The schedule for the ten Aiglons on international duty
With ten of Le Gym’s players preparing to join up with their respective national teams during the November international break, here’s a round-up of their schedule (all times given in CET).
UEFA: TODIBO AND BUŁKA
After being called up for the fourth time in the last five international windows but for the very first time as part of Didier Deschamps’s initial squad, Jean-Clair Todibo is set to make his return to Clairefontaine. He won’t be staying away from Nice for too long, though, as Les Bleus, who have already booked their place at EURO 2024, have two qualifiers ahead of them, the first of which will take place at the Allianz Riviera this Saturday against Gibraltar.
Marcin Bułka, meanwhile, has been called up by Poland and will be hoping to earn his first cap for the Biało-czerwoni, who are due to play one EURO 2024 qualifier and one friendly.
Friday 17th November (20:45):
Poland v. Czech Republic (UEFA EURO 2024 qualifier)
Saturday 18th November (20:45):
France v. Gibraltar (UEFA EURO 2024 qualifier)
Tuesday 21st November (20:45):
Greece v. France (UEFA EURO 2024 qualifier) / Poland v. Latvia (friendly)
CAF: ATAL, BOUDAOUI, NDAYISHIMIYE, DIOP, BOGA AND MOFFI
Six Aiglons will be heading down to Africa for FIFA World Cup 2026 qualifying action over the course of the November break. Youcef Atal and Hicham Boudaoui, who are now mainstays in the Algeria squad, are set to join up with Djamel Belmadi’s side once again, while Youssouf Ndayishimiye has been called up by Burundi. Terem Moffi, meanwhile, who scored in a friendly during the last international break, will don the Nigeria shirt once more.
Sofiane Diop will be venturing into uncharted territory, however, having recently chosen to represent Morocco and been given his first-ever call-up by Walid Regragui, although the attacking midfielder will only be able to feature in one game this time around, as the match between Les Lions de l’Atlas and Eritrea has been cancelled. Jérémie Boga, meanwhile, is set to make his return to the Ivory Coast squad after an eight-month absence and with just a few months to go until the Africa Cup of Nations comes to his home country.
Thursday 16th November (17:00):
Burundi v. Gambia (FIFA World Cup 2026 qualifier) / Algeria v. Somalia (FIFA World Cup 2026 qualifier) / Nigeria v. Lesotho (FIFA World Cup 2026 qualifier)
Friday 17th November (20:00):
Ivory Coast v. Seychelles (FIFA World Cup 2026 qualifier)
Sunday 19th November (14:00):
Burundi v. Gabon (FIFA World Cup 2026 qualifier) / Mozambique v. Algeria (FIFA World Cup 2026 qualifier) / Zimbabwe v. Nigeria (FIFA World Cup 2026 qualifier)
Monday 20th November (17:00):
Gambia v. Ivory Coast (FIFA World Cup 2026 qualifier)
Tuesday 21st November (20:00):
Tanzania v. Morocco (FIFA World Cup 2026 qualifier)
YOUTH: AMRAOUI and DOUMBOUYA
Having recently won the U-23 Africa Cup of Nations with Morocco, Ayoub Amraoui has again been called up by his country’s under-23s, this time for two friendlies in preparation for the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris. Les Lionceaux de l’Atlas will start by taking on Denmark this Thursday before facing the United States next Tuesday, with both games taking place in Murcia, Spain.
Amidou Doumbouya, meanwhile, will be heading out to Romania with France’s U17s for the 2024 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualifying round, where Les Bleuets will take on Estonia this Wednesday, Romania this Saturday and Norway next Tuesday.