International Bluebirds | October Call-Ups
This month, several Bluebirds will be heading out to represent their countries on the international stage. Here are the Cardiff City players selected for international duty during the October break...
Colwill, Harris, Moore and Vaulks receive Wales call-ups!
Rubin Colwill, Mark Harris, Kieffer Moore and Will Vaulks have all been selected to travel with the Wales international squad as their World Cup Qualifying campaign continues this month.
The Dragons will first journey to Prague to face the Czech Republic, before then travelling to Tallinn for their away fixture against Estonia, against whom they drew 0-0 at CCS last month.
Wales Fixtures: World Cup Qualifiers
Czech Republic vs. Wales, Eden Arena, Prague, 8/10/2021 (7:45pm KO)
Estonia vs. Wales, A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn, 11/10/2021 (7:45pm KO)
Two international friendlies for Bacuna
City midfielder Leandro Bacuna is to travel with the Curacaoan international side over the course of the next week, as he and his countrymen are scheduled to play in two friendlies.
A trip to the Persian Gulf is up first for Bacuna, as Curacao are set to face Bahrain on Wednesday evening. Three days later, Curacao will face New Zealand, again in Bahrain.
Bahrain vs. Curacao, Bahrain National Stadium, Riffa, 6/10/2021
Curacao vs. New Zealand, Muharraq Stadium, Arad, 9/10/2021
Collins to face Azerbaijan and Qatar
Also set to travel over the course of the next week is City striker James Collins. The Republic of Ireland international is a part of the squad travelling to Baku to play against Azerbaijan in a World Cup Qualifier, before then returning to Dublin for a friendly against Qatar.
Republic of Ireland Fixtures
Azerbaijan vs. Republic of Ireland, Baku Olympic Stadium, Baku, 9/10/2021, (5pm KO)
Republic of Ireland vs. Qatar, Aviva Stadium, Dublin, 12/10/2021, (7:45pm KO)
Brown continues World Cup Qualifier campaign with Northern Ireland
Ciaron Brown will travel with the Northern Ireland squad to Geneva during the current international break, as his countrymen continue their efforts to qualify for the World Cup by facing Switzerland.
Afterwards, a trip to Sofia is next for the Green and White Army, with the side set to face Bulgaria away from home.
Northern Ireland Fixtures
Switzerland vs. Northern Ireland, Stade de Geneve, Geneva, 9/10/2021, (7:45pm KO)
Bulgaria vs. Northern Ireland, Vasil levski National Stadium, Sofia, 12/10/2021, (7:45pm KO)
Wales U21 call-up for Bowen, Davies and Ratcliffe
Wales' U21 side will be joined by Sam Bowen, Isaak Davies and George Ratcliffe during the October international break, with Paul Bodin's side looking to extend their unbeaten run in qualifying for the UEFA U21 EURO competition.
The three Bluebirds will travel away to face both Moldova and the Netherlands to aide the Dragons, who are currently in second place on the Group E table, behind only Switzerland as it stands.
Wales U21 Fixtures
Moldova U21 vs. Wales U21, District Sport Complex, Orhei, 8/10/2021 (4pm KO)
Netherland U21 vs. Wales U21, Gofferstadion, Nijmegen, 12/10/2021 (7pm KO)
Bagan & McGuinness to represent Republic of Ireland U21
Also called up at U21 level this month are Joel Bagan and Mark McGuinness. The defensive pair are set to face Luxembourg on Friday afternoon, before then travelling to face Montenegro in their campaign to reach the UEFA U21 EURO competition in 2023.
Republic of Ireland U21 Fixtures
Republic of Ireland U21 vs. Luxembourg U21, Tallaght Stadium, Dublin, 8/10/2021 (5:15pm KO)
Montenegro U21 vs. Republic of Ireland U21, Gradski Stadion Podgorica, Podgorica, 12/10/2021 (4:30pm KO)
Davies, Hughes and Jones called up for Wales U19
Tom Davies, Caleb Hughes and Taylor Jones have all received the call to travel with Wales' U19 squad for a series of fixtures in Norway this month.
Over the course of the international break, fixtures against Georgia, Norway and Kosovo's U19 sides have been arranged, taking place around the country.
Wales U19 Fixtures
Wales U19 1-1 Georgia U19, Fram Stadion, Norway, 6/10/2021
Norway U19 vs. Wales U19, Sandefjord Arena, Norway, 9/10/2021
Kosovo U19 vs. Wales U19, Storstadion, Norway, 12/10/2021
Bluebirds join Wales training camps for international break
Several Bluebirds have been selected to join Welsh training camps across different groups during the October international break.
Cian Ashford and Morgan Wigley have both been selected to join Wales' U18 group, with Cole Fleming and Japhet Matondo linking up with the young Dragons' U17 outfit.
Meanwhile, Cardiff City FC Women player Lily Billingham has also been called up to join Wales' Women U17 squad, fresh from making her City debut earlier in the month.