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International Preview: A round-up of the upcoming action for our players

The details on who could be in international action

27 May 2021

There is upcoming international action for 18 of our players across the First Team and B Team following their call-ups.

The first action of the international period could come this evening for Halil Dervişoğlu after he joined up with the Turkey senior team for the first time. The youngster has been on loan with Galatasaray in recent months and makes up part of a 30-man squad. The side tale on Azerbaijan tonight ahead of matches with Guinea and Moldova. All nations will name 26-player squads for the European Championships at the start of June.

As for Pontus Jansson and Sweden, the side will play two warm up matches against Finland and then Armenia on 5 June ahead of their Euro 2020 campaign. The match with Finland is the same day as the Championship Play-Off Final, therefore the Club captain will join up with the side following the conclusion of the Play-Offs.

Christian Nørgaard and Mathias Jensen have been included in the final 26-man Denmark squad for this summer's tournament. The side are in Group B alongside Finland, Belgium, and Russia. As one of the host nations, The Danes will play all their games on home soil at the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen. They begin on Saturday 12 June against Marcus Forss' Finland, kick-off 5pm, before playing Belgium in their second game five days later, also a 5pm kick-off.

Marcus Forss will make up part of Finland's 26-man squad for a training camp ahead of the European Championships. Markku Kanerva's side travel to Stockholm for a game against Sweden on 29 May, with the final squad for Euro 2020 confirmed on 1 June. Likewise with Pontus, Marcus will miss that fixture, but the side will also take on Estonia on 4 June prior to Euro 2020 with the final squad for Euro 2020 confirmed on 1 June.

Ethan Pinnock will head out to Japan to play against them on 3 June before playing Serbia and then the Japan U23 side. Jamaica are also preparing for the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup, the biennial international men's football championship organized by North America, Central American and Caribbean's football ruling body CONCACAF. That tournament takes place in July in USA.

Tariqe Fosu will join up with Ghana for two international friendlies. They will take on Morocco on 8 June and Ivory Coast on 12 June before their qualification process begins for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in September.

As for Vitaly Janelt, he has been named in the Germany Under-21 squad for the knockout stages of this summer's European Championship. Vitaly will make up the 23-man squad for the Championships, which begin on Monday against Denmark.

Mads Bech and Mads Roerslev have been named in the Denmark squad for their Under-21 European Championship Quarter-Final against Germany. Both players were key parts of Denmark's perfect group stage campaign back in March. Mads Bech started all three games, scoring against Iceland on matchday two, while Mads Roerslev came off the bench for their opening day win over France before also starting against Iceland.

Saman Ghoddos is another First Team player to earn a call-up as he will join up with Iran for their four 2022 World Cup Qualifiers in June. The side will pick up their Second Round Group C campaign in June after an 18-month break. They currently sit in third place, having taken six points from four games, with only the eight group winners and four best second-placed teams going through to the Third Round. All of the matches will be played in Bahrain where they will play against Hong Kong, Bahrain, Cambodia and Iraq.

Patrik Gunnarsson could also be in action for Iceland as they play three friendly matches. They will take on Mexico in Dallas, though Patrik will not feature due to Club commitments, but he will be available for matches against the Faroes Islands and Poland.

As for Brentford B, a trio were called up to the Wales Under-21 squad ahead of an Under-21 2023 European Championship Qualifier against Moldova at home. Fin Stevens, Nathan Shepperd and Joe Adams make up the three and they will be looking to build on previous minutes for the side as they faced the Republic of Ireland back in March.

Mads Bidstrup has been named in the Danish Under-20 squad ahead of a trip to Marbella where they will play two friendly matches. They'll take on the Republic of Ireland before facing off against Argentina in early June. Alex Gilbert will also be in Marbella as part of the Ireland squad as they take on The Danes, as well as Switzerland and Australia.

Jaakko Oksanen will also get some international action as he joins up with Finland Under-21s ahead of warm-up matches for their European Championship Qualifiers in the autumn. Finland will face Sweden away from home on 3 June before facing off against Slovakia five days later.


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