NEWS STORY. 25/09/2022
The following madridistas were called up for their countries for international action in September: Carvajal and Asensio (Spain), Courtois and Hazard (Belgium), Mendy, Camavinga and Thouameni (France), Modrić (Croatia), Alaba (Austria), Rüdiger (Germany), Lunin (Ukraine), Militão, Vini Jr. and Rodrygo (Brazil) and Valverde (Uruguay).
Carvajal and Asensio were called up to the Spain squad for the two Nations League fixtures. The defender played the full 90 minutes for his country against Portugal, as the Spanish secured their place in the finals. Asensio did not feature. The forward was in the starting eleven in the first game against Switzerland, playing 63 minutes, while the defender was not involved.
Rüdiger was also playing for his country in the Nations League. The defender was not involved in Germany's draw with England at Wembley. Previously, he had played the full 90 minutes against Hungary.
Lunin’s Ukraine played three Nations League games. He started in the game against Scotland at the Józefa Piłsudskiego stadium in Kraków. The goalkeeper did not feature in the game, also against Scotland, but was involved in the win over Armenia.
Militão, Vini Jr. and Rodrygo were called up to the Brazil squad to play two friendlies. Vini Jr. came on in the second half in the Brazilian’s win over Tunisia and Rodrygo was introduced in the 79’ minute. Militão did not play. The three players were involved in the victory against Ghana at the Stade Océane in France. The defender played the full 90 minutes, Vini Jr. played 63 minutes and Rodrygo was brought on in the 80th minute.
Uruguay called up Valverde for their two warm-up matches. The midfielder played 81 minutes of his side’s win over Canada. The madridista previously played the full 90 minutes in the first friendly against Iran.
Belgium, with Courtois and Hazard in their ranks, had two Nations League commitments. In the first clash, both players featured in the win against Wales and in the loss to the Netherlands. The goalkeeper played the full 90 minutes in the latter match while the forward was replaced in the 64th minute.
The French national team, who have Mendy, Camavinga and Tchouameni in their squad, were in Nations League action. In the French’s victory over Austria, Mendy and Tchoaumeni played the full 90 minutes, while Camavinga was not involved. All three players started the game against Denmark.
Modrić captained Croatia for two Nations League outings. In the first clash, the madridista played 93 minutes in his side’s victory against Denmark. He started the second and scored the opening goal as his team beat Austria to book their place in the Nations League Final Four.
Austria called up Alaba for the country’s two Nations League fixtures. The defender played 69 minutes of his country’s game against France. His national team's group stage drew to a close with a defeat against Modrić's Croatia. The defender started and played the full 90 minutes.