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Your Guide To Leicester City's International Representation

Fourteen Leicester City players could feature for their countries over the course of the second international break of the 2019/20 season.
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With the Foxes currently sitting fourth in the Premier League standings, attention switches to international duty, primarily UEFA 2020 European Championship qualifying, for several City stars.

Ahead of what promises to be a busy fortnight for up to 14 of the Club's players from all levels, looks at some of the biggest talking points on the international stage...

The headlines...

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Ricardo Pereira - Uruguay 2-1 Portugal
Ricardo Pereira - Uruguay 2-1 Portugal

Ricardo Pereira last appeared for Portugal as they were eliminated from the 2018 World Cup in a 2-1 defeat to Uruguay.

Following a superb start to the new season with the Foxes at domestic level, right-back Ricardo Pereira returns to the Portugal squad for matches against Luxembourg and Ukraine.

Ricardo, 26, has scored twice for City this term, against Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United, and could feature internationally for the first time since last summer's FIFA World Cup.

As England look to continue their perfect UEFA 2020 European Championship campaign, Academy graduate Ben Chilwell has been selected by Gareth Southgate.

Chilwell is joined by three other Foxes set for action for English national sides, with James Justin (U21s), Luke Thomas and Vontae Daley-Campell (U19s) also called up this week. 

Midfielder Wilfred Ndidi, on the other hand, has a potentially exciting week ahead with Nigeria set for an international friendly fixture against five-time world champions Brazil in Singapore. 

The permutations...

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Jonny Evans
Jonny Evans

Northern Ireland's hopes of qualifying for next summer's cross-continent tournament are very much alive.

While England (Ben Chilwell) are top of UEFA EURO 2020 qualifying Group A by a margin of three points, several other sides are looking for an improvement in fortunes.

Ricardo Pereira's Portugal trail Ukraine, who they face on Monday 14 October, by five points in Group B, while Kasper Schmeichel's Denmark also trail Republic of Ireland by two points in Group D.

If Jonny Evans adds to his 81 caps for Northern Ireland over the coming fortnight, the Foxes defender will be hoping to help his country continue their excellent campaign so far in Group C.

With five games played, Michael O'Neill's men are level on 12 points with leaders Germany. Meanwhile, Turkey (Çağlar Söyüncü) and Belgium (Youri Tielemans and Dennis Praet) also top their groups.

However, Danny Ward's Wales need to secure positive results against Slovakia and Croatia this month with Ryan Giggs' men sat in fourth place in Group E, although they do have a game in hand.

The landmarks...

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Kasper Schmeichel
Kasper Schmeichel

Goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel has enjoyed the entirety of his international career while at Leicester.

Goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel could earn his 50th cap for Denmark when they face both Switzerland and Luxembourg on Saturday 13 October and Tuesday 15 October respectively.

The Foxes shot-stopper has made all 49 of his appearances for the Danes to date while a a player at the Club and has starred at both the 2014 and 2018 FIFA World Cups.

While James Justin came off the bench last month for England's Under-21s, the young full-back could make his full debut for the Young Lions against either Slovenia or Austria over the coming days.

The schedule in full...

Player Team Opponent Date Kick-off Venue  Competition
Luke Thomas & Vontae Daley-Campbell England U19s France U19s Wednesday 9 October 6pm Marbella Football Centre International friendly 
Lukáš Hušek Czech Republic U20s Switzerland U20s Thursday 10 October 5pm  Stadion FC Solothurn UEFA U20 2019 EURO Elite Round
Danny Ward Wales Slovakia Thursday 10 October 7:45pm City Arena Trnava UEFA 2020 EURO qualifying
Jonny Evans Northern Ireland Netherlands Thursday 10 October 7:45pm De Kuip UEFA 2020 EURO qualifying
Youri Tielemans & Dennis Praet Belgium San Marino Thursday 10 October 7:45pm King Baudouin Stadium UEFA 2020 EURO qualifying
James Justin England U21s Slovenia U21s Friday 11 October 5pm Ljudski vrt International friendly
Will Russ Wales U19s  Austria Friday 11 October 3pm Dragon Park UEFA U19 2019 EURO Elite Round
Ben Chilwell England  Czech Republic Friday 11 October 7:45pm Sinobo Stadium UEFA 2020 EURO qualifying
Ricardo Pereira  Portugal  Luxembourg  Friday 11 October 7:45pm Estádio José Alvalade UEFA 2020 EURO qualifying
Çağlar Söyüncü Turkey Albania  Friday 11 October 7:45pm Vodafone Arena UEFA 2020 EURO qualifying
Luke Thomas & Vontae Daley-Campbell England U19s Belgium U19s Saturday 12 October 3pm Marbella Football Centre International friendly 
Kasper Schmeichel Denmark  Switzerland  Saturday 12 October  5pm  Parken Stadium UEFA 2020 EURO qualifying 
Wilfred Ndidi Nigeria Brazil Sunday 13 October 1pm Singapore National Stadium International friendly
Youri Tielemans & Dennis Praet Belgium Kazakhstan Sunday 13 October 2pm Astana Arena UEFA 2020 EURO qualifying 
Danny Ward Wales Croatia Sunday 13 October 7:45pm

Cardiff City Stadium

UEFA 2020 EURO qualifying 
Jonny Evans Northern Ireland Czech Republic Monday 14 October 6pm

Generali Arena

International friendly
Lukáš Hušek Czech Republic U20s England U20s Monday 14 October 7pm

Weston Homes Stadium

UEFA U20 2019 EURO Elite Round
Çağlar Söyüncü Turkey France Monday 14 October 7:45pm

Stade de France

UEFA 2020 EURO qualifying 
Ben Chilwell England Bulgaria Monday 14 October 7:45pm

Stadion Vasil Levski

UEFA 2020 EURO qualifying 
Ricardo Pereira Portugal Ukraine  Monday 14 October 7:45pm

NSC Olimpiyskiy

UEFA 2020 EURO qualifying 
Kasper Schmeichel Denmark Luxembourg Tuesday 15 October 6pm

Nordjyske Arena

International friendly
James Justin England U21s Austria U21s Tuesday 15 October 7:45pm


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