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    23.03.2015 16:19 - in: Other competitions S

    Bianconeri on international duty

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    A total of 13 Juventus players have been called up as countries around the world lock horns in a series of qualifiers and friendlies

    Thirteen first-team Juventus players will be representing their respective countries during the upcoming 10 days of international fixtures.

    Here’s a look at who’s involved and where:  

    Patrice Evra – France

    The injury sustained by Paul Pogba during last week’s Champions League last 16 return leg triumph over Borussia Dortmund means Patrice Evra is the only Bianconeri representative in Didier Deschamps’ squad.

    France v Brazil, Tuesday 26 March, 21.00 – Stade de France, Saint-Denis
    France v Denmark, Sunday 29 March, 21.00 – Stade Geoffroy, Saint-Etienne

    Arturo Vidal – Chile

    Chile coach Jorge Sampaoli has called up Arturo Vidal for La Roja’s friendly matches against Iran and Brazil. Both will be played at neutral venues in Austria and London respectively.

    Iran v Chile, Thursday 26 March, 20.00 – Sankt Polten, Austria
    Brazil v Chile, Sunday 29 March, 16.00 – Emirates Stadium, London.

    Mauricio Isla, currently on loan from Juventus at English Premier League outfit Queens Park Rangers, joins Vidal in the squad.

    Roberto Pereyra and Carlos Tevez – Argentina

    Serie A top scorer Carlos Tevez is among Gerardo Martino’s travelling Argentina party for their tour of the United States. Joining him in on the plane is Juventus team-mate Roberto Pereyra, who received his first ever call-up to the senior squad in September 2014.

    El Salvador v Argentina, Saturday 28 March, 21.00 (16.30 local time) – FedEx Stadium, Georgetown University
    Argentina v Ecuador, Wednesday 1 April, 02.00 (20.00 local time) – MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

    Alvaro Morata – Spain

    Having handed him his first call-up to the main squad in November, Vicente del Bosque has once again named Alvaro Morata among his selection for Spain’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Ukraine and friendly with Holland.

    Spain v Ukraine, Friday 27 March, 20.45 – Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, Seville
    Holland v Spain, Tuesday 31 March, 20.45 – Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam

    Stephan Lichtsteiner – Switzerland

    A regular on the international scene for many years now, Lichtsteiner has been called up by Vladimir Petkovic for a Euro 2016 qualifier against Estonia and friendly with the USA.

    Switzerland v Estonia, Friday 27 March, 20.45 – Swissporarena, Lucerne
    Switzerland v USA, Tuesday 31 March, 18.08 – Letzigrund Stadium, Zurich

    Kingsley Coman – France Under-19s

    Three games are in store for Kingsley Coman and Les Bluets, with Azerbaijan, Denmark and England providing the opposition for the upcoming European Under-19 Championship Elite Round qualifiers.

    France U19 v Azerbaijan U19, Thursday 26 March, 19.30
    Denmark U19 v France U19, Saturday 28 March, 17.00
    France U19 v England U19, Tuesday 31 March, 19.00

    The competition’s finals are scheduled to be contested between 6 and 19 July in Greece.

    Barzagli, Bonucci, Buffon, Chiellini, Marchisio  – Italy

    A Euro 2016 qualifier with Bulgaria and friendly against England (at Juventus Stadium) are the next two assignments for Antonio Conte’s Italy, who can count on five Bianconeri players to help them in their mission.

    Bulgaria v Italy, Saturday 28 March, 20.45 - Vasil Levski Stadium, Sofia
    Italy v England, Tuesday 31 March, 20.45 – Juventus Stadium, Turin

    Stefano Sturaro – Italy Under-21s

    Stefano Sturaro has been selected by Luigi Di Biagio for the Azzurrini’s upcoming games friendly against Germany and Serbia.

    Germany U21 v Italy Under 21, Friday 27 March, 20.00– Benteler Arena, Paderborn
    Italy U21 v Serbia U21, Monday 30 March, 21.00 – Stadio Ciro Vigorito, Benevento

    Those remaining behind in Turin will return to Juventus Center for training on Wednesday afternoon.

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