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October International Break: The Comprehensive Everton Guide

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Who plays where and when, all the info you need for the fortnight

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UPDATE: Andre Gomes has been called up by Portugal despite being unfit and missing the Blues last few games. Oh boy.

The second international break of the season is upon us and for Everton fans it’s both good and bad. On one hand we can forget how miserable we are with our team, and can actually go ahead and enjoy lives outside of football. On the other hand, it gives us even more time to stew on how miserable we are with our team.

England

Senior team - UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifying: at Czech Republic - Fri Oct 11; at Bulgaria - Mon Oct 14

Jordan Pickford and Michael Keane are the two representatives for the Blues in the Three Lions side looking to seal progress to Euro 2020. Fabian Delph also received a call-up but then left the group with an injury, which adds to Marco Silva’s woes.

Under-21s - UEFA Euro 2021 Qualifying: at Slovenia - Fri Oct 11; vs Austria - Tue Oct 15

Tom Davies is the sole representative here and starred last break playing as a central defensive midfielder - interesting to see how he does now especially after Silva continues to overlook him.

Under-20s - Friendlies: at Italy - Thu Oct 10; vs Czech Republic - Mon Oct 14

Lewis Gibson will continue to get a chance to prove his credentials to break into the U-21 side. (Update: He has been ruled out sick for the first game today)

Under-19s - Friendlies: vs France - Wed Oct 9; vs Belgium - Sat Oct 12

Anthony Gordon has continued his hot streak and could be closer than ever to a senior side call-up at Everton. Under-23s goalie Harry Tyrer has been excellent so far this season and gets a maiden call to the England set-up.

Under-17s - Friendlies: vs Germany - Thu Oct 10; vs Germany - Sat Oct 12; vs Spain - Monday Oct 14

Everton trio Lewis Dobbin, Reece Welch and Tyler Onyango all retain their spots in the Under-17 side.

Republic of Ireland

Senior team - UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifying: at Georgia - Thu Oct 10; at Switzerland - Tue Oct 15

Club captain Seamus Coleman will have a longer break from Everton action than usual following his dismissal in the loss at Burnley.

Under-19s - Friendlies: vs Denmark - Fri Oct 11; vs Denmark - Mon Oct 14

16-year-old Aintree-born striker sensation Tom Cannon has received his first call-up to the Under-19s after banging in 8 goals in just four games for the Everton Under-18s.

Portugal

Senior team - UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifying: vs Luxembourg - Fri Oct 11; at Ukraine - Mon Oct 14

Andre Gomes just returned from a rib injury in the Blues last loss with a late substitute appearance, but has now been called up to the Portuguese national team for the first time since last March. The 26-year-old will be looking to add to his 29 caps.

Brazil

Senior team - Friendlies: vs Senegal - Thu Oct 10; vs Nigeria - Sun Oct 13

Richarlison will feature for Brazil again during the break, with games against Idrissa Gueye’s Senegal and then Alex Iwobi’s Nigeria on the docket.

Colombia

Senior team - Friendlies: vs Chile - Sat Oct 12; vs Algeria - Tue Oct 15

Yerry Mina has been strong in the middle of the Everton defence, but with a late Tuesday game, Silva will be hoping he’s not too tired to play again on Saturday.

France

Senior team - UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifying: at Iceland - Fri Oct 11; vs Turkey - Mon Oct 14

Lucas Digne has slowed down his hot start to the season, but will attempt to get his season back on track while Djibril Sidibe also gets his first call-up for the season - with Coleman out suspended, Blues will be sweating his fitness this week.

Iceland

Senior team - UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifying: vs France - Fri Oct 11; vs Andorra - Mon Oct 14

Gylfi Sigurdsson has been under-fire from at least one portion of the Everton fanbase, while the other segment continue to fiercely defend him. His side face a battle against the world champions France before looking to up their goal difference against Andorra.

Turkey

Senior team - UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifying: vs Albania - Fri Oct 11; at France - Mon Oct 14

Cenk Tosun scored a couple of excellent goals for Turkey last time out, but still hasn’t had a look-in recently, while transfer rumours for Janaury continue to swirl around the striker.

Nigeria

Senior team - Friendly: vs Brazil - Sun Oct 13

Alex Iwobi has just the one game this break, against Brazil over the weekend.

Wales

Under-19s - Friendlies: vs Austria Fri Oct 11; vs Austria Mon Oct 14

Duo Ryan Astley and Rhys Hughes will feature for the Welsh youngsters.

Under-17s - UEFA Euro Under-17 Qualifier: vs Slovenia - Wed Oct 9, vs Holland - Sat Oct 12, vs Kosovo - Tue Oct 15

Young winger Liam Higgins is the sole Everton representative here.

Scotland

Under-21s - UEFA Euro 2021 Qualifying: vs Lithuania - Thu Oct 10; at Czech Republic, Mon Oct 14

On-loan Fraser Hornby has been Kortrijk’s player of the month, and will play for the Tartan Army youth during the international break.

Italy

Under-21s - UEFA Euro 2021 Qualifying: at Republic of Ireland - Thu Oct 10; at Armenia - Mon Oct 14

Moise Kean remains dropped from the senior side as he’s only been getting limited minutes at Everton. Youngster still yet to score his first for the Blues, but surely that drought has to end soon.

Holland

Under-20s - Friendlies: vs Portugal - Thu Oct 10; at Poland - Mon Oct 14

Nathangelo Markelo remains with the Dutch Under-20s, failing to make it into the Under-21 side for the Euro qualifiers.

Norway

Under-19s - UEFA Euro Under-19 Qualifiers: vs Czech Republic - Wed Oct 9; vs Azerbaijan - Sat Oct 12; vs San Marino Tue Oct 15

Teenage midfielder Einar Iversen has already been promoted to David Unsworth’s Under-23 side, and will continue to play for the Under-19s at the national level for now.