Krohn-Dehli makes it into Denmark’s squad

28/05/2018 12:37

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.

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)

Denmark will also play two friendlies on Monday 2 June against Sweden at the Friends Arena in Stockholm (7:45 pm), and on Monday 9 June against Mexico at the Brondby Stadium in Brondby, Denmark (8 pm).

First friendly for Francis with Nigeria this afternoon, against Democratic Republic of Congo

Today (6 pm), Deportivista Francis will dispute his first pre-World Cup friendly with Nigeria. It will be in the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt (Nigeria), against the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Nigeria will also play 2 other friendlies: on Saturday 2 June against England in London, and on Wednesday 6 June in Austria against the Czech Republic.

Nigeria coach, Gernot Rohr, has picked 30 players of which he will finally choose 23.

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

Fabian Schär joined the Swiss national team yesterday

The Swiss Football Association informed RC Deportivo last Thursday that Fabian Schär has been called to play in the 2018 Russia World Cup.

The Deportivista defender joined the team in Lugano yesterday.

It was a known secret that he would get called, as Schär was a regular starter for Switzerland in every qualifier and friendly this past year.

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

Switzerland will also play two friendlies: Sunday 3 June at the Madrigal in Villarreal (9 pm) against Spain, and on Friday 8 June in Lugano (7 pm) against Japan.

Ismael Diaz will play with Panama against Northern Ireland tomorrow

Fabrilista Ismael Diaz joins Panama’s 25-man squad for this Tuesday’s friendly (8 pm, Local time), against Northern Ireland at the Rommel Fernandez stadium in the City of Panama.

At the end of May, Panama’s Colombian coach, Hernan Dario Gomez, will publish the final list of 23 players.

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.

Celso Borges in Costa Rica

Costa Rica Football Federation have confirmed that Celso Borges, who has been training with the national team, will form part of the squad that will go to Russia.

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

Before the 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).