Six FCA players to go on international duty
Six Augsburg players are travelling to their national teams following the 4-1 defeat against Bayer Leverkusen last Saturday, with two of these players looking to make debuts for their youth national teams.
Michael Gregoritsch will look to make his 30th appearance for Austria during the international break, with his country playing World Cup qualifiers against Moldova (Wednesday, 1st September), Israel (Saturday, 4th September) and Scotland (Tuesday, 7th September).
Ruben Vargas will also have the chance to represent Switzerland. His nation first has a friendly match vs. Greece (Wednesday, 1st September) before two World Cup qualifiers against European champions Italy (Sunday, 5th September) and Northern Ireland (Wednesday, 8th September, which will be two years to the day that Vargas made his Switzerland debut).
Fredrik Jensen has a similar schedule himself, having been selected for the Finland national team. Their first match is an international friendly against Wales (Wednesday, 1st September), and then the Finns will take part in World Cup qualifiers against Kazakhstan, who are currently bottom of this qualifying group (Saturday, 4th September), and world champions France (Tuesday, 7th September).
Carlos Gruezo will also be taking part in World Cup qualifiers. His native Ecuador face Paraguay (Thursday, 2nd September), Chile (Sunday, 5th September), and Uruguay (Thursday, 9th September) as they attempt to secure third place in the qualifying table whilst playing teams with which they are in direct competition.
Frederik Winther is in contention to make his debut for the Denmark U21 side. Their fixtures are a friendly vs. Greece (Friday, 3rd September) and a qualifier for the U21 European Championship against Kazakhstan (Tuesday, 7th September).
Another FCA player who could potentially make his debut for the Germany U19 team is Lasse Günther, who has been called up for the team’s friendly matches against Switzerland (Friday, 3rd September) and England (Monday, 6th September).