13 players from Gattuso’s squad will be in action with their respective national teams in this upcoming break.
After playing their first two matches of the season, losing 3-2 to Napoli and winning 2-1 against Roma, Gennaro Gattuso will have some time for reflection as it’s now the first seasonal international break.
13 Milan players will be in action for 9 different sides (7 countries). While some will have friendlies, most will be involved in the UEFA Nations League.
Patrick Cutrone and Davide Calabria are only included in the U21 squad, but there are four Red and Black players in the squad of Azzurri coach Roberto Mancini for matches against Poland and England: Gigio Donnarumma, captain Alessio Romagnoli, summer signing Mattia Caldara and Giacomo Bonaventura.
Suso has been included in Luis Enrique’s squad for the UEFA Nations League games with England and Croatia, while Hakan Çalhanoğlu and Ricardo Rodriguez will also take part in the competition, with Turkey and Switzerland. Franck Kessie will play an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier with Côte d’Ivoire, while Diego Laxalt will be involved in two friendly matches in the United States with Uruguay.
The full list of called-up players and their matches with dates and times is below:
|National Team||Player/s called-up||Matches|
|UEFA Nations League: Italy-Poland|
(Stadio Renato Dall'Ara, Bologna, September 7th 2018, 20:45 CEST)
UEFA Nations League: Portugal-Italy
(Estádio da Luz, Lisbon, September 10th 2018, 20:45 CEST)
|Spain||Suso||UEFA Nations League: England-Spain|
(Wembley Stadium, London, September 8th 2018, 20:45 CEST)
UEFA Nations League: Spain-Croatia
(Estadio Manuel Martínez Valero, Elche, September 11th 2018, 20:45 CEST)
|Turkey||Hakan Çalhanoğlu||UEFA Nations League: Turkey-Russia|
(Senol Gunes Spor Kompleksi Yeni Stadyum, Trabzon, September 7th 2018, 20:45 CEST)
UEFA Nations League: Sweden-Turkey
(Friends Arena, Solna, September 10th 2018, 20:45 CEST)
|Switzerland||Ricardo Rodriguez||UEFA Nations League: Switzerland-Iceland|
(Kybunpark St. Gallen, St Gallen, September 8th 2018, 18:00 CEST)
UEFA Nations League: Belguim-Switzerland
(King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels, September 11th 2018, 20:45 CEST)
|Côte d’Ivoire||Franck Kessié||Africa Cup of Nations qualifier: Rwanda-Côte d’Ivoire|
(Stade Régional de Nyamirambo, Kigali, September 9th 2018, 15:30 CEST)
|Uruguay||Diego Laxalt||Friendly: Mexico-Uruguay|
(NRG Stadium, Houston, September 8th 2018, 04:00 CEST)
Friendly: United States-Uruguay
(Nissan Stadium, Nashville, September 12th 2018, 02:30 CEST)
|Croatia U21||Alen Halilović||2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifier: Belarus U21-Croatia U21|
(Neman Stadium, Grodno, September 10th 2018, 18:00 CEST)
|Italy U21||Davide Calabria|
|Friendly: Slovakia U21-Italy U21|
(MOL Aréna, Dunajská Streda, September 6th 2018, 18:30 CEST)
Friendly: Italy U21-Albania U21
(Sardegna Arena, Cagliari, September 11th 2018, 18:30 CEST)
|Italy U20||Alessandro Plizzari||8 Nations Tournament: Poland U20-Italy U20|
(Stadion Miejski, Lodz, September 6th 2018, 19:00 CEST)