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More players in action

The VfL players heading to the World Cup are not the only ones joining their national teams now the domestic calendar is over.

VfL-Wolfsburg-Spieler Casteels, Kaminski und Wind im Dress ihrer Nationalmannschaften.

Three VfL stars will participate at the 2022 FIFA World Cup: Koen Casteels, Jakub Kaminski and Jonas Wind. While the rest of the Green-and-Whites started an unusually early winter break straight after the victory at TSG Hoffenheim, the Wolves’ World Cup-bound trio were not the only ones to join up with their national teams. In addition to the tournament in Qatar, there are also a number of friendly games lined up. Omar Marmoush, who suffered a bruise to his pelvis in the Hoffenheim game, misses out through injury. 

The international fixtures at a glance

Koen Casteels (Belgium):

  • Friday 18 November, 18:00 CET, (H) Egypt (Friendly)
  • Wednesday 23 November, 20:00 CET, Canada (World Cup, Group stage)
  • Sunday 27 November, 14:00 CET, Morocco (World Cup, Group stage)
  • Thursday 1 December, 16:00 CET, Croatia (World Cup, Group stage)

Jonas Wind (Denmark):

  • Tuesday 22 November, 14:00 CET, Tunisia (World Cup, Group stage)
  • Saturday 26 November, 17:00 CET, France (World Cup, Group stage)
  • Wednesday 30 November, 16:00 CET, Australia (World Cup, Group stage)

Jakub Kaminski (Poland):

  • Wednesday 16 November, 18:00 CET (H) Chile (Friendly)
  • Tuesday 22 November, 17:00 CET, Mexico (World Cup, Group stage)
  • Saturday 26 November, 14:00 CET, Saudi Arabia (World Cup, Group stage)
  • Wednesday 30 November, 20:00 CET, Argentinia (World Cup, Group stage)

Mattias Svanberg (Sweden):

  • Wednesday 16 November, 20:30 CET, (A) Mexico (Friendly)
  • Saturday 19 November, 20:30 CET, (H) Algeria (Friendly)

Kilian Fischer, Felix Nmecha (Germany U21):

  • Saturday 18 November, 17:30 CET, (A) Italy (Friendly)