Dimitrios Goutas

International Bluebirds | November Call-Ups

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We have plenty of international call-ups this month, including a possible debut for one midfield man...
Manolis Siopis
Siopis and Goutas selected by Greece

Bluebirds duo Manolis Siopis and Dimitrios Goutas have been selected by Greece ahead of their final UEFA EURO 2024 qualification match.

Greece firstly face New Zealand in a friendly match, with the All Whites travelling to Athens to take on Gus Poyet's side.

The Galanolefki then meet France in a crucial EURO 2024 qualifying tie, knowing that to ensure automatic qualification they must pick up three points and hope the Netherlands slip up in their two fixtures.

Greece Fixtures: International Friendly & UEFA EURO 2024 Qualifying

Greece vs. New Zealand, Georgis Kamaras Stadium, Athens, 17/11/2023 (5pm KO)

Greece vs. France, Stadium OPAP Arena, Athens, 21/11/2023 (7:45pm KO)

Callum Robinson
Robinson ready for Republic of Ireland action

With a goal and an assist in our clash against Norwich City, Callum Robinson heads off for international duty with the Republic of Ireland in fine form.

The attacker scored for the Green Army on his return to the squad in the last international window, netting the final goal in a 0-4 victory over Gibraltar. 

Robbo's City teammates in the Greece squad will be hoping for a favour from the Republic of Ireland this month, as they take on Greece's rivals for qualification, the Netherlands. Similarly to Sio and Dimi, Robinson's side will also face New Zealand in a friendly fixture.

Republic of Ireland Fixtures: UEFA EURO 2024 Qualifying & International Friendly

Holland vs. Republic of Ireland, Johan Cruyff Arena, Amsterdam, 18/11/2023 (7:45pm KO)

Republic of Ireland vs. New Zealand, Aviva Stadium, Dublin, 21/11/2023 (7:45pm KO)

Alex Rúnarsson
EURO action for Alex and Iceland

Goalkeeper Alex Rúnarsson has been included by Iceland for their final UEFA EURO 2024 qualifying fixtures.

Automatic qualification for the tournament in Germany is unlikely but not impossible for Iceland, who must win both of their November matches for a chance to make the top two.

Rúnarsson and his teammates must defeat Slovakia in their first fixture before facing a Portugal side that tops Group J, and need to come away with six points in total, hoping that Slovakia suffer defeat in their match against Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Luxembourg are also seeking automatic qualification in Group J, and could make Iceland's results meaningless if they can beat both Bosnia-Herzegovina and Liechtenstein.

Iceland Fixtures: UEFA EURO 2024 Qualifying

Slovakia vs. Iceland, Stadion Tehelné pole, Bratislava, 16/11/2023 (7:45pm KO)

Portugal vs. Iceland, Estádio José Alvalade, Lisbon, 19/11/2023 (7:45pm KO)

Jamilu Collins in action for Nigeria
Collins returns to Super Eagles squad

Having missed the previous set of international fixtures due to injury, Jamilu Collins has been named in the Nigeria squad for their upcoming matches.

Having successfully secured qualification for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, taking place in January 2024, the Super Eagles now begin their quest to reach the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

Collins and Nigeria will compete against Lesotho and Zimbabwe in their opening fixtures of Group C.

Nigeria Fixtures: World Cup Qualification CAF Group C

Nigeria vs. Lesotho, Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo, 16/11/2023 (4pm KO)

Zimbabwe vs. Nigeria, Stade Huye, Rwanda, 19/11/2023 (1pm KO)

Ebou Adams in action for Gambia
Adams begins World Cup qualifiers

Ebou Adams will be hoping to help Gambia reach the 2026 FIFA World Cup in North America, kicking off their qualification campaign this month.

The Scorpions are in Group F, and will take on Burundi and the Ivory Coast in their opening two matches of the group.

Adams and Gambia will be heading to the Ivory Coast in January, as they also recently qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations.

Gambia Fixtures: World Cup Qualification CAF Group F

Burundi vs. Gambia, Benjamin Mkapa National Stadium, Tanzania, 16/11/2023 (1pm KO)

Gambia vs. Ivory Coast, Benjamin Mkapa National Stadium, Tanzania, 20/11/2023 (4pm KO)

Andy Rinomhota
Rinomhota receives Zimbabwe call-up

City midfielder Andy Rinomhota has been selected for international action by Zimbabwe for the first time in his career.

The 26-year-old was born in Leeds but qualifies to play for Zimbabwe through his father, and has been named in their squad for upcoming matches against Rwanda and Nigeria.

Andy could face off against Bluebirds teammate Jamilu Collins in the second match of the window, with both of Zimbabwe's fixtures being played in Rwanda.

Zimbabwe Fixtures: World Cup Qualification CAF Group C

Rwanda vs. Zimbabwe, Stade Huye, Rwanda, 15/11/2023 (1pm KO)

Zimbabwe vs. Nigeria, Stade Huye, Rwanda, 19/11/2023 (1pm KO)

Romaine Sawyers in action for St Kitts and Nevis
Sawyers faces CONCACAF Nations League tests

Romaine Sawyers and St. Kitts & Nevis contest their final fixtures of the CONCACAF Nations League this month.

Currently sitting in third position in Group 1 of League B, the Sugar Boyz are up against Saint Lucia and Guadeloupe, the sides occupying second and first place respectively.

St. Kitts & Nevis Fixtures: CONCACAF Nations League B

St. Kitts & Nevis vs. Saint Lucia, St Peter's Community Centre, St.Kitts, 16/11/2023

Guadeloupe vs. St. Kitts & Nevis, Stade Valette, Guadeloupe, 19/11/2023

Rubin Colwill
Young Bluebirds selected for Wales

Several Bluebirds have been selected to represent Wales’ age-grade sides this month.

At U21 level, Rubin ColwillCian Ashford, Eli King and Tom Davies have been called-up for Wales' 2025 UEFA European U21 Championship qualifiers against Iceland and Denmark.

The Young Dragons are going well in the early stages of qualification, and, with both matches being played at Newport's Rodney Parade, will be hoping to add more points to their tally on home turf.

Ronan Kpakio and Jac Thomas have been named in Wales' U17 squad for their U17 EURO Qualifying matches against Belgium (18/11) and Gibraltar (21/11).

Wales U21 Fixtures:

Wales U21 vs. Iceland U21, Rodney Parade, Newport, 16/11/2023 (6pm KO)

Wales U21 vs. Denmark U21, Rodney Parade, Newport, 20/11/2023 (6pm KO)