Seven Villarreal CF players will be playing international matches over the next several days: Bacca (Colombia), Rukavina (Serbia), Cheryshev (Russia), Enes Ünal (Turkey), Rodrigo (Spain), Fornals (Spain U21) and Salem Al-Dawsari (Saudi Arabia). All players have already joined their national teams in preparation for their upcoming fixtures.
All the matches our players will be participating in are friendlies, apart from Pablo Fornals’ games with Spain U21 that are qualifiers for the 2019 U21 European Championships.
The schedule for our international Yellows is as follows (time in Spain):
Carlos Bacca (Colombia):
- Friday 23rd March: France vs Colombia (9pm, Stade de France, Paris).
- Tuesday 27th March: Colombia vs Australia (9pm, Craven Cottage, Fulham, London).
Rodrigo Hernández (Spain):
- Friday 23rd March: Germany vs Spain (8:45pm, LTU Arena, Düsseldorf).
- Tuesday 27th March: Spain vs Argentina (9:30pm, Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid).
Pablo Fornals (Spain U21):
- Thursday 22nd March: Northern Ireland U21 vs Spain U21 (8:45pm, Belfast).
- Tuesday 27th March: Spain U21 vs Estonia U21 (7:30pm, El Toralín, Ponferrada).
Enes Ünal (Turkey):
- Friday 23rd March: Turkey vs Northern Ireland (6:30pm, Antalya Arena, Antalya).
- Tuesday 27th March: Montenegro vs Turkey (7:10pm, Podgorica City Stadium, Podgorica).
Denis Cheryshev (Russia):
- Friday 23rd March: Russia vs Brazil (5pm, Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow).
- Tuesday 27th March: Russia vs France (5:50pm, Saint Petersburg Stadium, St. Petersburg).
Antonio Rukavina (Serbia):
- Friday 23rd March: Serbia vs Morocco (7:30pm, Stadio Olímpico, Turin)
- Tuesday 27th March: Nigeria vs Serbia (10pm, The Hive Stadium, London).
Salem Al-Dawsari (Saudi Arabia):
- Friday 23rd March: Saudi Arabia vs Ukraine (8pm, Municipal de Marbella).
- Tuesday 27th March: Belgium vs Saudi Arabia (8:45pm, Stade Roi Baudouin, Brussels).
In addition, Villarreal B team centre midfielder, Manu Morlanes, will play in the ‘Elite Round’ (Ronda Élite) of qualifying for the Finland 2018 European Championships with Spain U19.
Manu Morlanes (Spain U19):
- Wednesday 21st March: Spain U19 vs Bulgaria U19 (6pm, Municipal Guillermo Amor).
- Saturday 24th March: Spain U19 vs Belgium U19 (6pm, Municipal Guillermo Amor).
- Tuesday 27th March: France U19 vs Spain U19 (5:30pm, Municipal Guillermo Amor).