Five Dépor players and two Fabrilistas are with their national teams from today

06/11/2017 18:52

Five Deportivo players (Borges, Andone, Pantilimon, Valverde and Schär) and two Fabrilistas (Ismael Díaz and Francis) will join their national team today.

Schär, with Switzerland will fight for a place in the World Cup against Northern Ireland

Deportivista Fabian Schär and his national team, Switzerland, will face Northern Ireland this month in the play-offs for a place in the 2018 Russia World Cup.

The first leg will take place on Thursday 9 November at Windsor Park, Belfast (Northern Ireland, 7:45 pm local time), and the second leg will be on Sunday 12 November (6 pm) at the St Jakob Park in Basel (Switzerland).

The Branquiazul defender was a regular in every match of the group stage, where Switzerland came second, with the same points (27) as Portugal who were first and qualified thanks to a better goal difference.

Romania have selected Andone and Pantilimon

Branquiazul players Florin Andone and Costel Pantilimon have been pre-selected by Romania for two friendly matches in November.

The encounters will take place in Cluj, Turkey, on 9 November, and in Bucharest against Holland, on Tuesday 14 November.

Romania are out of the 2018 Russia World Cup as they finished fourth behind Poland, Denmark and Montenegro.

Nigeria call Francis Uzoho for the first time

Francis Uzoho, the young goalkeeper who debuted recently in an official match wearing RC Deportivo’s shirt, has been called for the first time by Nigeria, for the last 2018 World Cup qualifying match.

The Nigerian Federation has called Francis for the matches against Algeria and Argentina on 10 and 14 November.

Nigeria, who have already qualified for the World Cup, will close the qualifying round against Algeria at the Chahid Hamlaoui Stadium in Constantine (Algeria), on Friday 10 November. On Tuesday 14 November they will play a friendly against Argentina at the Krasnodar Stadium in Krasnodar (Russia).

Fabrilista, Ismael Díaz, has been called to play for Panama

Hernán Darío Gómez, Panama’s coach, has called Fabril player, Ismael Díaz to play two matches in preparation of the 2018 Russia World Cup.

Thus, on Thursday, Panama will face Iran at the UPC-Arena de Graz in Austria (7:30 pm).

On Tuesday 14, Panama will visit Wales at Cardiff’s City Stadium (7:45 pm, local time).

Spain will be one of Celso Borges’ rivals

Celso Borges and his national team, Costa Rica, who have also qualified for the World Cup, will play two friendlies in Europe.

The first friendly will be against Spain on Saturday 11 November, at Malaga’s Estadio de La Rosaleda.

And on Tuesday 14 November, the Ticos will visit Hungary in Budapest (8:15, local time).

Two friendlies for Fede Valverde and Uruguay in Europe

Just like Celso Borges, Fede Valverde will not have to travel far during the international break, as Uruguay, who has already qualified for the World Cup, will play both friendly matches in Europe.

The first will be against Poland in Gdansk, on Friday 10 November (8:45 pm), and the second against Austria, at the Ernst Happel Stadion in Vienna, on Tuesday 14 November (8:45 pm).