Julian Schieber is one of seventeen Borussia Dortmund players called-up by their national sides ahead of next week’s schedule of World Cup Playoffs, UEFA 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 ----------------------------------------------------------- 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