Albion players head off on international duty

Thirteen Albion players will represent their country in the forthcoming international break.

By Heather Miller • 24 October 2023

By Paul Hazlewood
Albion trio head-off to represent Norway.

Norway - Guro Bergsvand, Elisabeth Terland and Maria Thorisdottir

Our Norwegian trio have been selected for Norway's next run of UEFA Women's Nations League matches. 

The squad will continue their Group B campaign against France at the Ullevaal Stadion in Oslo, before facing Les Bleues again in Reims. 

  • Friday 27 October: France (Ullevaal Stadion)
  • Tuesday 31 October: France (Stade Auguste-Delaune II)

England under-23 - Poppy Pattinson and Katie Robinson

Both Poppy and Katie have been called up to Emma Coates's young Lionesses squad for their upcoming European Championship qualifiers. 

The squad will travel to Vercelli to take on Italy before hosting Portugal to the Academy Stadium in Manchester. 

  • Thursday 26 October: Italy (Stadio Silvio Piola)
  • Monday 30 October: Portugal (Manchester City Academy Stadium)

Colombia - Jorelyn Carabali 

By Kyle Hemsley
Carabali makes her WSL debut for Albion against Chelsea at Kingsmeadow.

Jorelyn has again been called up to the Colombian national team as they head to America to face the USA in two friendlies during the international break. 

The first game is in Utah before they travel to California to face them again.

  • Thursday 26 October: United States (America First Field)
  • Sunday 29 October: United States (Snapdragon Stadium)

South Korea - Geummin Lee

Lee will return to the South Korean squad for their second round of Olympic Games qualifying fixtures in Group B. 

The team will kick-start their run of matches in Xiamen against Thailand before taking on Korea DPR and China.

  • Thursday 26 October: Thailand (Xiamen Egret Stadium)
  • Sunday 29 October: DPR Korea (Xiamen Egret Stadium)
  • Wednesday 1 November: China P. R. (Xiamen Egret Stadium)

China - Li Mengwen

Li will join the China team in Xiang'an this international break, as the squad continue their Olympic Qualifying campaign in Group B.

China play Korea DPR and Thailand, before facing South Korea at the start of November where she may come up against Albion teammate Guemmin Lee. 

  • Thursday 26 October: Korea DPR (Xiamen Egret Stadium)
  • Sunday 29 October: Thailand (Xiamen Egret Stadium)
  • Wednesday 1 November: South Korea (Xiamen Egret Stadium)

Australia - Charlie Rule 

Charlie has received her second call-up to the Matildas after becoming a regular in Melissa Phillips's Albion squad.

The youngster will look to get her first cap for Australia in this camp as they prepare for their second round of Olympic Qualifying fixtures in Group A.

The Matildas will head to Perth to take on Iran before facing Phillipines and Chinese Taipei.

  • Thursday 26 October: Iran (Perth, WA)
  • Sunday 29 October: Phillipines (Perth, WA)
  • Wednesday 1 November: Chinese Taipei (Perth, WA)

Greece - Veatriki Sarri

Vea has once again been called up to the Greece team as they face Ukraine two Nations League qualifiers, with both matches in Crete.

  • Friday 27 October: Ukraine (Stadio Thódoros Vardinoyánnis)
  • Tuesday 31 October: Ukraine (Stadio Thódoros Vardinoyánnis)

Portugal - Tatiana Pinto

Coach Francisco Neto has called up Tatiana Pinto to his Portuguese squad for their upcoming Nations League matches against Austria in Group B.

  • Friday 27 October: Austria (CASHPOINT Arena)
  • Tuesday 31 October: Austria (Estádio do Varzim SC)

Sweden - Julia Zigiotti

Julia has again been called up to the Swedish national team ahead of their run of UEFA Nations League Group D fixtures.

The team will first face Switzerland in Gothenburg before taking on Italy in Malmo. 

  • Friday 27 October: Switzerland (Gamla Ullevi)
  • Tuesday 31 October: Italy (Eleda Stadium)


Belgium - Nicky Evrard 

Nicky has been called up by Belgium as they prepare for another round of Nations League action.

The Red Flames will take on Sarina Wiegman's Lionesses in a double header as they look to pick up maximum points in the Group A table.

  • Friday 27 October: England (King Power Stadium)
  • Sunday 30 October: England (King Power at Den Dreef Stadion)