qualification Group H, Veritas Stadion, Friday 4 September, kick-off 5pm

Finland Under-21 vs Ukraine Under-21: Under-21 European Championship Qualification Group H, Helsinki, Tuesday 8 September, kick-off TBC

Finland are one of the sides trying to keep up with Denmark in Group H, having taken seven points from their first five games to sit in third. They open with a game against second-placed Romania, who are three points better off than them, before hosting Ukraine. Jaakko, currently on loan at AFC Wimbledon, has played in all-but one of their games so far.

All kick-offs in UK time

Jan Zamburek was initially called up to a Czech Republic Under-20 training camp but will stay in West London to train with us ahead of Sunday’s Carabao Cup tie against Wycombe Wanderers.

Mads Roerslev joined up with the Danish Under-21s but was released from the squad last night due to an injury picked up in training.


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