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International commitments this weekend for Borges, Schär, Krohn-Dehli and Francis

01/06/2018 20:08

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This weekend 4 Deportivistas have pre-World Cup friendlies with their national teams: Celso Borges, Fabian Schär, Michael Krohn-Dehli and Fabrilista Francis Uzoho.

Ismael Diaz is also on his way to Europe with Panama, and Fede Valverde is still training in Uruguay’s training centre.

Francis will visit Wembley tomorrow for Nigeria’s second preliminary test

Nigeria have travelled to England with 24 players, including Fabril goalkeeper Francis, to face England tomorrow (5:30 pm, local time) in Wembley stadium for another friendly.

Last Monday, Deportivista Francis played his first pre-World Cup friendly with Nigeria. It was in the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt (Nigeria), against the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The Fabrilista goalkeeper played the entire game in which they drew 1-1. Francis only conceded one goal and it was because Nigeria’s rivals were given a penalty as Nigerian defender Ola Aina pushed a rival in the box.

Nigeria have another friendly scheduled on Wednesday 6 June (3 pm), against the Czech Republic at the NV Arena in St Poelten (Austria).

Nigeria’s World Cup fixtures are as follows:

Saturday 16 June
9 pm: CROATIA - NIGERIA, at the Kaliningrad stadium

Friday 22 June
6 pm: NIGERIA - ICELAND, at the Volgograd Arena

Tuesday 26 June
9 pm: NIGERIA - ARGENTINA, in St Petersburg

Krohn-Dehli will face Sweden for a friendly

Deportivista Michael Krohn-Dehli has passed Denmark’s pre-selection of 35 men and has been chosen by Norwegian coach Åge Hareide for the next cut.

Out of the initial 35, Denmark now have a 27-men squad, in which the Branquiazul midfielder is included. 23 players will be chosen to represent the Scandinavian team in Russia.

Tomorrow, the Danish team will visit Sweden for a Scandinavian derby. The match will take place at the Friends Arena in Stockholm (7:45 pm).

On 9 June (8 pm), Denmark will face Mexico at the Brøndby stadium in Brøndby (Denmark).

Denmark’s World Cup fixtures are as follows:

Saturday 16 June
7 pm: PERU - DENMARK, at the Mordovia Arena (Saransk)

Thursday 21 June
4 pm: DENMARK - AUSTRALIA, at the Samara Arena

Tuesday 26 June
5 pm: DENMARK - FRANCE, at the Luzhniky Stadium (Moscow)

Official photo and farewell in front of the fans for Costa Rica

Now that Keylor Navas has joined Costa Rica and Branquiazul midfielder, Celso Borges, the national team are finally training all together.

Costa Rica’s Federation made the most of the team being together and took the official photograph.

This Sunday 3rd of June, the Ticos will say farewell to their fans with a friendly match against Northern Ireland in San Jose.

Already in Europe, they will face England in Leeds (7 June) and Belgium in Brussels (11 June).

Costa Rica’s World Cup fixtures are as follows:

Sunday 17 June
4 pm: COSTA RICA - SERBIA at the Samara Arena

Friday 22 June
3 pm: BRAZIL - COSTA RICA, at the St Petersburg stadium

Wednesday 27 June
9 pm: SWITZERLAND - COSTA RICA, at the Nizhny Novgorod stadium

Fabian Schär against Spain in Villarreal

Fabian Schär's Switzerland is preparing for the 2018 Russia World Cup in Lugano.

This Sunday at 9 pm, the Swiss have their first preliminary friendly. It will be against Spain at the Estadio de la Ceramica in Villarreal.

Back in Lugano, Switzerland will play another friendly against Japan on Friday 8 June (7 pm).

Switzerland’s World Cup fixtures are as follows:

Sunday 17 June
9 pm: BRAZIL - SWITZERLAND at the Rostov Arena

Friday 22 June
8 pm: SERBIA - SWITZERLAND at the Kaliningrad stadium

Wednesday 27 June
9 pm: SWITZERLAND - COSTA RICA, at the Nizhny Novgorod stadium

Panama receive a talk on integrity before flying to Europe

Panama’s national team coach, Hernan Dario Gomez has confirmed that Fabrilista Imael Diaz has made it into Panama’s 23-men squad for the 2018 Russia World Cup.

On Wednesday night, Panama played in front of their fans before leaving to Europe, where they drew 0-0 against Northern Ireland at the Rommel Fernandez stadium, in which Fabrilista striker played the last 30 minutes.

Panama will travel to Europe today to face Norway in Oslo next Wednesday, for the last preparatory friendly ahead of the World Cup, at 7 pm in the Ullevaal stadium in Oslo.

Before leaving, Panama's international players received a talk about measures against discrimination, racism and match-fixing ahead of the World Cup. The talk was given by Yordis Solis, the integrity officer in Panama’s Football Federation.

Panama’s World Cup fixtures are as follows:

Monday 18 June
5 pm: BELGIUM - PANAMA, at the Fisch Stadium in Sochi

Sunday 24 June
3 pm: ENGLAND - PANAMA, in Nizhny Novgorod

Thursday 28 June
9 pm: PANAMA - TUNISIA, at the Mordovia Arena (Saransk)

Fede Valverde is training every day in Uruguay's training centre

Fede Valverde is already training on a daily basis with Uruguay in Uruguay Football Association’s training centre.

Uruguay’s World Cup fixtures are as follows:

Friday 15 June
5 pm: EGYPT - URUGUAY, at the Ekaterinburg Arena

Wednesday 20 June
6 pm: URUGUAY - SAUDI ARABIA, at the Rostov Arena

Monday 25 June
6 pm: URUGUAY - RUSSIA, at the Samara Arena

Uruguay also have a confirmed friendly on 7 June at 8 pm (local time) at the Estadio Centenario in Montevideo against Uzbekistan.

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