November international roll call

By SFC Media time Mon 12 Nov International
Photo by Getty Images | Mohamed Elyounoussi

The full list of Southampton players called up by their countries for the forthcoming international break is now in place.

Those involved in UEFA Nations League action will conclude their groups, with promotion and relegation up for grabs… 

Jannik Vestergaard and Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (Denmark)

The Danes face an intriguing doubleheader in the Nations League, with games against Wales and the Republic of Ireland. The trip to Cardiff is likely to decide who finishes top of the group.

Michael Obafemi (Republic of Ireland)

It's a first senior call-up for 18-year-old Obafemi, who has been named in Martin O'Neill's final 29-man squad. The Irish host Northern Ireland in a friendly in Dublin, before completing their Nations League group in Denmark, but will be without the injured Shane Long.

Steven Davis (Northern Ireland)

Davis could go head to head with his Saints teammate in the first meeting between the bordering countries since 2011. Northern Ireland must then beat Austria in Belfast to have any chance of avoiding relegation in the Nations League.

Mohamed Elyounoussi (Norway)

Group leaders Norway finish their Nations League campaign with two away games, travelling to Slovenia and Cyprus. Elyounoussi’s winner against Bulgaria in the last round of matches leaves his country with their destiny in their own hands.

Stuart Armstrong (Scotland)

The Scots face a trip to Albania, before finishing with a home game against Israel, who beat them in the reverse fixture in Haifa. Win both and Scotland could win their Nations League group to earn promotion.

Jan Bednarek (Poland)

Poland host Czech Republic in a friendly in Gdansk, before finishing their Nations League campaign with a trip to Portugal. Poland must win in Guimarães and rely on Portugal beating Italy to stay up.

Cédric (Portugal)

Portugal sit top of the group with a game in hand on their rivals. A draw against Italy in Milan will be enough to book their place in next month’s Nations League finals – if not, it will go to the final day against Poland.

Maya Yoshida (Japan)

Japan will host Venezuela at Oita Stadium, hoping to build on their 4-3 victory over Uruguay last time out, followed by another home friendly against Kyrgyzstan at Toyota Stadium. The defender is closing in on 90 caps for his country.

Mario Lemina (Gabon)

Second-placed Gabon host group leaders Mali in their penultimate Africa Cup of Nations qualifier. The Panthers will finish their campaign with an away game against Burundi in March, which is likely to decide who goes through.

Alex McCarthy (England)

One of four goalkeepers called up by Gareth Southgate, McCarthy will hope to make his England debut at Wembley – either against USA, in a friendly to celebrate Wayne Rooney’s international career, or Croatia in the Nations League.

Angus Gunn (England Under-21s)

Gunn remains a constant in the Young Lions’ squad, who safely qualified for next summer’s European Championships unbeaten. Next up is a pair of friendlies, against tournament hosts Italy, followed by Denmark, both away from home.

Jake Vokins (England Under-19s)

Vokins faces a tripleheader of qualifiers, with a place in the elite round of qualifying for the Under-19 European Championships up for grabs. England are up against Moldova, Iceland and Turkey, where all three matches will take place.

Pascal Kpohomouh (England Under-18s)

Defender Kpohomouh keeps his place for the Under-18s, who have three friendlies to look forward to against competitive opposition in Spain. England will face Netherlands, Republic of Ireland and Belgium in the space of five days.


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