A number of Aston Villa players have been called up for the set of November internationals.
Words: Regan Foy | @findfoy
Aston Villa have a range of players at both senior and youth level that have been called up for this month’s international fixtures.
The most notable of these call-ups are for the England national team, in which both Tyrone Mings and Jack Grealish have received consecutive call-ups to face Ireland, Belgium and Iceland – with two of the fixtures played in this country. Jacob Ramsey has been called up to the Three Lions Under 20 side – the only player at that age group from Aston Villa. Meanwhile, Kaine Kesler will join the Under 19 set-up, whilst Jaden Philogene-Bidace has received his first call-up to Ian Foster’s squad. Three players will be a part of a November training camp at St. George’s Park with the Under 18’s – Louie Barry, Carney Chukwuemeka and Aaron Ramsey.
In other home nations, John McGinn, who captained his side in the last set of international games, will join up with Scotland, whilst Connor Hourihane has also been named in the Ireland squad.
For our South American players, Douglas Luiz has been called up to the Brazilian Selecao for a number of games after impressing in the number 8 role last month, whilst Emiliano Martinez will be pushing for his Argentina debut against current international number one Franco Armani.
Trezeguet will join up with Egypt for African Cup of Nations qualifiers, whilst Ahmed Elmohamady misses out through a lack of playing time for Aston Villa. It is unknown as to whether Bertrand Traore will be fit enough to join up with Burkina Faso’s games against Malawi after the winger suffered a groin strain against Southampton.
For Aston Villa’s other African player, Marvelous Nakamba, African Cup of Nations qualifiers against Algeria beckon.
Under-21 goalkeeper Viljami Sinisalo, who is out on loan with Ayr United, has also been called up to the Finland youth side.
Best of luck to all of our internationals going into the international break!