2.09.2021Bayer 04

International update: Diaby makes debut for France

The international break has started: Five Werkself players were in action on Wednesday night. It was a very special evening for Moussa Diaby.

Congratulations, Moussa. The 21-year-old made his debut for the France senior team in Strasbourg on Wednesday night. France coach Didier Deschamps called up the Werkself number 19 to his squad for the first time. Diaby started on the bench for the World Cup qualifier against Bosnia-Herzegovina. In the closing stages of the game, the France coach called over the winger to bring him on. Diaby came on for Kylian Mbappé on 90 minutes with the score at 1-1 as he made his debut for the Equipe Tricolore. The match ended all square.

The Finnish Werkself players also started on the bench. First choice keeper Lukas Hradecky was rested for the friendly against Wales and he was replaced by Carljohan Eriksson in Helsinki. Joel Pohjanpalo was also a substitute at the start of the game – he was brought on on 73 minutes but was unable to change the 0-0 scoreline.

Russia, without Andrey Lunev between the sticks, drew 0-0 with Croatia in Moscow in the first World Cup qualifier in Group H. Greece lost 3-1 against Switzerland and friendly and Panos Retsos did not feature in Basel.

remaining international fixtures

Charles Aránguiz (World Cup qualifiers)
3.9., 03:00 CEST, Chile vs Brazil, Santiago
5.9., 23:00 CEST, Ecuador vs Chile, Quito
10.9., 01:00 CEST, Colombia vs Chile, Bogota

Mitchel Bakker and Jeremie Frimpong (U21 Euros qualifier)
7.9.,18:45 CEST, Netherlands vs Moldova, Deventer

Moussa Diaby (World Cup qualifier)
4.9., 20:45 CEST, Ukraine vs France, Kiev
7.9., 20:45 CEST, France vs Finland, Lyon

Emrehan Gedikli (U19 friendlies)
3.9., 17:00 CEST, Germany vs Switzerland, Bad Dürrheim
6.9., 17:15 CEST, Germany vs England, Bad Dürrheim

Piero Hincapie (World Cup qualifiers)
2.9., 23:00 CEST, Ecuador vs Paraguay, Quito
5.9., 23:00 CEST, Ecuador vs Chile, Quito
10.9., 0:30 CEST, Uruguay vs Ecuador, Montevideo

Lukas Hradecky and Joel Pohjanpalo (World Cup qualifiers)
4.9., 15:00 CEST, Finland vs Kazakhstan, Helsinki
7.9., 20:45 CEST, France vs Finland, Lyon

Odilon Kossounou (World Cup qualifiers)
3.9., 15:00 CEST, Mozambique vs Ivory Coast, Maputo
6.9., 21:00 CEST, Ivory Coast vs Cameroon, Abidjan

Andrey Lunev (World Cup qualifiers)
4.9., 18:00 CEST, Cyprus vs Russia, Nicosia
7.9., 20:45 CEST, Russia vs Malta, Moscow

Exequiel Palacios (World Cup qualifiers)
3.9., 02:00, Venezuela vs Argentina, San Cristobal
5.9., 21:00 CEST, Brazil vs Argentina, Rio de Janeiro
10.9., 01:30 CEST, Argentina vs Bolivia, Buenos Aires

Panos Retsos (World Cup qualifiers)
5.9., 20:45 CEST, Kosovo vs Greece, Pristina
8.9., 20:45 CEST, Greece vs Sweden, Athens

Zidan Sertdemir (U17 friendlies)
3.9., 16:30 CEST, Denmark vs Austria, Skagen
6.9., 11:00 CEST, Denmark vs Austria, Frederikshavn

Florian Wirtz (World Cup qualifiers)
2.9., 20:45 CEST, Liechtenstein vs Germany, St. Gallen
5.9., 20:45 CEST, Germany vs Armenia, Stuttgart
8.9., 20:45 CEST, Iceland vs Germany, Reykjavik

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