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International Reds: Who, when and where

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The domestic season may have ended a fortnight ago but many United players have since been busy representing their national sides.

Preparing for the World Cup is a priority for many of our international Reds, with 11 named in the provisional squads for the tournament in Russia. The final lists will be confirmed on Monday, 10 days before the opening match on 14 June.

Argentina: Marcos Rojo has been included in Jorge Sampaoli’s 23-man squad and came on at half-time in Argentina’s 4-0 victory against Haiti on Wednesday. Argentina will face Israel next, on 9 June, just a week before their first World Cup game against Iceland. 

Belgium: The Red Devils are set to play three friendly games in the coming weeks, all of which you can watch live on MUTV. Belgium face Portugal on 2 June and Egypt on 6 June, before concluding their warm-up fixtures against Costa Rica five days later. Marouane Fellaini and Romelu Lukaku have both been included in Roberto Martinez’s squad.
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Marcos Rojo came on as a half-time substitute in Argentina’s 4-0 friendly win over Haiti in Buenos Aires.

Chile: Alexis will miss Chile’s friendly games against Romania, Serbia and Poland. United’s no.7 is in need of a well-earned break and with his country failing to qualify for the World Cup, he has been allowed to sit out the current round of fixtures.

England: Phil Jones, Ashley Young, Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford have all been included in the Three Lions squad which will travel to Russia. They warm up with a clash against Nigeria on Saturday night before facing Costa Rica next Thursday.

France: Paul Pogba was introduced as a second-half substitute in France’s 2-0 against the Republic of Ireland on Monday. He is the only United player in Le Bleus' 23-man squad as Anthony Martial was unfortunate to only be selected in Didier Deschamps’ reserve list. France face Italy on 1 June before playing USA on 9 June in their final warm-up game.
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The internationals have begun! Paul Pogba was a late sub as France beat Republic of Ireland 2-0 in Paris on Monday.

Italy: Despite failing to qualify for the World Cup, the Azzurri have two friendly games, against France and the Netherlands, but Matteo Darmian won't be involved as the full-back hasn't been included in the squad.

Netherlands: Daley Blind played for the first 66 minutes as his side drew 1-1 away to Slovakia on Thursday night. On Monday, the Dutch will travel to Italy for a battle of two big national teams who surprisingly missed out on a place in the tournament. 

Scotland: Scott McTominay impressed in Scotland’s 2-0 defeat to Peru on Wednesday and was the only attack-minded player to last the full 90 minutes. Alex McLeish's side will face Mexico next on Sunday.
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Scott McTominay earned his second cap and played the full match as Scotland were beaten 2-0 by Peru in Lima.

Serbia: Serbia warm up for the World Cup with a double header against Chile (4 June) and Bolivia (9 June). Nemanja Matic has been included in the 23-man squad and his experience and skill could prove to be vital for the team in Russia.

Spain: David De Gea is the only United player in the Spanish squad, and is expected to play his first World Cup games this summer. In the meantime, he and his team-mates will warm up with a friendly against Switzerland on Sunday before facing Tunisia on 9 June.

Sweden: Sweden face Scandinavian rivals Denmark on Saturday before meeting Peru a week later in Gothenburg. Victor Lindelof has been included in the preliminary squad that will travel to Russia, where they have been drawn in a tough group that includes South Korea, Germany and Mexico.

USA: United U23 defender, Matthew Olosunde, made his debut for America in their 3-0 victory against Bolvia on Monday. The 20-year-old was introduced as a late substitute in the game and will be hopeful of earning a few more caps in USA’s upcoming fixtures against the Republic of Ireland (2 June) and France (9 June).
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Under-23s defender Matt Olosunde made his senior USA debut as a sub in Monday’s 3-0 win over Bolivia in Philadelphia.

Dates for your diary:

Friday 1 June:
France (Pogba, Martial) v Italy (Darmian) - 20:00 BST

Saturday 2 June:
England (Jones, Young, Lingard, Rashford) v Nigeria - 17:15 BST
Sweden (Lindelof) v Denmark - 18:45 BST
Belgium (Fellaini, Lukaku) v Portugal - 19:45 BST (Live on MUTV)
Republic of Ireland v USA (Olosunde) - 20:00 BST

Sunday 3 June:
Mexico v Scotland (McTominay) - 01:00 BST
Spain (De Gea) v Switzerland - 20:00 BST

Monday 4 June:
Serbia (Matic) v Chile - 19:00 BST
Italy (Darmian) v Netherlands (Blind) - 19:45 BST

Wednesday 6 June:
Belgium (Fellaini, Lukaku) v Egypt - 19:45 BST (Live on MUTV)

Thursday 7 June:
England (Jones, Young, Lingard, Rashford) v Costa Rica - 20:00 BST

Saturday 9 June:
Serbia (Matic) v Bolivia - 17:00 BST
Sweden (Lindelof) v Peru - 18:15 BST
Israel v Argentina (Rojo) - 19:30 BST
France (Pogba, Martial) v USA (Olosunde) - 20:00 BST
Tunisia v Spain (De Gea) - 19:45 BST

Monday 11 June:
Belgium (Fellaini, Lukaku) v Costa Rica - 19:45 BST (Live on MUTV)