Blues around the world
- 31 August 2010 10:47
- Posted by Tim Oscroft
A host of City stars will be scattered across the globe for a series of competitive and friendly matches over the next week and a half.
The European contingent mostly start the campaign to qualify for the 2012 European Championships, but there is the odd friendly thrown in. David Silva could face Carlos Tevez and Pablo Zabaleta in Buenos Aires, while Roque Santa Cruz is also travelling to the other side of the world for Paraguay’s games against Japan & China.
Jerome Boateng will not feature for Germany in either of their 2012 qualifiers due to injury, while Mario Balotelli also misses due to injury out for Italy after earning a provisional call up for both the senior & U21 squads.
Gareth Barry, Joe Hart, Adam Johnson, Joleon Lescott, James Milner, Shaun Wright-Phillips:
England v Bulgaria, Wembley 3/9/10 and v Switzerland, Basle, 7/9/10.
Shay Given & Greg Cunningham: Armenia v Republic of Ireland, Yerevan, 3/9/10 & RoI v Andorra, Dublin, 7/9/10.
David Silva: Liechtenstein v Spain, Vaduz, 3/9/10 & Argentina v Spain, Buenos Aires, 7/9/10.
Nigel de Jong: San Marino v Netherlands, Serraville, 3/9/10 & Netherlands v Finland, Rotterdam, 7/9/10.
Vincent Kompany, Belgium v Germany, Brussels, 3/9/10 & Turkey v Belgium, Istanbul, 7/9/10.
Kolo and Yaya Toure: Ivory Coast v Rwanda, Abidjan, 3/9/10.
Roque Santa Cruz: Japan v Paraguay, Yokohama, 4/9/10 & China v Paraguay, Nanjing, 7/9/10.
Carlos Tevez & Pablo Zabaleta, Argentina v Spain, 7/9/10.
Under 18/19/21 call ups:
Dedryck Boyata: Slovenia U21 v Belgium U21, 3/9/10
Jeremy Helan: France U19s in the Sendai Cup in Japan, vs Japan, China & Brazil on September 9th, 11th & 12th.
Abdi Ibrahim: Norway U21 v Cyprus U21, 3/9/10 & Slovakia U21 v Norway U21 7/9/10.
Eirik Johansen: Norway U18 v Poland U18, 3 & 5/9/10.
Micah Richards: Portugal U21 v England U21 (Stadium Cicacde Barcelos), 3/9/10 & England U21 v Lithuania U21 (at Colchester United FC), 7/9/10.
Freddie Veseli: Switzerland U19s v Czech Republic U19s, 2nd & 7th September.