Eight Girondins get international call-ups!
Eight of our players will be in international action
PROS / SéLECTION - Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 16:40
Seven first-team players and one of the Academy boys will be away on international action next week.
Benoît Costil – France – Friendly
Our first-team keeper has been called up to the France squad, one of three keepers selected by Didier Deschamps for next weeks friendly matches. Les Bleus will take on Wales at the Stade de France on 10th November, before travelling to Cologne to face Germany on the 14th.
Lukas Lerager - Denmark – FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifying Play-Off
Having already featured in the group stage, the midfielder has again been called up by Denmark boss Age Hareide. Denmark take on the Republic of Ireland in the qualifying play-off for the FIFA 2018 World Cup in Russia. The first leg will be played in Copenhagen on 11th November, with the return leg in Dublin three days later (14th November).
Milan Gajic and Vukasin Jovanovic – Serbia – UEFA U21 Qualifier
The two young defenders have once again been called up to the Serbia U21 squad, as they seek to qualify for the U21 Euros. On 10th November they will face Austria in Vienna, before another away game against Armenia, in Erevan on 14th November.
Youssouf Sabaly – Senegal – FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifying Play-Off
Youssouf will be back with the Lions for two games against South Africa. The first is a rescheduled qualifier, to be played in Polokwane. They will then welcome the Bafana Bafana to Dakar on 14th November.
Olivier Verdon – Benin – Friendly
The young central defender will take a break from the Girondins de Bordeaux to join up with the Beninese national squad. They have two friendlies scheduled for next week: a trip to Congo on 8th November, and a home tie with Tanzania on the 11th.
Zaydou Youssouf – France U20 – Friendly
Zaydou has been called up to the France U20 squad for the week 5th-12th November. The Bleuets will face Morocco on 8th and 11th November.
Corentin Michel – Belgium U18 – Pinatar Tournament
For the Pinatar Tournament, held in Spain, the Bordeaux U19 keeper has been called up to the U18 Diables Rouges. The young Belgians will face Ireland, the Czech Republic and the Netherlands.