14 Milan players set for international duty: Tonali, Hauge, Tătăruşanu, Dalot and Díaz to represent their countries

Hakan Çalhanoğlu during France-Turkye at Stade de France on October 14, 2019. (@imagoimages)

14 players from Pioli’s squad will be in action with their respective national teams in this upcoming break.

After beating Spezia 3-0 on Sunday and finishing the first rush of the season with 6 wins out of 6 games, it’s time for the first international break of the season.

14 Milan players will be in action for 12 different sides (11 countries). While some will have friendlies, most will be involved in the European Championship qualifiers.

All of Milan’s new summer signings have been called up for their countries, with a debut call-up for Jens Petter Hauge and a Spain U21 call-up for Brahim Díaz. Alexis Saelemaekers has also been called-up for the senior Belgium national team squad for the first time in his career and he’ll try to get some playing time.

Gianluigi Donnarumma is the only Milan player in the squad of the Azzurri, with Sandro Tonali and Matteo Gabbia called-up for the U21 side and Daniel Maldini & Lorenzo Colombo for the U20 side. Nearly the entire Rossoneri XI will be away on international duty: Ante Rebić would have been called-up as well but he’s currently recovering from his injury and there’s optimism he can return soon.

Daniel Maldini and Lorenzo Colombo were due to take part in a training camp with Italy’s U20 team, but this has now been cancelled.

The full list of called-up players and their matches with dates and times is below:

National TeamPlayer/s called-upMatches
AlgeriaIsmaël BennacerFriendly: Nigeria-Algeria
(Sankt Veit an der Glan, October 9th 2020, Jacques Lemans Arena, 20:30 CET)

Friendly: Mexico-Alegria
(The Hague, October 13th 2020, Cars Jeans Stadion, 21:00 CET)
BelgiumAlexis SaelemaekersFriendly: Belgium-Ivory Coast
(Brussels, October 8th 2020, King Baudouin Stadium, 20:45 CET)

UEFA Nations League: England-Belgium
(London, October 11th 2020, Wembley Stadium, 18:00 CET)

UEFA Nations League: Iceland-Belgium
(Reykjavik, October 14th 2020, Laugardalsvöllur, 20:45 CET)
Bosnia and HerzegovinaRade KrunićUEFA Euro 2020 qualifier: Bosnia and Herzegovina-Northen Ireland
(Zenica, October 8th 2020, Stadion Bilino Polje, 20:45 CET)

UEFA Nations League: Bosnia and Herzegovina-Netherlands
( Zenica, October 11th 2020, Stadion Bilino Polje, 18:00 CET)

UEFA Nations League: Poland-Bosnia and Herzegovina
(Wroclaw, October 14th 2020, Stadion Miejski, 20:45 CET)
DenmarkSimon KjærFriendly: Denmark-Faroe Islands
(Herning, October 7th 2020, MCH Arena, 18:00 CET)

UEFA Nations League: Iceland-Denmark
(Reykjavik, October 11th 2020, Laugardalsvöllur, 20:45 CET)

UEFA Nations League: England-Denmark
(London, October 14th 2020, Wembley Stadium, 20:45 CET)
ItalyGianluigi DonnarummaFriendly: Italy-Moldova
(Firenze, October 7th 2020, Stadio Artemio Franchi, 20:45 CET)

UEFA Nations League: Poland-Italy
(Gdansk, October 11th 2020, Gdansk Stadium, 20:45 CET)

UEFA Nations League: Italy-Netherlands
(Bergamo, October 14th 2020, Stadio di Bergamo, 20:45 CET)
Ivory CoastFranck KessiéFriendly: Belgium-Ivory Coast
(Brussels, October 8th 2020, King Baudouin Stadium, 20:45 CET)

Friendly: Japan-Ivory Coast
(Utrecht, October 13th 2020, Stadion Galgenwaard, 16:45 CET)
NorwayPetter Jens HaugeUEFA Euro 2020 qualifier: Norway-Serbia
(Oslo, October 8th 2020, Ullevaal Stadion, 20:45 CET)

UEFA Nations League: Norway-Romania
(Oslo, October 11th 2020, Ullevaal Stadion, 18:00 CET)

UEFA Nations League: Norway-Northen Ireland
(Oslo, October 14th 2020, Ullevaal Stadion , 20:45 CET)
RomaniaCiprian TătăruşanuUEFA Euro 2020 qualifier: Iceland-Romania
(Reykjavik, October 8th 2020, Laugardalsvöllur, 20:45 CET)

UEFA Nations League: Norway-Romania
(Oslo, October 11th 2020, Ullevaal Stadion, 18:00 CET)

UEFA Nations League: Romania-Austria
(Ploiesti, October 14th 2020, Stadionul Ilie Oană, 20:45 CET)
TurkeyHakan ÇalhanoğluUEFA Nations League: Russia-Turkey
(Moscow, October 11th 2020, Dynamo Central Stadium, 20:45 CET)

UEFA Nations League: Turkey-Serbia
(Istanbul, October 14th 2020, Ali Sami Yen Spor Kompleksi, 20:45 CET)
Italy U21Matteo Gabbia
Sandro Tonali
UEFA Euro U21 qualifier: Iceland U21-Italy U21
(Reykjavik, October 9th 2020, Víkingsvöllur, 17:30 CET)

UEFA Euro U21 qualifier: Italy U21-Republic of Ireland U21
(Pisa, October 13th 2020, Arena Garibaldi, 17:30 CET)
Portugal U21Rafael Leão
Diogo Dalot
UEFA Euro U21 qualifier: Portugal U21-Norway U21
(Estoril, October 9th 2020, Estádio António Coimbra da Mota, 20:30 CET)

UEFA Euro U21 qualifier: Gibraltar U21-Portugal U21
(Gibraltar, October 13th 2020, Victoria Stadium, 19:00 CET)
Spain U21Brahim DíazUEFA Euro U21 qualifier: Faroe Island U21-Spain U21
(Tórshavn, October 8th 2020, Tórsvøllur, 18:45 CET)

UEFA Euro U21 qualifier: Spain U21-Kazakhstan U21
(Alcorcón, October 13th 2020, Estadio Municipal de Santo Domingo, 18:45 CET)
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Lets hope they all have a great matches in their respective national sides and return super healthy without any injuries!

So what do you all think about the Inter match? we dont have much time for preparation – only two days after the international duties. Win or Draw?


If we recover Ibra and Romagnoli we won’t lose, it will be a tough game in which we need experience and fresh players. I hope for a win, but it will be hard


I don’t know if we’d win, but we won’t loose

Coach Seedorf

Its a win for us my man. We will teach Inter some lesson this season.

Elliot azzuri

We are the underdogs; and away( doesn’t really matter do) inter have a better chance, but this is football and we are the roseneri, i believe


I feel that if we play our game, then we will win. Milan is really strong this year. I am looking forward to this derby.


nations league a.k.a. glorified friendlies is the most useless invention of uefa since that ridiculous 2 group stages of ucl 1999/00 or fifa’s confederation cup. a mere quick cash grab at the expense of players’ fitness. i hope none of milan players, including donna the repent, will play full 90 mins in each match because the last thing milan need is another injured player(s). milan need to win vs current most balanced team of serie a inter to boost their morale. losing the derby would mess up players mentality, just like during rino’s reign. if it wasnt for that derby… Read more »