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Fabian Schär has two official fixtures with Switzerland

29/09/2017 20:31

Switzerland and Deportivista Fabian Schär, have two official games in October to qualify for the 2018 Russia World Cup.

On Saturday 7 October, Switzerland will host Hungary, at 8:45 pm at the St Jacob-Park stadium in Basel.

On Tuesday 10 October, Switzerland will visit Portugal, at 7:45 pm (local time), at the Estadio da Luz in Lisbon.

Switzerland are current Group B leaders with 24 out of 24 points. They are followed by Portugal who are 3 points behind.

Schär will join his national team after Deportivo play the 7th fixture of LaLiga Santander tomorrow, against Getafe, at the Estadio ABANCA-RIAZOR.

Tytoń called to play for Poland

Deportivista goalkeeper, Przemysław Tytoń, has been called to play by his national team, Poland, for their next official matches to qualify for the 2018 Russia World Cup.

On Thursday 5 October, Poland will visit Germany at the Republican Stadium in Erevan, at 8 pm (local time).

On Sunday 8 October, the Polish side will play their last group match by hosting Montenegro at Warsaw's National Stadium, at 6 pm.

Poland are current Group E leaders with 19 points, followed by Montenegro and Denmark (both with 16 points), hence they are a step away from holding the first spot and going to Russia. If they were to drop to second place, Poland would most probably compete in one of the four play-offs to go to the World Cup.

Tytoń, who was called to play alongside three other keepers for Poland’s last two matches, will have to join his national team in Warsaw, on Monday 2 October, at 7:30 pm.

Crucial matches for Celso Borges with Costa Rica

Celso Borges, one of Deportivo’s captains and one of Costa Rica’s regulars, will play with his national team to qualify for the 2018 Russia World Cup.

On Friday 6 October, Costa Rica will receive Honduras at the Estadio Nacional in San José, (8 pm local time, early hours of the morning in Spain).

And on Tuesday 10 October, Costa Rica will visit Panama (7 pm local time, early hours of the morning in Spain) at the Estadio Rommel Fernández in Panama City.

Costa Rica are second with 15 points in the CONCACAF standings, behind Mexico who have 18 points and have already qualified for the World Cup. Panama are third with 10 points, and USA fourth, with 9 points. The first three will get to go to Russia and the fourth will have to play a double leg play-off against the fifth-ranked Asian team; whoever wins this match will also get to go to the World Cup.

Celso Borges will join his national team on Sunday 1 October.

Andone and Pantilimon called to play for Romania

Florin Andone and Costel Pantilimon have been called to play for Romania’s national team for two official games, to qualify for the 2018 Russia World Cup.

Thus, on Thursday 5 October, Romania will host Kazakhstan (9:45 pm, local time) at the Ilie Oanâ stadium in Ploiesti,

And on Sunday 8 October, they will visit Denmark (6 pm, local time) at the Telia Parken stadium in Copenhagen.

Both Dépor players will join their national team on Sunday 1 October.

Romania are fourth in Group E with 9 points. Poland are the current leaders with 19 points, followed by Montenegro and Denmark (both with 16 points), hence Romania can no longer qualify for the World Cup.

Bakkali has been pre-selected by Belgium’s U21s

Zakaria Bakkali has been pre-selected for Belgium’s U21s to play two official matches in the next league break for international games.

On Friday 6 October, Belgium will receive Sweden, and on Tuesday 10 October, they will visit Cyprus. Both matches are to qualify for the U21 European Championship.

The Belgian Football Federation will publish the final list of players in the next few days. If Bakkali is selected, he will have to join his national team on Tuesday 3 October.

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