Seventeen Dortmund International Call-Ups

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schieberJulian Schieber is one of seventeen Borussia Dortmund players called-up by their national sides ahead of next week’s schedule of World Cup PlayoffsUEFA Under-21 Championship Qualifiers, and International Friendlies taking place between 14-19th November.

With friendlies at home to Japan and a trip to Greece, German manager Joachim Löw has given opportunities to fringe players to prove their worth with seven months to go before the FIFA World Cup. Schieber’s only previous cap was in August 2012 in a 2-0 friendly win over Serbia. Schieber is joined by Ilkay Gündogan, Mats Hummels, Marco Reus, and Marcel Schmelzer in Löw’s 23-man squad.

Ivan Perisic will add to his 21 caps for Croatia in their two-legged World Cup Playoff tie against France, while Viktor Fischer (Denmark), Kostas Katsouranis (Greece) and Neven Subotic (Serbia) have also been called up for the senior international friendlies. Dennis Praet has kept his place in the Belgium Under-21 squad as they face European Championship Qualifiers against France and Kazakhstan.

There were also call-ups for Moritz Leitner and Leonardo Bittencourt (who is on loan at Sandhausen) for the German Under-21s. Amongst five other youngsters rewarded, Jeremy Dudziak has won his first cap at Under-19 level. He’ll be in the German squad for their pair of friendlies against Denmark (home and away).

International Fixtures featuring BVB players:

Thursday 14 November

Mustafa Amini       AUSTRALIA v. New Zealand  U21 Friendly
Ibro Beslija        BOSNIA v. Germany         U21 UEFA Qual
Leo Bittencourt     Bosnia v. GERMANY         U21 UEFA Qual
Moritz Leitner      Bosnia v. GERMANY         U21 UEFA Qual
Jeremy Dudziak      Denmark v. GERMANY        U19 Friendly
Ogun Gümüstas       TURKEY v. Luxembourg      U19 Friendly
Koray Günter        Liechtenstein v. TURKEY   U21 UEFA Qual
Dennis Praet        BELGIUM v. France         U21 UEFA Qual

Friday 15 November

Viktor Fischer      Albania v. DENMARK        Friendly
Ilkay Gündogan      GERMANY v. Japan          Friendly
Mats Hummels        GERMANY v. Japan          Friendly
Marco Reus          GERMANY v. Japan          Friendly
Julian Schieber     GERMANY v. Japan          Friendly
Marcel Schmelzer    GERMANY v. Japan          Friendly
Kostas Katsouranis  Hungary v. GREECE         Friendly
Ivan Perisic        France v. CROATIA         World Cup P/O
Neven Subotic       SERBIA v. Moldova         Friendly
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Monday 18 November

Mustafa Amini       Iceland v. AUSTRALIA      U21 Friendly
Ibro Beslija        Andorra v. BOSNIA         U21 UEFA Qual
Leo Bittencourt     GERMANY v. Hungary        U21 UEFA Qual
Moritz Leitner      GERMANY v. Hungary        U21 UEFA Qual
Jeremy Dudziak      GERMANY v. Denmark        U19 Friendly
Ogun Gümüstas       Moldova v. TURKEY         U19 Friendly
Koray Günter        Slovakia v. TURKEY        U21 UEFA Qual
Dennis Praet        Kazakhstan v. BELGIUM     U21 UEFA Qual

Tuesday 19 November

Viktor Fischer      DENMARK v. South Korea    Friendly
Ilkay Gündogan      Greece v. GERMANY         Friendly
Mats Hummels        Greece v. GERMANY         Friendly
Marco Reus          Greece v. GERMANY         Friendly
Julian Schieber     Greece v. GERMANY         Friendly
Marcel Schmelzer    Greece v. GERMANY         Friendly
Kostas Katsouranis  GREECE v. Germany         Friendly
Ivan Perisic        CROATIA v. France         World Cup P/O
Neven Subotic       SERBIA v. Argentina       Friendly
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