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Who's on international duty this break?

A full round up of Albion's players involved in action for their countries.

By Charlie Hanson • 21 March 2022

By Paul Hazlewood
Yves Bissouma's Mali face two crunch matches against Tunisia.

FIRST TEAM

Yves Bissouma – Mali

Albion midfielder Yves Bissouma could become a history maker for his country as they look to qualify for the World Cup for the first time. Having reached the final qualification round, Mali now face Tunisia over two legs, with the aggregate winner earning their place in Qatar in December.

Moises Caicedo, Jeremy Sarmiento – Ecuador

Ecuadorian duo Moises Caicedo and Jeremy Sarmiento face equally important matches, although they head into their World Cup Qualifiers with a little more breathing room. With two games left for South American countries to qualify, Ecuador are guaranteed at least a play-off place; a win from one of their two games against Paraguay and Argentina, who have already qualified, will all but secure their spot in this winter’s finals.

Alexis Mac Allister – Argentina

Sticking with South America, Alexis Mac Allister’s Argentina can head into this break with their feet up, knowing that they, alongside Brazil, have already qualified for the World Cup. They face Venezuela in Buenos Aires, before heading to Ecuador on Wednesday March 29.

Jakub Moder – Poland

Jakub Moder will be heading north of the border with Poland, as they take on Scotland in a friendly on Thursday. Poland were due to face Russia in a play-off semi-final for the World Cup, but with Russia now suspended from competing, Czeslaw Michniewicz’s men go straight through to the play-off final.

Enock Mwepu – Zambia

With Zambia missing out on the World Cup, they face Guinea in a friendly next week. Enock Mwepu warmed up for international duty with an appearance for Albion under-23s last week, after a hamstring injury had kept him out of action for two months.

Robert Sanchez – Spain

Luis Enrique’s men are another team who can focus fully on the World Cup, with their preparations for the tournament continuing during this break, as they face Albania and Iceland in friendlies.

Leandro Trossard – Belgium

Roberto Martinez’s Belgium have secured their place at the World Cup and will face the Republic of Ireland and Burkina Faso in friendlies. Leandro Trossard will be hoping to add to his 14 caps for his country.

Shane Duffy – Republic of Ireland

Shane Duffy could come up against fellow Albion man Leo Trossard, when the Republic of Ireland face Belgium in a friendly on Saturday, before the Irish take on Lithuania.

ACADEMY

Marc Leonard – Scotland under-21s

V Turkey (H), 25 March, 7.05pm kick-off

V Kazakhstan (A), 29 March, 11am kick-off

Samy Chouchane – Tunisia Under-23s

V Morocco, 25 March and 28 March

Evan Ferguson – Republic of Ireland Under-21s

V Sweden (A), 29 March, 5pm

By FA Ireland
Evan Ferguson made his Republic of Ireland Under-21 debut in a 2-0 win over Bosnia.

James Furlong – Republic of Ireland Under-20s

V Ireland Amateur selection (H), 22 March

Andrew Moran - Republic of Ireland Under-19s

V England, 23 March

V Portugal, 26 March

V Armenia, 29 March

Reda Khadra – Germany U21s

V Latvia (H), 25 March, 5.15pm

V Israel (A), 29 March, 4pm

Tariq Lamptey and Carl Rushworth – England U21s

V Andorra (H), 25 March, 7.45pm

V Albania (A), 29 March, 7.45pm

Ruairi McConville – Northern Ireland under-19s

V Norway, 23 March

V Belgium, 25 March

V Czech Republic, 28 March

Cam Peupion – Australia Under-23s

Training Camp

Ed Turns – Wales U21s

V Switzerland (A), 25 March

V Bulgaria (H), 29 March

Jan Paul van Hecke – Netherlands U21s

V Bulgaria (A), 25 March

V Switzerland (H), 29 March