21 March 2022


The AC Milan players who will be leaving Milanello to head off on international duty

A lot of friendlies but many decisive showdowns too: the final international break of the season will see a wide variety of interesting fixtures played. 13 Rossoneri players have been called up to their respective national teams, with Florenzi, Tonali, Leão and Ibrahimović hoping to help their countries make it to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Should Italy and Portugal progress to the final of their playoff path, the first three would encounter one another. Pierre Kalulu, and Ismaël Bennacer have competitive fixtures coming up: the former is ready to represent France U21s in Euro Under-21 qualifying, the latter will face Cameroon in the play-offs for Qatar 2022. Friendlies are in store for the remaining players, with Olivier Giroud back in the France squad for the first time since the European Championship last summer.

Alessandro Florenzi and Sandro Tonali: Italy

  • 24 March 2022: Italy v North Macedonia, Palermo - 2022 World Cup play-offs, semi-final

    Should Italy progress:
  • 29 March 2022: Italy v Portugal/Turkey (Porto or Konya)- 2022 World Cup play-offs, final

Rafael Leão: Portugal

  • 26 March 2022: Portugal v Turkey, Porto - 2022 World Cup play-offs, semi-final

    Should Portugal progress:
  • 29 March 2022: Portugal v Italy/North Macedonia (Porto or Konya)- 2022 World Cup play-offs, final

Alexis Saelemaekers: Belgium

  • 26 March 2022: Republic of Ireland v Belgium, Dublin - Friendly
  • 29 March 2022: Belgium v Burkina Faso, Brussels - Friendly

Rade Krunić: Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • 25 March 2022: Bosnia and Herzegovina v Georgia, Zenica - Friendly
  • 29 March 2022: Bosnia and Herzegovina v Luxembourg, Zenica - Friendly

Franck Kessie: Ivory Coast

  • 25 March 2022: France v Ivory Coast, Marseille - Friendly
  • 29 March 2022: England v Ivory Coast, London - Friendly

Theo Hernández, Mike Maignan and Olivier Giroud: France

  • 25 March 2022: France v Ivory Coast, Marseille - Friendly
  • 29 March 2022: France v South Africa, Lille - Friendly

Pierre Kalulu: France U21s

  • 24 March 2022: France v Faroe Islands - Euro Under-21 qualifying
  • 28 March 2022: France v Northern Ireland, Calais - Friendly

Zlatan Ibrahimović: Sweden

  • 24 March 2022: Sweden v Czech Republic, Solna (Sweden) - 2022 World Cup play-offs, semi-final

    Should Sweden progress:
  • 29 March 2022: Poland v Sweden, Chorzów (Poland) - 2022 World Cup play-offs, final

Ismaël Bennacer: Algeria

  • 25 March 2022: Cameroon v Algeria, Duala (Cameroon) - 2022 World Cup play-offs, first leg
  • 29 March 2022: Algeria v Cameroon, Blida (Algeria) - 2022 World Cup play-offs, second leg

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