10 players from Gattuso’s squad will be in action with their respective national teams in this upcoming break.
After playing 7 games in three weeks, winning four of them and drawing three, Gennaro Gattuso and some of his players will have time to catch their breath.
10 Milan players will be in action for 9 different sides (7 countries). There will be UEFA Nations League games as well as friendlies and a few qualifiers.
Alessio Romagnoli and Patrick Cutrone were originally in the Italy squad for the friendly against Ukraine and the UEFA Nations League game against Poland but they had to leave the training camp due to their physical condition. This leaves only Gigio Donnarumma and Jack Bonaventura in Roberto Mancini’s Azzurri squad.
Suso has been included in Luis Enrique’s squad again and he will look to get playing time when Spain take on Wales and England. Ricardo Rodriguez has games with Belgium and Iceland, representing Switzerland. Hakan Çalhanoğlu and Turkey face Bosnia and Herzegovina and Russia. Franck Kessié plays Central African Republic twice, while Diego Laxalt faces Korea Republic and Japan in friendlies.
The full list of called-up players and their matches with dates and times is below:
|National Team||Player/s called-up||Matches|
(Stadio Luigi Ferraris, Genova, October 10th 2018, 20:45 CEST)
UEFA Nations League: Poland-Italy
(Silesian Stadium, Chorzów, October 14th 2018, 20:45 CEST)
(Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, October 11th 2018, 20:45 CEST)
UEFA Nations League: Spain-England
(Estadio Benito Villamarín, Seville, October 15th 2018, 20:45 CEST)
|Uruguay||Diego Laxalt||Friendly: Korea Republic-Uruguay|
(Seoul World Cup Stadium, Seoul, October 12th 2018, 13:00 CEST)
(Saitama Stadium 2002, Saitama, October 16th 2018, 12:35 CEST)
|Côte d’Ivoire||Franck Kessié||Africa Cup of Nations qualifier: Côte d’Ivoire-Central African Republic |
(Stade Bouaké, Bouaké, October 12th 2018, 19:00 CEST)
Africa Cup of Nations qualifier: Central African Republic-Côte d’Ivoire
(Barthélemy Boganda Stadium, Bangui, October 16th 2018, 16:00 CEST)
|Switzerland||Ricardo Rodríguez||UEFA Nations League: Belguim-Switzerland|
(King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels, October 12th 2018, 20:45 CEST)
UEFA Nations League: Iceland-Switzerland
(Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavik, October 15th 2018, 20:45 CEST)
|Turkey||Hakan Çalhanoğlu||Friendly: Turkey-Bosnia and Herzegovina|
(Yeni Rize Şehir Stadium, Rize, October 11th 2018, 19:30 CEST)
UEFA Nations League: Russia-Turkey
(Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi, October 14th 2018, 18:00 CEST)
|Italy U21||Davide Calabria||Friendly: Italy U21-Belgium U21|
(Stadio Friuli, Udine, October 11th 2018, 18:30 CEST)
Friendly: Italy U21-Tunisia U21
(Stadio Romeo Menti, Vicenza, October 15th 2018, 18:30 CEST)
|Croatia U21||Alen Halilović||UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifier: Croatia U21-Greece U21|
(Stadion Aldo Drosina, Pula, October 12th 2018, 18:00 CEST)
UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifier: San Marino U21-Croatia U21
(San Marino Stadium, Serravalle, October 15th 2018, 18:30 CEST)
|Italy U20||Alessandro Plizzari||8 Nations Tournament: England U20-Italy U20|
(Mill Farm Stadium, Borough of Fylde, October 11th 2018, 20:00 CEST)
8 Nations Tournament: Italy U20-Portugal U20
(Stadio Ezio Scida, Crotone, October 16th 2018, 18:00 CEST)