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INTERNATIONAL BLUEBIRDS: SEPTEMBER 2016

1 September 2016


Following an incredible summer for Welsh football, with Chris Coleman's men reaching the Semi Finals of EURO 2016 in France, it's almost time for the next campaign!

As countries around the world prepare for World Cup 2018 qualification, there are five Bluebirds in full international action this September...

FIFA WORLD CUP 2018
As the qualification campaign for Russia 2018 begins, three of Paul Trollope's squad are set to compete for two different countries in the opening round of fixtures...



WALES

Wales kick off against Moldova at 7:45pm on Monday, 5th September.

Summer arrivals in the Welsh capital, Jazz Richards and Emyr Huws, have both been selected in the squad for the match at Cardiff City Stadium. Best of luck, lads!

ICELAND

Meanwhile, Aron Gunnarsson and his Iceland teammates also returned from EURO 2016 in France as national heroes...

They will be looking to match their achievements from the summer as they go up against Ukraine in Kiev. Gunnar's men play at the same time as Wales - 7:45pm on Monday, 5th September.

AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS

Two City men are in action in qualification for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, which will take place in Bruno Manga's home country of Gabon this coming year...



GABON
Bruno Manga will travel to play Sudan in Khartoum in an AFCON qualifier on Friday, 2nd September. Gabon are then in action again four days later as they play Cameroon in a friendly match in Limbé.

BENIN
Also in AFCON action, City striker Frédéric Gounongbe has been named in Benin's squad to face Mali away in Bamako on Sunday, 4th September, kicking off at 6:30pm GMT.

UNDER 21s


Finally, City youngsters Theo Wharton and Tommy O'Sullivan have been called up to the Wales squad for two UEFA U21 Championship matches against Denmark (2nd September, 5pm) and Luxembourg (6th September, 5pm). Theo replaced Declan John in the squad after the left-back missed out through illness.

They could go up against fellow Bluebird Kenneth Zohore, who has been selected in Denmark's squad! Zohore's Denmark U21s will go on to play Romania in Aalborg on the following Tuesday 6th September.

Click here for news on our Academy internationals!

Good luck to all of our international Bluebirds during the September international break!


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