Villarreal defender, Antonio Rukavina, participated in his national team's victory, in which Serbia beat Moldova convincingly by 0-3 at the Estadio Zimbru de Chisinau (Moldova). The Yellow Submarine player was in the starting eleven and played the full 90 minutes.
The rest of the Yellows on international duty are: Sansone (Spain vs Italy), Musacchio (Peru vs Argentina), Santos Borré (Paraguay vs Colombia), Edgar Ié (U21, Hungary vs Portugal) and previously Samu Castillejo (U21, San Marino vs Spain) and Bakambu (RD Congo vs Kenya) who did not play any minutes in their national team's matches.
The results of the matches played and the schedule for the upcoming international fixtures are the following (Spain time):
- Friday 7th October: Peru 2-2 Argentina (Estadio Nacional de Lima).
- Wednesday 12th October: Argentina-Paraguay (1:30am, Estadio Mario Alberto Kempes).
- Thursday 6th October: Moldova 0-3 Serbia (Stadionul Zimbru).
- Sunday 9th October: Serbia-Austria (8:45pm, Stadion Rajko Mitic).
- Sunday 9th October: New Zealand-Mexico (12am, LP Field).
- Tuesday 11th October: Panama-Mexico (time TBC, Toyota Park).
- Wednesday 5th October: San Marino 0-3 Spain (Stadio Olimpico di Serravalle).
- Monday 10th October: Spain-Estonia (6:45pm, Estadio Municipal de Pasarón).
- Thursday 6th October: Italy 1-1 Spain (Juventus Stadium).
- Sunday 9th October: Macedonia-Italy (8:45pm, Nacionalna Arena Filip II Makedonski).
- Friday 7th October: Paraguay 0-1 Colombia (Estadio Defensores del Chaco).
- Tuesday 11th October: Colombia-Uruguay (10:30pm, Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez).
- Tuesday 4th October: RD Congo 0-1 Kenya (Stade des Martyrs de la Pentecote).
- Sunday 8th October: RD Congo-Libya (7:30pm, Stade des Martyrs de la Pentecote).
- Saturday 8th October: Slovenia-Slovakia (8:45pm, Stadion Stozice).
- Tuesday 11th October: Slovenia-England (8:45pm, Stadion Stozice)
From the Villarreal B team, right back Edgar Ié has been called up by Rui Jorge for Portugal U21s for the following matches:
- Thursday 6th October: Hungary 3-3 Portugal (U21) (Alcufer Stadion).
- Tuesday 11th October: Liechtenstein-Portugal (U21) (6:30pm, Rheinpark Stadion).