8 PSG players called up for international matches

Kylian Mbappe, Lionel Messi, PSG
Kylian Mbappe, Lionel Messi, PSG / Stefan Matzke - sampics/GettyImages

The football world is moving on from club-level matches and entering a two-week hiatus in which international games will be played all across the globe. With PSG being such a football behemoth, as many as eight players from the capital club will be on duty with their nations.

Lionel Messi will lead the Argentine squad for the first time after the South American country lifted the World Cup last December in Qatari soil.

Gianluigi Donnarumma and Marco Verratti will join Italy's squad to take part in the upcoming two encounters in the qualifiers for UEFA Euro Germany 2024.

Paris Saint-Germain players Nuno Mendes, Danilo Pereira, and Vitinha have been called up by Portugal coach Roberto Martinez for the senior team to play in their next two Euro qualifiers.

PSG's midfielder Fabian Ruiz has been called up by Spain manager Luis de la Fuente to play in Spain's couple of Euro qualifiers too in what is the first list of called-up players by the new Spaniard head coach since he took over after the World Cup.

Finally, PSG's leader and new France captain Kylian Mbappe has been called up by France coach Didier Deschamps to take part in Les Bleus' upcoming UEFA Euro Germany 2024 qualifiers this and next week.

Brazil internationals Marquinhos and Neymar won't be joining their nations as they are currently recovering from different injuries. That's also the case of Morocco international Achraf Hakimi, who has not been called up by the African nation to join the senior squad of the last World Cup semifinalist. Kimpembe was also unavailable to join France during this international break.

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PSG will return to their normal schedule on the first weekend of April when they'll go on the road to visit Olympique Lyon for the 29th MD of the Ligue 1.