Six players called up for international duty

Girondins stars selected for their national teams

PROS / SéLECTION - Friday, August 30, 2019 - 10:20

Six first-team players will be on international duty next week.

Ui-Jo Hwang - South Korea
Korea face Georgia on 5 September in a friendly, before taking on Turkmenistan on 10 September in a crucial 2022 World Cup qualifying game. Ui-Jo and his team are required to pass through the second qualifying round, and find themselves in Group H along with Lebanon, North Korea, Turkmenistan and Sri Lanka. If he features, these could be Ui-Jo's 28th and 29th caps with the national side (8 goals).

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Mexer - Mozambique
Edson Mexer has been named in the 24-man squad for Mozambique's doble-header with Mauritius. These two 2022 World Cup qualifiers will be played on 4 and 10 September. Mexer already has 44 caps with his national side.

Samuel Kalu - Nigeria
Nigeria boss Gernot Rohr has named Samuel in his squad of 23 to face Ukraine in a friendly on 10 September.

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Gaëtan Poussin - France U21
The young keeper has earned his first ever call-up to the France U21 side. Les Bleuets have two friendlies coming up: against Albania in Amiens on 5 September, then against the Czech Republic on 9 September in Troyes.

Aurélien Tchouaméni - France U20
A first call-up for Aurélien Tchouaméni too, although the midfielder has already worked his way up through every age group from U19 to U19, winning a total of 43 caps so far. Aurélien and co. have two friendlies ahead next week: one in Croatia (Kustosjia) on 6 September and another against Slovenia, in Maribor, on 8 September.

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Darren Lima Semedo - France U18
The Bordeaux U19 keeper has received another international call-up to add to the one cap he won at U16 level. Darren has been named in the U18 squad for the Limoges tournament, which will run from 1st to 9th September. Les Bleuets will face Senegal (4 September), Portugal (6 September) and Russia (8 September).

Congratulations and good luck to all our internationals!