20 March 2023
Club football takes a break for the first and only stop for the national teams of this second half of the season.
Not only Serie A but also the youth championships - with the exception of Under 17 - have paused to allow for the commitments of the various national selections across the different age groups. As always there are many Bianconeri called up by their respective countries.
Leonardo Bonucci is in the Italy squad in the first two matches of the qualifying group for Euro 2024. The Azzurri face England in Naples on Thursday 23 March and Sunday 26 March in Ta' Qali, home to Malta. Nicolò Fagioli, meanwhile, is in the Under 21 set-up for two friendlies, against Serbia on Friday 24 March and Ukraine on Monday 27 March.
Wojciech Szczęsny has been included in Poland's pool for their European Championship qualifiers, against Czech Republic on Friday 24 March and Albania on Monday 27 March.
On the same two days France, with Adrien Rabiot, are in action. Les Bleus face Netherlands and Republic of Ireland.
On the other hand, Lithuania on Friday 24 March and Montenegro on Monday 27 March provide the oppostion to Filip Kostić's and Dušan Vlahović's Serbia.
Closing the call-ups on the European front is Samuel Iling-Junior with England Under 20. The young Three Lions are in line to play three prestigious matches, against Germany on Wednesday 22 March, USA on Saturday 25 March and France on Tuesday 28 March, as part of the Under 20 Elite League.
Moving overseas, Bremer and Brazil have one appointment, a friendly in Tangier against Morocco on Saturday 25 March.
Argentina also have friendly matches lined up. Ángel Di María and Leandro Paredes are part of the squad for the World Cup winners' home games against Panama on Friday 24 March and Curaçao on Tuesday 28 March.
Ten players from the Juventus youth sector have been called up by their respective national teams.
Kenan Yildiz has a friendly for Turkey Under-21 on Monday 27 March against Kosovo.
Lorenzo Dellavalle and Luis Hasa will take part in Italy Under 19's three important matches with regards to qualifying for the European Championships. The young Azzurri play on Wednesday 22 March against Germany, Saturday 25 March against Slovenia and on Tuesday 28 March against Belgium.
Qualifying for the same competition is the aim for Jonas Jakob Rouhi and his Sweden Under 19 team, who take on Portugal on Wednesday 22 March, Croatia on Saturday 25 March and Czech Republic on Tuesday March 28.
Samuel Mbangula Tshifunda will also take to the field in this international break, with Belgium Under-19. Their three fixtures are against Slovenia on Wednesday 22 March, Germany on Saturday 25 March and Italy and teammates Dellavalle and Hasa.
Joseph Nonge Boende, on the other hand, has been call up by Belgium Under 18, who take on Switzerland on Wednesday 22 March, England on Friday 24 March and Croatia on Sunday 26 March.
Two players have been called up at Under 17 level. Lorenzo Biliboc by Romania, who face Macedonia in back-to-back friendlies on Saturday 25 and Monday 27 March. Adam Boufandar, meanwhile, with Morocco Under 17 will face Togo on Friday 24 March and Senegal on Monday 27 March.
The youngest Juventus players to be called up this international break are Under 15s Fabio Badarau and Gabriel Repciuc who will play three friendly matches on Thursday 23, Saturday 25 and Monday 27 March.