When is the November international break and how will it impact the Premier League?

When is the November international break and how will it impact the Premier League?

Gameweek 7 of the new season is ahead of us this weekend, but following the conclusion of those matches, players will join up with their national teams to resume the international calendar for October.

Southampton, Brighton and Aston Villa lie in wait for Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham respectively, as they all aim to collect valuable points before the hiatus in domestic fixtures.

The likes of Emile Smith Rowe, Mason Mount, Harry Kane, and Declan Rice will be a few of many players from the respective London clubs in the Premier League who will be travelling all over the world in the next few weeks to represent their nations.

England are in a comfortable position in Group I of the World Cup qualifiers, meaning there could be chances for the likes of former Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori to build upon the solitary international cap that he acquired against Kosovo.

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In the upcoming international break, England face off against Andorra and Hungary as the Euro 2020 runners up will be looking to keep gathering momentum ahead of the World Cup in Qatar, which will take place during the winter period of the 2022/23 season.

Looking further ahead to the November international break, Southgate’s side are scheduled to finish off their qualifying campaign against Albania and San Marino.

With this is mind, what date do the players leave their club’s once again for international duty?

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Well, after the Premier League fixtures that take place on the weekend commencing November 7, players then leave for national duty with the first set of international fixtures taking place on the weekend of November 12.

As a result, the time in between November 7 and 12 will be taken up solely by training for these said fixtures.

Aside from England, Kieran Tierney amongst other Premier League and EFL players will be in action for Scotland and Northern Ireland respectively as both are still well in contention for taking one of the top two spots in their groups in order to have a chance at qualifying for the upcoming World Cup.

Tierney and Chelsea loanee Billy Gilmour will be part of Steve Clarke’s squad who face Israel and the Faroe Islands in their next two games during this international period.

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Northern Ireland arguably face tougher opposition in the form of Switzerland and Bulgaria.

Wales, who also still face a battle to at least progress to the next round of qualifying for the big football festival in 2022 have the Czech Republic and Estonia ahead of them in what are seen by many to be two must-win games if they are wanting to keep their World Cup aspirations alive.

Tottenham’s Joe Rodon and Blues loanee Ethan Ampadu could play a big part in helping the patriotic Welsh outfit achieve their goals.


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