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What Manchester City players will be doing in the international break

Manchester City’s pursuit of an unprecedented fourth consecutive Premier League title takes a short break during March’s international window. For City fans wholly focused on club football, there are plenty of online gaming options, including live casinos, that you can visit here online to enjoy over the next two weeks.

However, for those City fans fearing the dreaded international injury – let’s see where our players are going to go next.

Pep Guardiola’s side headed into a two-week hiatus from club football in good spirits after a routine 2-0 home win against Newcastle United in the FA Cup quarter-finals.

Bernardo’s Silva unanswered first-half brace maintained the Cityzens’ dream of winning back-to-back trebles but caused havoc to City’s fixture schedule, as per the Manchester Evening News.

However, that’s a topic for another day. For now, 16 Man City players away on international duties must be cautious to avoid injuries ahead of what promises to be a fascinating season finale.

Starting with the England national team, Kyle Walker, John Stones and Phil Foden have already linked up with Gareth Southgate’s training camp ahead of two mouth-watering friendlies.

England’s first outing this month pits them against Brazil at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, only four days before the country’s most iconic venue hosts fierce continental rivals Belgium.

De Rode Duivels boss Domenico Tedesco has included Jeremy Doku in his squad for the upcoming games against Ireland and the Three Lions but omitted Kevin De Bruyne.

Man City’s illustrious playmaker has endured an injury-plagued season and only recently returned to the field. But he’ll miss out on this international break due to a minor injury.

The same goes for first-choice goalkeeper Ederson, who will not be part of the squad to touch down in London this weekend.

Elsewhere, Croatia’s star duo Mateo Kovacic and Josko Gvardiol brace themselves for the 2024 ACUD Cup, a friendly tournament in Egypt featuring the host nation, New Zealand and Tunisia.

While they’ll leave Europe to participate in this friendly competition, Erling Haaland and Oscar Bobb won’t need to leave their homeland as Norway welcome the Czech Republic and Slovakia on their home turf.

After England, the second-largest contingent of Man City stars head towards the Iberian Peninsula, with Ruben Dias, Matheus Nunes and Silva teaming up with the star-studded Portugal squad.

Roberto Martinez’s high-performing team enjoyed a superb 2022 European Championship qualifying campaign, booking their tickets for Germany with a 100% win record for the first time in the nation’s history.

On that basis, exhibition matches against Sweden (H) and Slovenia (A) should serve to strengthen their confidence ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo’s probably final tournament with Portugal.

Switzerland, who suffered an embarrassing 6-1 defeat to the Selecao in the 2022 World Cup knockouts, continue to rely on Manuel Akanji as their most consistent defender.

Another Man City rearguard will be part of March’s international action. Nathan Ake’s Netherlands take on Scotland (H) and Germany (A).

Guardiola’s most trusted midfielder, Rodri, remains an essential part of Luis de la Fuente’s Spain and should pull all the strings against South American heavyweights Colombia and Brazil.

While the game against Los Cafeteros takes place on neutral ground, particularly in London, they entertain the record-time world champions on home soil.

As aforementioned, Ederson’s injury has prevented him from taking part in Dorival Junior’s touchline debut for Brazil, leaving Julian Alvarez as the only Man City player representing a country outside Europe.

One of Guardiola’s most regular starting XI picks has jetted off to the United States with Argentina as the world champions meet El Salvador and Costa Rica in low-profile friendlies.

Speaking of the States, the Cityzens have confirmed via that they’ll travel across the Atlantic this summer on a pre-season tour ahead of the 2024/25 campaign.

The perennial Premier League champions last flew across the ocean in 2022, and it was a resounding success, making the club arrange a new tour.

Man City will face Celtic, AC Milan, Barcelona and Chelsea – in that order – in a mini-tour spanning between July 23 and August 3.

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