Ten Borussia Dortmund players away on international duty

Jude Bellingham and Nico Schlotterbeck. (Photo by Stefan Matzke - sampics/Corbis via Getty Images)
Jude Bellingham and Nico Schlotterbeck. (Photo by Stefan Matzke - sampics/Corbis via Getty Images) /

The final international break before the FIFA World Cup is upon us, and a total of ten Borussia Dortmund first-team players will be away with their national teams for the next two weeks.

There are just two matchdays left in the 2022–23 UEFA Nations League group stage, and a number of Borussia Dortmund players are in contention to make it to the finals.

Niklas Süle, Nico Schlotterbeck and Julian Brandt have all been named in the Germany squad for their Nations League fixtures against Hungary and England. If Hansi Flick’s side manage to win both their games, they will make it through to the finals.

Jude Bellingham could go up against his Borussia Dortmund teammates, as he has been named in the England squad for games against Italy and Germany. England will be aiming to avoid relegation to League B. They currently sit at the bottom of their group, with only two points from four games.

Belgium have their work cut out as they look to make it to the finals. They are three points behind the Netherlands with two games left. Thomas Meunier and Thorgan Hazard are both in the Red Devils’ squad for games against Wales and the Netherlands.

Gio Reyna is back in the United States squad after overcoming his recent injury struggles. The USMNT will play friendly matches against Japan and Saudi Arabia in Germany and Spain respectively.

Youssoufa Moukoko has been called up by the Germany U-21s for friendly matches against France and England. Soumaila Coulibaly is part of the France U-20s squad that will play two friendly matches against Tunisia. While Tom Rothe will be away with the Germany U-19s for their upcoming European Championship qualifiers.

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Marco Reus, Raphael Guerreiro and Salih Özcan were also called up by their respective national teams. But they have been forced to drop out due to injuries.