As often, the Robert Louis-Dreyfus training complex will be quite empty during this international break. This time it is 11 Marseille players who will be away on international duty.
France Steve Mandanda, Loïc Rémy and Mathieu Valbuena will be present with France, to welcome Romania to the Stade de France on Saturday at 21h00 and Luxembourg, on Wednesday the 12th of October, at 21h00 as well, to the Stade Saint-Symphorien in Metz. Both matches are qualifiers for the Euro 2012.
The Ayew brothers, André and Jordan, have both been called up by Kewsi Appiah, the caretaker manager of Ghana, for the home game against Soudan on Sunday, in Accra, this is a qualifying match for the 2012 African Cup of Nations.
On Sunday the 10th of September, Taye Taiwo and the Super Eagles of Nigeria will travel to Conakry for their 2012 African Cup of Nations qualifying match against Guinea.
Still in the qualifiers for the 2012 African Cup of Nations, Stéphane Mbia and Cameroon are at home to Congo on Saturday the 9th of October at Garoua.
Gabriel Heinze and his Albiceleste team-mates fly out to Japan for a friendly match against the Nippon national team. The encounter will take place in Saitama.
Also on the 9th of October, Burkina Faso and Charles Kaboré are at home to Gambia for their 2012 African Cup of Nations qualifying match in Ouagadougou.
Senah Mango has been called up by Togo to face Tunisia in Lome. The encounter, which will take place on Sunday, is a qualifying match for the 2012 African Cup of Nations.
César Azpilicueta and the Spanish under 21’s will play two important matches against their Croatian counterparts, these matches are play-offs for the 2011 European Championships. The first leg will take place on Saturday in Burgos (Spain), and the return on Tuesday the 12th of October at Varaždin (Croatia).