International Bluebirds: City's September Call-Ups
Following a busy start to the season for the Bluebirds, the September international break has arrived.
For many City players the break will offer a respite as they prepare to continue playing Championship football on Friday, September 13th against Derby County at Pride Park.
However, several Cardiff City squad members will head out to play on the international stage this week, having been called up by their respective countries for a number of competitive and friendly international fixtures...
Having made five appearances so far in the 2019/20 season, Leandro Bacuna will travel to play for Curaçao as they are set to play Haiti twice in the international break as a part of the CONCACAF Nations League. Curaçao, who won the 2019 King's Cup in Thailand in June, are in Group D in the top division of the Nations League, and will be named in the final four teams in the tournament if they come out at the top of their group, following fixtures against Haiti and Costa Rica.
Curaçao vs. Haiti, Ergilio Hato Stadium, Sat 7th September
Haiti vs. Curaçao, Stade Sylvio Cator, Tue 10th September
Also competing in the CONCACAF Nations League will be City winger Junior Hoilett, who has made 24 appearances for the Canucks since his first match for his country in 2015. Playing in the same group as the USA and Cuba, Hoilett will be a part of the squad heading out to play Cuba twice during the international break, hoping to continue the side's good form.
Canada vs. Cuba, BMO Field, Sat 7th September
Cuba vs. Canada, Truman Bodden Sports Complex, Tue 10th September
Having made three appearances for Wales since his debut against Trinidad & Tobago in March, Will Vaulks has once again been called up by Ryan Giggs for September's Euro 2020 qualifier match, including Wales' match against Azerbaijan at CCS on Friday, September 6th. Wales will then play against Belarus for a friendly match on the following Monday.
Wales vs. Azerbaijan, Cardiff City Stadium, Fri 6th September
Wales vs. Belarus, Cardiff City Stadium, Mon 9th September
Following five league appearances so far this season for City, Gavin Whyte will travel to Belfast during the international break for two Northern Ireland fixtures. Having earned five caps for his country since his debut in 2018, the winger will be in the squad that faces Luxembourg in a friendly and Germany in a Euro qualifier at home.
Northern Ireland vs. Luxembourg, National Stadium, Thu 5th September
Northern Ireland vs. Germany, National Stadium, Mon 9th September
The Bluebirds also have three players representing Wales' U19 side in upcoming fixtures, as Isaak Davies and Keenan Patten travel to Denmark with the young squad. Daniel Griffiths, who is currently on loan at Penybont, was called up to play but has been withdrawn due to injury.
Wales' U19 side will play in and international friendly in Copenhagen against their Danish counterparts.
Wales U19 vs. Denmark U19, Naksskov Stadium, Fri 6th September
Wales' U21 side have two UEFA U21 Championship Qualifier matches organised during the international break, as they look to face Belgium and Germany at home.
Two City players have been called up to play, as Cameron Coxe and George Ratcliffe (currently on loan at Barry Town) head to Wrexham for two matches at the Racecourse.
Wales U21 vs. Belgium U21, Racecourse Ground, Fri 6th September
Wales U21 vs. Germany U21, Racecourse Ground, Tue 10th September