15 Milan players set for international duty: Ibra and Sweden to face Brahim’s Spain, Theo’s France face Finland

Theo Hernández during Belgium-France at Allianz Stadium on October 7, 2021. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

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

After 10 wins and 2 draws in Serie A, including an intense 1-1 at the Derby della Madonnina on Sunday, it’s time for the 3rd international break of the season.

15 Milan players will be in action for 14 different sides (10 countries). All players will be involved in high-stake matches.

Everyone will be involved in 2022 World Cup Qualifiers. Zlatan Ibrahimović has been called-up by Sweden and he is going to play Georgia and Spain of Brahim Díaz, who’ll be looking to get some minutes with the senior squad.

Simon Kjær will Captain Denmark against Faroe Islands and Scotland, while Theo Hernández and France will be involved in matches with Kazakhstan and then Finland. Rafael Leão and Portugal face Republic of Ireland and Serbia, while Alexis Saelemaekers’ Belgium play Estonia and Wales.

Davide Calabria and Sandro Tonali have been called up by Italy, along with loanee Tommaso Pobega. Rade Krunić is called up for Bosnia; Fodé Ballo-Touré, Ismaël Bennacer and Franck Kessié will also be away on duty. Pierre Kalulu and Daniel Maldini are with the France U21 and Italy U20 sides. Pietro Pellegri and loanee Lorenzo Colombo have been called-up by Italy U21.

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

National TeamPlayer/s called-upMatches
AlgeriaIsmaël Bennacer2022 World Cup Qualifier: Djibouti-Algeria
(Cairo, November 12th 2021, Cairo International Stadium, 14:00 CET)

2022 World Cup Qualifier: Algeria-Burkina Faso
(Blida, November 16th 2021, Stade Mustapha Tchaker, 17:00 CET)
BelgiumAlexis Saelemaekers2022 World Cup Qualifier: Belgium-Estonia
(Brussels, November 13th 2021, King Baudouin Stadium, 20:45 CET)

2022 World Cup Qualifier: Wales-Belgium
(Cardiff, November 16th 2021, Cardiff City Stadium, 20:45 CET)
Bosnia and HerzegovinaRade Krunić2022 World Cup Qualifier: Bosnia and Herzegovina-Finland
(Zenica, November 13th 2021, Bilino Polje Stadium, 15:00 CET)

2022 World Cup Qualifier: Bosnia and Herzegovina-Ukraine
(Zenica, November 16th 2021, Bilino Polje Stadium, 20:45 CET)
DenmarkSimon Kjær2022 World Cup Qualifier: Denmark-Faroe Islands
(Copenhagen, November 12th 2021, Parken, 20:45 CET)

2022 World Cup Qualifier: Scotland-Denmark
(Glasgow, November 15th 2021, Hampden Park, 20:45 CET)
FranceTheo Hernández2022 World Cup Qualifier: France-Kazakhstan
(Paris, November 13th 2021, Parc des Princes, 20:45 CET)

2022 World Cup Qualifier: Finland-France
(Helsinki, November 16th 2021, Helsinki Olympic Stadium, 20:45 CET)
ItalyDavide Calabria
Sandro Tonali
2022 World Cup Qualifier: Italy-Switzerland
(Rome, November 12th 2021, Stadio Olimpico, 20:45 CET)

2022 World Cup Qualifier: Northern Ireland-Italy
(Belfast, November 15th 2021, National Football Stadium at Windsor Park, 20:45 CET)
Ivory CoastFranck Kessié2022 World Cup Qualifier: Ivory Coast-Mozambique
(Benin, November 13th 2021, Stade de l'Amitie, 20:00 CET)

2022 World Cup Qualifier: Cameroon-Ivory Coast
(Limbe, November 16th 2021, Limbe Omnisport Stadium, 20:00 CET)
PortugalRafael Leão2022 World Cup Qualifier: Republic of Ireland-Portugal
(Dublin, November 11th 2021, Aviva Stadium, 20:45 CET)

2022 World Cup Qualifier: Portugal-Serbia
(Lisbon, November 14th 2021, Estádio do SL Benfica, 20:45 CET)
SenegalFodé Ballo-Touré2022 World Cup Qualifier: Togo-Senegal
(Lomé, November 11th 2021, Stade de Kégué, 20:00 CET)

2022 World Cup Qualifier: Senegal-Congo
(Thiès, November 14th 2021, Stade Lat-Dior, 20:00 CET)
SwedenZlatan Ibrahimović2022 World Cup Qualifier: Georgia-Sweden
(Batumi, November 11th 2021, Batumi Arena, 18:00 CET)

2022 World Cup Qualifier: Spain-Sweden
(Seville, November 14th 2021, Estadio La Cartuja de Sevilla, 20:45 CET)
SpainBrahim Díaz2022 World Cup Qualifier: Greece-Spain
(Athens, November 11th 2021, Olympic Stadium Athens, 20:45 CET)

2022 World Cup Qualifier: Spain-Sweden
(Seville, November 14th 2021, Estadio La Cartuja de Sevilla, 20:45 CET)
France U21Pierre Kalulu2023 Euro U21 Qualifier: France U21-Armenia U21
(Grenoble, November 11th 2021, Stade des Alpes, 20:45 CET)

2023 Euro U21 Qualifier: North Macedonia U21-France U21
(Skopje, November 16th 2021, Toše Proeski Arena, 19:30 CET)
Italy U21Pietro PellegriFriendly: Italy U21-Romania U21
(Frosinone, November 16th 2021, Stadio Benito Stirpe, 17:30 CET)
Italy U20Daniel MaldiniU20 European Elite League: Italy U20-Czech Republic U20
(Pesaro, November 11th 2021, Stadio Tonino Benelli, 14:40 CET)

U20 European Elite League: Italy U20-Romania U20
(Sassuolo, November 1th 2021, Stadio Enzo Ricci, 14:40 CET)
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